University of Essex Africa Scholarship Programme 2020/2021 for Postgraduate Studies in the UK (up to £4,000)

University of Essex Africa Scholarship Programme 2020/2021 for Postgraduate Studies in the UK (up to £4,000)

Deadline: September 18, 2020

Are you an international student from an African nation and are self-funding your postgraduate studies? Apply now for the University of Essex Africa Scholarship Programme 2020/2021 for Postgraduate Studies in the UK.

The university offers a scholarship of £4,000 to African students that will be paid as a discount on the tuition fee. The scholarship is awarded as a partial tuition fee waiver and is available for students on postgraduate taught Masters courses (excluding MBA).


  • These scholarships are restricted to applicants who are overseas fee payers and are entirely self-funded. They are not available to students who are fully or partly sponsored;
  • Applicants must be a national of an African nation (defined as a member state of the African Union);
  • These scholarships may be awarded to students who have completed relevant school or university studies in one of the specified countries, and who are nationals of an African nation;
  • Graduates of the University of Essex are not eligible for this award;
  • Students must have been awarded a first degree with the grade specified or above. A higher Masters grade cannot be taken to compensate for a lower Bachelors grade;
  • Eligible courses are those which are full-time taught Masters courses leading to MA, MSc, LLM, MFA and MRes degrees. The Essex MBA is excluded;
  • Only one scholarship award can be made per student and the award cannot normally be held in conjunction with other University of Essex awards;
  • This scholarship is available for the first year of Masters study only;
  • These scholarships do not apply to deferred entry. Where a student, to whom a scholarship has been offered, requests deferred entry, the award will be considered again in line with the terms and conditions that apply in the new proposed year of entry.
  • Successful applicants should be available for promotional activities.

Academic Requirements

If you have a degree from any of the following countries, these are the academic requirements:

  • Ghana: CGPA 3.0/4.0 or above
  • Nigeria: CGPA 3/5 or above
  • Other member states of the African Union: 2:1 or above (or equivalent as defined by the University’s Postgraduate Admissions selection criteria)

You will also be considered for this award if you are a national of an African nation and you have a degree:

  • from a recognised UK university, other than Essex, with a 2:1 or above, or
  • from a recognised university with a 2:1 or above (or equivalent as defined by the university’s Postgraduate Admissions selection criteria) or from any of the following countries:
    • Bangladesh
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • Chile
    • China
    • Colombia
    • Hong Kong
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Japan
    • Jordan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Malaysia
    • Mexico
    • Nepal
    • Norway
    • Pakistan
    • Russia
    • Sri Lanka
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • Turkey
    • USA
    • Vietnam


  • These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and all academic applications will automatically be considered;
  • The University will use official transcripts and certificates, submitted as part of the original application, as evidence of grades achieved and no alternative supporting evidence will be accepted;
  • Applicants who have firmly accepted an offer of a place by 18 September 2020, and obtain a place on a course at Essex, will be considered for these scholarships.

For more information, visit University of Essex.