Fees and Funding


Regional Scholarship (Africa)


The details
All departments (excluding East 15)

If you're an international student from Africa and are self-funding your undergraduate studies, you could be eligible for a scholarship of £3,500, paid as a discount on your first year’s tuition fee.


You must meet all of the following conditions:

  • be classified as international students for fees purposes
  • be ordinarily resident in an African nation* (defined as a member state of the African Union)
  • be entirely self-funding your studies
  • be in the first year of your degree course 2021-2022
  • for 2021-2022 entry: students must actively make Essex their firm choice on UCAS by 17 September 2021**

*excluding Mauritius, for which we have a separate award.

** University of Essex International College students are exempt from this deadline.

Students who aren't eligible

You are not eligible for this award, even if you meet the criteria above, if you:

  • are on any East 15 Acting School courses
  • are fully or partly sponsored
  • become firm with Essex through rejection by your original firm choice selection elsewhere
  • defer your entry (if you defer entry to the following year, the award will be withdrawn, though you may be considered again under the following year's terms and conditions)
  • are transferring into the second year from another UK higher education institution
  • are not assessed as paying overseas fees
  • are directly continuing from one course to another (for example from Foundation degree or HND on to the final year of an honours degree)

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.

  • For 2021-22 entry: You'll be notified of your award by the end of October 2021.

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.

Africa Scholarship Programme Undergraduate - 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.