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International students


We have a range of University of Essex opportunities including our Academic Excellence Scholarship where students applying for postgraduate studies with a GPA of 3.25+ receive £2,000 or the International Scholarship where postgraduate students from the USA can receive £3,000.

Please see here for a full list or use our Scholarship Finder.

Other Sources of Funding

There are also bursaries, research council funding and awards funded by charities and external companies such as:

US Direct Loans

A variety of federal loans are available which we are registered to receive.

British Marshall Scholarship

Up to 40 are available for students to study at graduate level in the UK in any field offering tuition fees discounts, cost of living expenses, book grant, thesis grant, travel expenses and, where applicable, a contribution to support a dependent spouse. Find out more at the Marshall Scholarships website.

Fulbright Awards

As a Fulbright Commission partner institution Essex receives one Fulbright scholar to study for a taught Masters degree (or the first year of a longer Master's or PhD programme) in any subject each year.

GI Bill

U.S Veterans can use the GI Bill to fund education and Essex is approved to receive this.

Here you can listen to postgraduate students from around the world speak about the scholarships they have secured and how this support has helped them continue their studies.

If you cannot see this video, you can watch it on our Vimeo channel within your browser.