Vice-Chancellor’s Global Talent Scholarship

Academic year 2024
Amount 50% Tuition Fee
Essex, South East England


If you're an international undergraduate or master’s student from one of the specified countries seeking to join our University, you could be eligible for a scholarship which is 50% of your first year tuition fee, paid as a discount on registration. This scholarship is competitive and based on academic achievement and extra-curricular engagement.


  • These scholarships are restricted to students who are overseas fee payers and are entirely selffunded.

  • Students must be ordinarily resident (see below for the definition of ordinary residence) in one of the countries specified in the table above.

  • Students must be starting their first year of study on a full time Undergraduate (UG) or Postgraduate Taught (PGT) Master’s programme at the University of Essex in 2024-25.

  • Applicants from India and Pakistan will only be considered if they are transferring to Essex from one of our progression link partnerships.

  • Applicants must meet our standard conditional offer.

  • UCAS applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 12 July 2024. Applicants that become firm with Essex through rejection by their original firm choice selection elsewhere are not eligible. Direct Applicants must accept their offer by 12 July 2024.

  • The award cannot be held in conjunction with any other University of Essex scholarships. Students who are eligible for this award and are joining Essex through a link agreement, which includes a discounted fee, will receive the award which is greater in value.

  • Successful applicants are expected to be available for promotional activities.

Students who are not eligible 

The following students are NOT eligible for the Scholarship, regardless of meeting the above criteria:

  • Students undertaking courses at East 15 Acting School.

  • Students undertaking the MBA.

  • University of Essex International College (UEIC) Pathway students.

  • Students undertaking a degree that is normally delivered wholly online by Kaplan Open Learning operating as University of Essex Online.

  • Students who are not ordinarily resident in one of the countries listed above.

  • Students who are assessed as Home fee payer.

  • Students who are fully or partly sponsored. 

  • Current Essex students progressing from Undergraduate to Postgraduate taught at Essex. 

To be considered for these awards you must complete and submit the application form available on our website by the 15th May 2024.


Application will close on 15 May 2024


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