Scholarships and Bursaries

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Our sports scholarship and bursaries are there to provide support to talented athletes in sports of Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Football and Rugby 7s, ensuring you have the financial support to excel in your sport and your studies.

At Essex we...
  • Aim to lead the region as the primary sport institution 
  • Our sports teams play in major national leagues such as the Essex Rebels in the Women's British Basketball League (WBBL) 
  • We are home to the Essex Sport Arena - our £12 million competition and spectator venue, built to international sporting standards and offering 20 courts for sports including basketball, volleyball, netball, badminton and futsal; and with seating for up to 1,655 spectators. 
Danijela Kolaric Women's Football International Student Athlete
Being an international student at any university is never an easy or simple decision one would make, especially for those who only have one year. One year to meet the culture, adjust, connect with people, but at same time thrive, find your own footsteps, and – as coach Pedro always says – “leave a legacy behind”. I can proudly say that I accomplished all of it, and if it wasn’t for Essex none of it would have been possible! Thanks to the MSc programme in Sport & Exercise Psychology, I managed to obtain my degree and therefore pursue my career in Sport Psychology which for me is a dream come true. Along the way I met Grace, Daniel and Tuana who became my best friends for life – and for that I am even more grateful! However, the legacy I leave behind goes with Essex Blades and the football programme. I want to thank coach Pedro for being the best coach I have ever had. He taught me how to lead with example, keep my word, and create that winning mentality. As a team we accomplished a lot in just one year – won the league, became performance team! – but this one year at Essex seems like a perfect base for my future endeavours! Thank you Essex!’
Danijela Kolaric UoE Women’s Football international student-athlete 2021-2022

Find out more about our current scholarships and bursaries