School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science

Scholarships and funding

Supporting your study

We offer many funding opportunities to support both undergraduate and postgraduate students, including a broad range of University of Essex scholarships.


Our range of scholarships and bursaries to support talented students ensures that we remain accessible to all with the potential to succeed, regardless of financial circumstances. 

We offer school-specific scholarships and you can also apply for University scholarships and funding. 

Alternatively search our scholarship finder to see the funding we have for you.

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Selected undergraduate scholarships and awards

Mathematics Final Year Undergraduate Scholarship

We offer a scholarship of £500 to the top 10 ranked students in their second year, based on aggregate year mark.

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Further Mathematics A-level award

We have a scholarship of £250 for applicants who obtain an A*-B grade in Further Mathematics A-Level and who choose Essex as their firm UCAS choice for an undergraduate degree in our school.

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Selected postgraduate scholarships and awards

Winsten Scholarship

The Winsten Scholarship is normally available to students applying to study on an PhD course in our school and is awarded every three years. This will not be available for 2021-22.

The Winsten Scholarship is named after Professor Chris Winsten, who was an internationally renowned mathematician who worked at our University for more than 25 years. His reputation is based on his application of mathematical and statistical ideas to areas of economics leading to the eponymous Prais-Winsten transformation still used by modern economists today and to the groundbreaking Beckmann-McGuire-Winsten (1955) approach to transportation economics.

Chris had an intuitive geometrical approach that found solutions to difficult analytic problems. He left the bulk of his fortune to further the reputation of Essex mathematics.

University of Essex Doctoral Scholarships

Our University of Essex Mathematical Sciences Doctoral Scholarships support talented PhD students to study at our University.

These awards are available to students who can demonstrate an excellent academic background and the potential for future achievement, as well as financial need.

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