Applicants should note that the information below applies to candidates
currently applying who wish to start their degrees in October 2013. Different
rules may apply for 2014 applicants.
Information for current scholarship students
2012 entry students who have already been awarded Major or Minor Scholarships
will continue to receive their scholarships subject to satisfactory progress.
Please refer to page 46 of the 2012-13
undergraduate handbook for eligibility criteria. Single honours second year students who achieve a year mark of 70% or above in
June 2013 will still be awarded the Final Year Scholarship worth £500 in 2013-14.
Scholarships for 2013-14 entry
Academic Excellence Scholarship
Our Academic Excellence Scholarship is worth £2,000 for each year of your
study at Essex.
To be eligible you must meet all of the following conditions:
- be eligible for UK (home) or EU fees;
- have applied to the University of Essex through UCAS and
have satisfied all conditions of entry;
- register for a full-time undergraduate degree at the
University of Essex with first enrolment in 2013-14;
- have applied for a financial assessment to Student Finance
England (SFE) or other UK student funding provider with the
University of Essex as your chosen institution and have given
consent to the sharing of your financial details;
- obtain ONE of the following awards at the level specified or
- AAB at A-level (or equivalent)
- three distinctions in your BTEC National
Diploma or BTEC Extended Diploma
- 33 points or more in your International
- 18 level three credits at Distinction and 27
level three credits at Merit in the Access to HE
Certain combinations of the above qualifications may be acceptable,
see the terms and conditions
Student not eligible for the bursary
The following students are not eligible for the Academic Excellence
Scholarship regardless of meeting the above criteria:
- students funded by the NHS;
- students directly continuing from one course to another;
- students transferring in from another UK higher education
- students undertaking a postgraduate qualification;
- part-time students.
Final Year Scholarship
Single honours second year students will be awarded £500 if they achieve a year mark of 70%
in their second year (worth £250 for joint honours students).
Are you taking Further Mathematics A-level?
If you are, then, if
- you put Essex as your firm UCAS choice, and
- you obtain a B, A/A* grade in Further mathematics, then
we give you £250!
This award is in addition to any scholarship, and is not affected by grades
obtained in other subjects.
First Choice Scholarships
A £250 scholarship is available to eligible students that will consist of the
- All core texts of the Year 1 core Mathematics modules to the
cost of £85
- A 1 year ‘Bronze’ sport passport worth £42 & £123* to be
spent on campus catering.
- A 1 year ‘Silver’ sport passport worth £95 & £70* to be
spent on campus catering.
- A 1 year ‘Gold’ sport passport worth £144.50 & £20.50*
to be spent on campus catering.
- £165 to be spent on campus catering.
*The value of the passports to sport may vary at different times of the year.
The values above were correct at the time of publication. The amount awarded in
catering vouchers will be adjusted according to the value of the passport to
sport at the time of processing.
If you are a home or EU fee paying student, holding an offer to study any
degree administered by the Mathematical Sciences department at the University of
Essex, select us as first choice or 'conditional firm' with UCAS by the 27th
June 2013 and then both you and the University confirm your place in
August/September 2013, you will be automatically eligible for this award.
More information and terms and conditions can be found
Winners from previous years
Paul Baxter is now a Lecturer in Statistics at Leeds University.
Paul graduated from Essex with First-class Honours in Mathematics with
Ann Butt is now a Mathematics Lecturer at Braintree College. Ann
graduated from Essex with First-class Honours in Mathematics
Danai Alexopoulou came to us from Attiki in Greece. Danai
graduated from Essex with First-class Honours in Mathematics, Operational
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Last modified on 18 April 2013.