2022-23 University of Essex African Postgraduate Scholarship (England Based)

Scholarship Awarding University: 

Type of degree: 
Master’s

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will end as follows;
i. 16 September 2022 (for October 2022 start) (CLOSED)
ii. 06 January 2023 (for January 2023 start)

Scholarship Summary: 
University of Essex is providing scholarships to international students from African nations who are self-funding their postgraduate studies. This scholarship will be awarded as a tuition fee discount in the first year only.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
The following are the eligibility criteria;
i. These scholarships are restricted to students who are overseas fee payers and are entirely self-funded. 
ii. Students must be ordinarily resident (see the terms and conditions below for the definition of ordinary residence) in an African nation (defined as a member state of the African Union).
iii. These scholarships may be awarded to applicants who have completed relevant school or university studies in Africa.
iv. Applicants must have been awarded an undergraduate degree with the grade specified below. A higher Masters grade cannot be taken to compensate for a lower Bachelors grade;
    - For Ghanaian applicants, CGPA 3.0/4.0 or above
    - For Nigerian applicants, CGPA 3.5 or above
    - For other African applicants, 2.1 or above (or equivalent as described by the Postgraduate Admissions selection criteria) 
v. Eligible courses are those which are full-time taught Masters courses leading to MA, MSc, LLM, MFA and MRes degrees and start in October 2022 and January 2023.
vi. Applicants who have firmly accepted an offer of a place by 16 September 2022 (for October 2022 start) or 06 January 2023 (for January 2023 start) and met the academic conditions of entry, will be considered for these scholarships. 
vii. Only one scholarship award can be made per student and the award cannot normally be held in conjunction with other University of Essex awards.
viii. This scholarship is available for the first year of study only.
ix. Successful applicants should be available for promotional activities.

Value of Scholarship: 
The Essex African Postgraduate Regional Scholarship is valued as £4,500, and is awarded as a discount towards the cost of tuition fees for the first year of study only.

Scholarship Application Guide: 
These scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit and all academic applications will automatically be considered. 

The University will use official transcripts and certificates, submitted as part of the original application, as evidence of grades achieved, and no alternative supporting evidence will be accepted. Applicants who have firmly accepted an offer of a place by 16 September 2022 (for October 2022 start) or 06 January 2023 (for January 2023 start) and met the academic conditions of entry, will be considered for these scholarships 

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the University of Essex Master’s Africa Postgraduate Regional Scholarship Page.