The University of Essex is offering a Graduation Assistance Fund to assist graduands who are unable to afford the cost of gown hire and/or guest tickets for their Graduation ceremony. Awards will be paid directly to the University and gown hire company.
Please note: If you apply for this fund, please do not purchase tickets or a gown while your application is being processed. Tickets and a gown will be reserved for you by the Graduation and Awards team when you submit your application until you receive the outcome of your application.
The deadline to apply for the fund is 11 June 2023 by 4pm.
To apply for the Graduation Assistance Bursary, you will need to do the following:
Note: your application will not be assessed until you submit a full and complete application form which includes all necessary evidence to complete an assessment.
Please read the full terms and conditions for your entry year before applying for the fund. 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're a current student looking for information about an award you received, see our terms and conditions for previous years.