We offer a wide range of funding opportunities for research students. Our main awards are listed below and you can search our Scholarship Finder to see what else you might be eligible for.
If you successfully complete a University of Essex validated Masters degree, Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Diploma, either at Essex or one of our partner institutions, you may receive an Alumni Loyalty Discount token. This can be spent on one year of postgraduate study at PhD level.
If you have an Essex Masters degree, or a Graduate or Postgraduate Diploma then the discount will reduce your first year tuition fees by:
See our Alumni loyalty discount terms and conditions 2021-22 (.pdf) for more information.
|Valid year of entry||Who it's for|
|School of Life Sciences PhD studentships||2021-2022||PhD students in our School of Life Sciences|
|British Council Newton Fund||2021-2022
||Funding for individual partner country students to undertake full PhD studies in the UK, or vice versa|
|Computer Science and Electronic Engineering PhD Studentships||2021-2022
||PhD students in CSEE|
|Postgraduate Research EU Scholarship||2022-2023
||Students from the EU who are classified as international fee paying students in academic year 2021-2022|
|Faculty of Science and Health Studentships||2021-2022
||PhD students in our Faculty of Science and Health|
|Sports scholarships and bursaries||2020-2021
||Students with outstanding sporting ability|
|Doctoral training centre studentships|
|CHASE (AHRC) studentships||Postgraduate research students in the arts and humanities|
|Eastern Arc studentship||Postgraduate research students in digital humanities, quantitative social sciences and synthetic biology|
|EnvEast (NERC) studentships||Postgraduate research students in environmental science|
|SeNSS studentships||Postgraduate research students in the social sciences|
||Postgraduate research students in biological, medical and social sciences|
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