Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarships for taught Masters students

Details of this scholarship for 2017-18 will be announced soon.

2016-17 entry

If you're an international student from outside the EU and are funding your own studies, you could be eligible for a scholarship worth up to £5,000, which you'll receive as a tuition fee discount in your first year.

Our Vice-Chancellor established a major fund to pay for these scholarships.

Country Scholarship amount Details
China Three £5,000 scholarships For postgraduates from China who work at specific institutions
Latin America Five £5,000 scholarships For postgraduates from specific universities in Latin America
USA Two £3,000 scholarships For postgraduates from the USA
General Up to five £2,000 scholarships Other awards may be allocated under this scheme to high achieving international postgraduates


You must meet all of the following conditions:

  • be classified as an international student for fee purposes
  • be fully self-funding your studies
  • where a country is specified, to have completed relevant school or university studies in that country

Students who aren't eligible

You are are not eligible for this award, even if you meet the criteria above, if you:

  • defer your entry (if you defer entry to the following year, the award will be withdrawn, though you may be considered again under the following year's terms and conditions)

You can only receive one award and it can't normally be held in conjunction with other University of Essex awards.

Full details

  • 2016-17

    Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarships terms and conditions

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    Please read the full terms and conditions before applying for or accepting a scholarship or bursary. They contain important information about eligibility, how you'll receive your funding and whether this award can be combined with others or not.

If you're a current student looking for information about an award you received, see our terms and conditions for previous years.

How to apply

  1. Make sure you've read the full terms and conditions, above.
  2. Complete our application form (.docx) and return it by 31 July 2016.