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Postgraduate Support Scheme

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If you'd like to study for a Masters at Essex in 2015-16 but are worried about the cost, our Postgraduate Support Scheme offers three ways of making it much more affordable.

Our last few remaining places on the PSS are available for students who are keen and motivated to develop their coaching or employability skills whilst studying for a Masters. If you’re one of them, send your application to us by Monday 7 September 2015.

Applications have only re-opened for students who began their undergraduate course in 2012.

Coaching for Academic Success

We have 100 places available on our coaching programme. In return for providing coaching to other students you will receive an award of £10,000 to cover your tuition fees (any remaining money will go towards campus accommodation or a stipend). You are potentially eligible for this programme if you started your undergraduate degree in 2012-13.

You'll work towards an endorsed certificate in Coaching from the Institute of Leadership and Management. You will gain skills which are highly valued by graduate employers while, at the same time, providing invaluable support to other students to help them obtain better degrees, employment and study opportunities.

Work-based Project

We have 32 places available on our Work-based Project scheme. You will undertake a work-based project relevant to your chosen subject and in return you will receive an award of £10,000 to cover your tuition fees (and any remaining money will go towards campus accommodation or a stipend). You are potentially eligible for this programme if you started your undergraduate degree in 2012-13.

We will support you to find a suitable project. The number of credits attached to the assessment of the work-based project will vary between departments.

Coaching for Academic Success (pre-2012 entry)

We have taken on board feedback from the Students' Union regarding eligibility for the Postgraduate Support Scheme, which is not available if you registered for your undergraduate studies prior to 2012. We've created this new award, which has 12 places available for those who began their studies in 2011 or earlier.

This award is funded exclusively by the University, while the two awards available to 2012 registrants are jointly funded by the University and HEFCE.

We have 12 places available on our coaching programme. In return for providing coaching to other students you will receive a fee waiver of £5,000 towards your tuition fees. You are potentially eligible for this programme if you started your undergraduate degree prior to 2012 and are graduating from the University of Essex this year.

You'll work towards an endorsed certificate in Coaching from the Institute of Leadership and Management. You will gain skills which are highly valued by graduate employers while, at the same time, providing invaluable support to other students to help them obtain better degrees, employment and study opportunities.

Frequently asked questions

  • I am an international student and began my undergraduate course in 2012, am I eligible?

    Unfortunately you will not be eligible for the award. The PSS is open to UK/EU students only, paying Home/EU fees.

  • Can I apply for the PSS if I already have a masters degree?

    Students who have already completed a postgraduate qualification are not eligible, as per HEFCE’s stipulations.

  • What does 'previously been in care for at least 13 weeks' mean?

    The Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 states that a Care Leaver is someone who has been in the care of the Local Authority for a period of 13 weeks or more spanning their 16th birthday. Essex is committed to providing support for care leavers.

  • If I am from the EU, how can I prove that my household income is up to £42,620?

    As we do not have comparable figures for household income across all other European countries, this criteria is only open to Home (UK) students.

  • What does 'in receipt of family benefits or credits' mean?

    By means-tested, we refer to any government support that is given to you or your family depending on your household income. Tax credits are state benefits that provide extra money to people responsible for children, disabled workers and other workers on lower incomes. These are UK based examples, but we do accept means-tested support from other EU countries.

  • Can I combine the PSS award with other scholarships or the Alumni Discount?

    The PSS award cannot be combined with any other scholarship including the Alumni Loyalty Discount.

  • When will the informal interviews take place? Are there alternative arrangements?

    Informal interviews are set to take place throughout June. Alternative arrangements, such as Skype or phone interviews, can be made if you are no longer in the country.

  • Can I be considered for both strands?

    Provided you submit an application form for each strand, yes, you can be considered for both. Please note your course must be eligible for the work-based project strand before you apply.

  • Do I need to apply for a Masters course or the PSS application first?

    You need to have made your course application before you apply for the PSS. We don’t expect you to have had an answer or an offer yet however we expect you have put in an application.

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Please get in touch if you've got any questions about the scheme.