Faculty of Science and Health

Scholarships and funding

Supporting your studies

At Essex we offer scholarships and funding opportunities for talented students from a range of backgrounds.

Some of our scholarships are university-wide, while others are offered by specific departments. You can use the scholarships finder links below to find out more.

In addition we offer postgraduate studentships to help fund those who are working towards a research degree (MSD, MPhil or PhD). These may be interdisciplinary, involving more than one department, or offered as part of specific research projects by academics in one of our science and health departments.


The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support talented students, and ensure we remain accessible to all with the potential to succeed, regardless of financial circumstances. 

Search our Scholarship Finder to see the funding you can apply for.

Postgraduate funding

We offer postgraduate funding to help support you during your research. These may be offered as part of specific research projects being carried out by our academics, or as part of our work with Doctoral Training Partnerships.

Along with studentships, we also give all research students access to Proficio, our unique professional development funding scheme. Proficio gives you funding for training courses and conference attendance, whether you're working on a 1 year Master of Science by Dissertation (MSD), or undertaking a 3 year PhD.

Faculty studentships

The Faculty of Science and Health is keen to promote interdisciplinary research across the university. By breaking down academic silos and bringing together researchers with similar interests in different fields, we can create cutting-edge research that will have impact on the real world.

Our Faculty studentships are co-supervised by at least two academics from different departments.

Deep learning approach for demand management in e-retailing

This project aims to apply deep learning techniques to understand major cost/emission factors of vehicle routing subject to customer choices, so as to proactively adjust pricing to schedule customer demands.

Lead department: Department of Mathematical Sciences (in collaboration with the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering)

Closing date: 27 January 2020

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Privacy-assuring signal processing for the release of healthcare data

The development of wireless technology and data-driven apps has led to an influx in tools that can help track behaviour patterns, particularly in the health and wellbeing sector.

However any disclosure of personal health-related data to legitimate entities (such as healthcare providers) to receive some utility in return (e.g., in the form of better health monitoring services) comes at the expense of a possible loss of privacy, which may have unintended and potentially adverse effects to the patients/users.

This project is concerned with issues around data privacy in relation to the sharing of healthcare patient information/signal.

Lead department: School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (in collaboration with the School of Health and Social Care)

Closing date: 30 January 2020

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