If you're an international student, took your undergraduate degree overseas or in the UK and are self-funding your postgraduate studies, you could be eligible for a scholarship worth up to £5,000, paid as a discount on your tuition fee.
* Students receiving a repayable loan to fund their studies will be considered as self-funded.
If you have a degree from any of the following countries, please check the academic requirements below to see if you could be eligible.
|Country||Academic requirement||Scholarship award|
|Azerbaijan||Equivalent to UK 2.2 who graduate from institutions in Azerbaijan regardless of whether institution is Azeri||£4,000|
|Bahrain||CGPA 3.0 or above||
|Bangladesh||CGPA 3.2 / 60% / B in a 4-year degree||£5,000|
|Brazil||75/100 or 7.5/10 or B+||£4,000|
|Cambodia||CGPA 3.2 or above||£4,000|
|Canada||A, or CGPA 3.5/4, or CGPA 8/9, or 85% (where pass mark is 60%), or 84% (where pass mark is 50%)||£3,000|
|China||75% or CGPA 2.7/4 from Tier 1, 80% or CGPA 3.2/4 from Tier 2 universities||£2,500|
|Dominican Republic||85% or CGPA 3.50||£4,000
|Ghana||CGPA 3.0/4.0 or above||£4,000
|Guatemala||Public Universities 70% / Private Universities 80%||£4,000
|Hong Kong||CGPA 3/0 or above||£2,000
|Tier 1 and 2 - 60% or CGPA 6.5/10, or CGPA 2.6/4
|Tier 1 and 2 - 55% or CGPA 6/10, or CGPA 2.4/4||£3,000
|Tiers 3 - 65% or CGPA 7.5/10 or CGPA 3/4||£5,000
|Tiers 3 - 60% or CGPA 7/10 of CGPA 2.8/4||£3,000
|Indonesia||CGPA 3.0 or above||£4,000|
|Japan||B or CGPA 2.5/4||£4,000|
|Jordan||CGPA 3.0 or above||£3,000|
|Kazakhstan||5 (excellent) OR 3.75/4.0, 4/4.33 and 4.0/5.0||£3,000|
|Malaysia||CGPA 3.25 or above||£4,000|
|Mauritius||Equivalent to UK 1st||£4,000|
|Equivalent to UK 2.1||£3,000|
|Nepal||70% (first division) or CGPA 3.5/4||£5,000|
|65% (first division) or CGPA 3/4||£3,000|
|Nigeria||CGPA 3/5 or above or 2.50/4||£4,000|
|Pakistan||65% or above, where pass mark is 33%, or 70% or above, where pass mark is 50%,or 80% or above where the pass mark is 60%, or CGPA 3.00 or above||£5,000|
|63% or above, where pass mark is 33%, or 65% or above, where pass mark is 50%, or 75% or above where the pass mark is 60%, or CGPA 2.90 or above||£4,500|
|60% or above where pass mark is 33%, or 60% or above where the pass mark is 50%, or 70% or above where the pass mark is 60%, or CGPA 2.80 or above
|49% or above where pass mark is 33%, or 55% or above where the pass mark is 50%, or 65% or above where the pass mark is 60%, or CGPA 2.60 or above||£3,000|
|Panama||B or 81%||£4,000
|Paraguay||80% or 4/5||£4,000
|Philippines||CGPA 1.5, in an Undergraduate degree awarded by University of Philippines or University of Santo Tomas||£4,000
|CGPA 3.5 in an Undergraduate degree awarded by Ateneo de Manila University or De La Salle University
|Russia||CGPA 4.5 or above
|Singapore||GPA 3.25/4.0 or above||£2,000|
|South Korea||CGPA 3.0/4 or 3.20/4.5
|CGPA 2.75/4 or 3.00/4.5||£2,500|
|Sri Lanka||A or 1st||£5,000|
|B+ or 2:1||£3,000|
|Taiwan||70% (national institution), or 75% (other institution)||£3,000|
|Thailand||CGPA 3.5 or above||£5,000|
|CGPA 3.0 or above||£4,000|
|CGPA 2.75 or above
|Turkey||CGPA 3.00+ or 75%
|USA||CGPA 3.25 or above
|Vietnam||CGPA 8/10 or above, or CGPA 3.5/4 or above
|CGPA 7/10 or above, or CGPA 3/4 or above
*excluding ITESM partnership funded students
If you are domiciled in one of the countries listed above, you have a degree from a recognised UK university, other than Essex, with First Class or Upper Second Class Honours and you meet the eligibility criteria laid out in the terms and conditions below, the award amount will be £2,000.
We'll assess your eligibility based on the information that you submit with your application for your place at Essex.
If you meet all the eligibility criteria, you will automatically be awarded this scholarship. You don't need to complete an application form.
These scholarships will only be made available as a reduction on the tuition fee that is payable on registration at the University. Payment cannot be offset against a tuition fee deposit if one is required.
Please read the full terms and conditions for your entry year before applying for or accepting a scholarship or bursary. They contain important information about eligibility, how you'll receive your funding and whether this award can be combined with others or not.
If you are joining us for courses starting in January 2022, you can find out more about eligibility and how to apply for this scholarship in our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship - Terms and conditions for 2021-2022 entry (.pdf)
If you're a current student looking for information about an award you received, see our terms and conditions for previous years.