University of Essex Africa Scholarship Program 2018-19


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We’re proud to be Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 and ranked 22nd in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide - our highest ever ranking. We're also in the top 25 for research quality in the Good University Guide and top 15 in England for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2017, mainstream universities).

We're committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. Our students are members of a unique, transformational living and learning community which empowers them with the skills to make a difference to the world around them.


BENEFITS

£4,000


ELIGIBILITY

 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) and ordinarily resident in an African nation.

 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 and ordinarily resident in 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 (including the Alumni Discount).

 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.


ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

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

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 the University of Essex with a 2:1 or above;

 from a recognised university with a 2:1 or above (or equivalent as defined by our Postgraduate Admissions selection criteria) or from any of the following countries:

o Bangladesh

o Canada

o China

o Hong Kong

o India

o Indonesia

o Japan

o Jordan

o Kazakhstan

o Malaysia

o Norway

o Pakistan

o Russia

o Taiwan

o Thailand

o Turkey

o USA

o Vietnam


HOW TO APPLY

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 30 September 2018, and met the academic conditions of entry, will be considered for these scholarships. Applications submitted after that date may be considered depending on availability of funds.

 Successful applicants will be informed, in writing, at the point that their place at Essex is confirmed, and by the end of October 2018, of any award to be offered.


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