Funding for international students
Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships
international scholarships are specifically for non-EU students. Awards
will be made on the basis of academic merit, and all applications for
relevant courses will automatically be considered for a scholarship award.
The scholarship is off-set against your tuition fees.
Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship
Our new Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship supports
overseas students who are funding their own studies at the University of Essex.
We are offering a scholarship worth £2,000 if your grades in your first
degree are equivalent to a UK first class degree.
Your local British Council will have
information on any scholarship schemes for which you are eligible to apply.
US Direct Loans
We are registered with the United States Department of Education as a
foreign school and federal direct loans are available to US students
studying at our University. For further
information on how to apply please see here.
Many national governments provide scholarships for students wishing to
study overseas. You should enquire at your own Ministry of Education in good
time, as most sponsors have formal application procedures. The amount of
funding available will vary according to your country.
The Ford Foundation
International Fellowships Programme (IFP) provides postgraduate
opportunities to students wishing to further development in their own
The following links show some of the scholarships available to
international students at the University of Essex. For further suggestions
please use the Scholarship
You can also get information about funding for overseas students from our Graduate Admissions Office