University of Essex Africa Scholarship Programme 2017/2018 for Young Africans to study in the United Kingdom

If you’re an international student from an African nation and are self-funding your postgraduate studies, you could be eligible for a scholarship of £4,000, paid as a discount on your tuition fee. If you are from any of the following countries, please check the academic requirements below to see if you could be eligible.

Ghana

  • CGPA 3.0/4.0 or above

Nigeria

  • CGPA 3/5 or above

Other member states of the African Union

  • 2:1 or above (or equivalent as defined by our Postgraduate Admissions selection criteria)

Degree qualification

You will also be considered for this award if you are a national of an African nation and you have a degree:

  • from a recognised UK university, other than Essex, with a 2:1 or above, or
  • from a recognised university with a 2:1 or above (or equivalent as defined by our Postgraduate Admissions selection criteria) or from any of the following countries:
    • Bangladesh
    • Canada
    • China
    • Hong Kong
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Japan
    • Jordan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Malaysia
    • Norway
    • Pakistan
    • Russia
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • Turkey
    • USA
    • Vietnam

Eligibility

You must meet all of the following conditions.

  • be classified as an international student for fee purposes
  • be a national of an African nation (defined as a member state of the African Union) and ordinarily resident in an African nation
  • be entirely self-funding your studies
  • be a graduate of any African country, or any of the countries specified above
  • be applying for a full-time Masters course starting in 2017-18 (excluding MBA)
  • meet the academic criteria in the table above
Payment arrangements
  • These scholarships will only be made available as a reduction on the tuition fee that is payable on registration at the University.
  • If you intermit from your course, you may, with the agreement of your department and at the discretion of the Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment, be entitled to a pro-rata payment of the remainder of your award on your return to study.
  • Please contact the Funding Team for further information

How to apply

  • If you meet all the eligibility criteria and firmly accept the offer of your place by 30 September 2017 then you will automatically be awarded this scholarship.
  • All our relevant course applications, received by the given deadline, will automatically be considered for this scholarship and a fee discount applied to all who meet our grade requirements.
  • You’ll be notified of your award at the point when your place at Essex is confirmed, and by the end of October 2017.
  • You don’t need to complete an application form.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the University of Essex Africa Scholarship Programme 2017/2018

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