Scholarships and funding

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Supporting your studies

We offer many opportunities to fund your studies, including a broad range of University of Essex scholarships:

We also offer a number of scholarships linked to our courses and our department.

Masters scholarships

Santander scholarships

Eleven scholarships of £5,000 each, funded by Santander Group, are available for taught masters study at Essex for 2018-19. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit if you would not otherwise be able to take up a place at Essex.

Fuller Masters scholarship

We're offering two students the opportunity to study with us in 2018 under the Fuller Masters Scholarship. The scholarship, which covers the tuition fee, is available to UK and EU students and will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

The deadline for applications is Friday 13 July 2018.

Sociology courses with linked funding

PhD scholarships

Fuller Postgraduate Research Scholarships

We are offering four students the opportunity to study with us in 2018 under the Fuller Postgraduate Research Scholarship scheme:

  • Fuller-Lockwood Scholarship in sociological theory and social stratification
  • Fuller-McIntosh Scholarship in gender, sexuality and intimate life
  • Fuller-Cohen Scholarship in crime, deviance and human rights
  • Fuller-Townsend Scholarship in inequalities and social justice.

University of Essex Doctoral Scholarships

Our University of Essex Doctoral Scholarships support talented PhD students pushing boundaries in their field of study. There are 34 awards in total to be granted across our Social Sciences, Humanities and Science and Health faculties for 2018.

If you have an excellent academic background and the potential for future achievement then you could be eligible.

South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) studentships

SeNSS is one of 14 new Doctoral Training Partnerships funded by the ESRC, beginning in 2017-18, and will be awarding at least 35 fully-funded studentships across the partner institutions in 2018.

Applications are now closed.

CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership

The University, along with six partner institutions, is a member of CHASE: Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England, which has been awarded £17m from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to fund PhD studentships over a five year period.

Applicants for a PhD Sociology can apply to CHASE for AHRC studentships through our Department. Funding covers fees, maintenance and professional development opportunities during your PhD.

Applications are now closed.

Silberrad Scholarships

The University of Essex Silberrad Scholarships will be awarded by the University to provide support for its own graduates to pursue PhD study. The scholarships are funded by a legacy from the Silberrad Estate, which was bequeathed to the University in 2007.

China Scholarship Council Award

The University of Essex is offering ten full tuition fee-waivers for Chinese PhD students starting in October 2015. These are to be held in conjunction with a stipend covering living costs to be provided by the China Scholarship Council (CSC).

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Stick with us

If you're one of our graduates, studied abroad here or have a spouse or partner studying here as a full-time international student paying overseas fees, we'll give you a loyalty discount of up to 25% on the tuition fee for your first year of postgraduate study at Essex.

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