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University of Essex 2024 Africa Postgraduate Scholarship for African Students
Date Posted: June 6, 2024, 3:58 pm

If youre an international student from a member state of the African Union and are self-funding your postgraduate studies, you could be eligible for a scholarship of £4,500, paid as a discount on your first year’s tuition fee.

Application Deadline September 30, 2024
Value £4,500
Funding Type Partially Funded
Country to study United Kingdom
School to study University of Essex
Type Postgraduate
Sponsor University of Essex
Gender Men and Women


Benefits of University of Essex Africa Postgraduate Scholarship

Candidates will be awarded scholarship of £4,500, paid as a discount on your tuition fee. 

Requirements for University of Essex Africa Postgraduate Scholarship

You must meet all of the following conditions to be considered for the University of Essex Scholarships for Africans;

  • These scholarships are restricted to students who are overseas fee payers and are entirely selffunded*.
  • Students must be ordinarily resident (see below for the definition of ordinary residence) in a member state of the African Union.
  • These scholarships may be awarded to applicants who have completed relevant school or university studies in one of the specified countries above.
  • Applicants must have been awarded an undergraduate degree (this includes integrated Masters degrees) with the grade specified or above. A higher Masters grade cannot be taken to compensate for a lower Bachelors grade;
  • Eligible courses are those which are full-time taught Masters courses leading to MA, MSc, MRES and LLM degree and start in October 2024 and January 2025.
  • Applicants who have firmly accepted an offer of a place by 14 July 2024 (for October 2024 start) or 13 October 2024 (for January 2025 start) and met the academic conditions of entry, will be considered for these scholarships.
  • Only one scholarship award can be made per student and the award cannot be held in conjunction with any other University of Essex scholarships.
  • This scholarship is available for the first year of Masters study at Essex only;
  • Successful applicants should be available for promotional activities.

*Students receiving a repayable loan to fund their studies will be considered as self-funded.

Country Specific Requirements:

  • Ghana: 2:1, or 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)

Application Deadline

September 30, 2024

How to Apply

If you meet all the eligibility criteria, you will automatically be considered for this award. You don’t need to complete an application form. The University will assess your eligibility based on the academic transcripts and certificates you submit with your application for your place at Essex.

For more details, visit University of Essex website