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.
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!’