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Scholarships

Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship

 

The details
Postgraduate taught
2021-2022
International
All departments (excluding East 15)

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. 

Eligibility

You must meet all of the following conditions:

  • be classified as an international student for fee purposes
  • be entirely self-funding your studies
  • be applying for a full-time taught Masters course starting in October 2021 or January 2022 (excluding MBA)
  • meet the academic criteria below

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 
Argentina 7.5/10  £3,000
Bahrain CGPA 3.0 or above

£4,000

Bangladesh CGPA 3.2 / 60% / B in a 4-year degree £5,000
Brazil 7.5/10 or B+ £3,000
Brunei CGPA 3.0 or above £4,000
Bolivia 75/100 £3,000
Cambodia CGPA 3.2 or above  £4,000
Canada A, or CGPA 3.5/4, or CGPA 9/10, or 85% (where pass mark is 60%), or 84% (where pass mark is 50%) £2,000
Chile 75% £3,000
China 75% or CGPA 2.7/4 from Tier 1, 80% or CGPA 3.2/4 from Tier 2 universities  £2,500
Colombia 4/5 £3,000
Costa Rica 8/10 £3,000
Dominican Republic 85% or CGPA 3.50 or above £3,000
Ecuador 8/10 £3,000
El Salvador 7.5/10 £3,000
Ghana CGPA 3.0/4.0 or above  £4,000
Guatemala Public Universities 70% / Private Universities 80%  £3,000
Hong Kong CGPA 3/0 or above £2,000
 
India
Tier 1 and 2 - 60% or CGPA 6.5/10, or CGPA 2.6/4
£5,000
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
Iran 14/20  £3,000
Japan £3,000
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
South Korea CGPA 3.0/4 or 3.20/4.5  £4,000
CGPA 2.75/4 or 3.00/4.5 £2,500
Lebanon 16/20 £3,000 
Malaysia CGPA 3.25 or above  £4,000
Mexico* 80% £3,000
Nepal 70% (first division) or CGPA 3.5/4  £5,000
65% (first division) or CGPA 3/4 £3,000
Nicaragua 80%  £3,000
Nigeria CGPA 3/5 or above or 2.50/4  £4,000
Norway £3,000 
Pakistan 65% or above where pass mark is 33%, or 70% or above where the 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 the 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 
£3,500
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% £3,000
Paraguay 80% or 4/5 £3,000
Peru 15/20 £3,000
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
£4,000
Russia CGPA 4.5 or above
£2,000
Singapore GPA 3.25/4.0 or above £2,000
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
£2,500
Turkey CGPA 3.00+ or 75%
£4,000
Uruguay 8.5/12 £3,000
USA CGPA 3.25 or above
£2,000
Venezuela 15/20 £3,000
Vietnam CGPA 8/10 or above
£4,000
CGPA 7/10 or above
£2,500

*excluding ITESM partnership funded students

If you are a national of one of the countries listed above and you have a degree from a recognised UK university other than Essex with First Class or Upper Second Class Honours, you may be eligible for an award worth £2,000.

How to apply

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.

  • If you meet all the eligibility criteria and firmly accept the offer of your place by 18 September 2021 or by 17 January 2022 for January starting courses then you will automatically be awarded this scholarship. You'll be notified of your award when your place at Essex is confirmed or by the end of October 2021 ( end of January 2022 for January starting courses).

Full details

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.

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.

£3,000
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