Fees and Funding


Americas Regional Scholarship


The details
USA, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru
All departments (excluding East 15)

If you're an international student from the USA, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico or Peru and are funding your own studies, you could be eligible for a scholarship worth £5,000, which you'll receive as a tuition fee discount in your first year.


  • These scholarships are restricted to students who are overseas fee payers and are entirely self-funded*
  • Students must be ordinarily resident (see the terms and conditions below for the definition of ordinary residence) in one of the countries specified above.
  • Students must be starting their first year of study on a degree course at the University of Essex in 2022-23.
  • Applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 15 July 2022. Applicants that become firm with Essex through rejection by their original firm choice selection elsewhere are not eligible.
  • Only one scholarship award can be made per student and the award cannot be held in conjunction with any other University of Essex Scholarships. 
  • This scholarship is available for the first year of study only.
  • Successful applicants should be available for promotional activities.
  • These scholarships are restricted to students who starting an undergraduate degree at the University of Essex  

 *Students receiving a repayable loan to fund their studies will be considered as self-funded. 

Students who aren't eligible

The following students are NOT eligible for the Scholarship regardless of meeting the above criteria:

  • Students undertaking courses at East 15 Acting School.
  • Students who are fully or partly sponsored.
  • Students undertaking a degree that is normally delivered wholly online
  • This scholarship award does not apply to deferred entry. Where a scholarship has been awarded to a student who subsequently defers entry to the following academic year, the award will be withdrawn and the applicant will be considered again in line with the terms and conditions that apply in the new proposed year of entry.
  • Students transferring into the second year from another UK higher education institution.
  • University of Essex International College (UEIC) Pathway students.
  • Students with dual nationality who are not assessed as paying overseas fees.
  • Students starting a Postgraduate taught or research degree are not eligible for these scholarships.

How to apply

  • For 2022-23 entry: Please complete and return the application form (.doc) by 31 May 2022. Successful applicants will be notified of their award by the end of July 2022.

Payment arrangements 

These scholarship awards will only be made available as a reduction on the tuition fee that is payable on registration at the University. 

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.

Americas Regional Scholarship - Terms and conditions for 2022-2023 entry (.pdf)

If you're a current student looking for information about an award you received, see our terms and conditions for previous years.