Fees and Funding


The Ronald J. Hill Fund


The details
Postgraduate taught
Department of Government

The department of Government is offering a bursary of £3,000 to assist one postgraduate student within the department of Government to assist with tuition fees or living costs. We have been extremely fortunate to offer this award due to the kind donation from one of the departments early graduates, and it’s first Masters student to earn his PhD at Essex..


You must meet all of the following conditions.

  • You are applying for an eligible postgraduate course in the department of Government
  • You achieve a 2:1 or higher in your undergraduate degree
  • You are able to demonstrate a financial need
  • You have received a conditional firm or unconditional firm offer to study full time at the University of Essex starting in academic year 2021/22. You need to have accepted your offer by 31 May 2021.

How to apply

You can apply for the award by completing an application form and submitting it to govpgquery@essex.ac.uk.

As part of your application, you will be required to submit the following –

  • A 300-word statement about why the bursary would be beneficial to you
  • One-page curriculum vitae
  • UG transcript and/or degree certificate

Full details

Please read the full terms and conditions 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.

The Ronald J. Hill Fund – terms and conditions for 2021-22 entry. (.pdf)

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