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2021 Africa Scholarship Programme at University of Essex – UK


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University of Essex – UK is awarding the 2021 Africa scholarship programme to excellent African students who are willing to study a degree program at the Institution.

If you are from any of the following countries, please check the academic requirements below to see if you could be eligible.



Other member states of the African Union

  • 2:1 or above (or equivalent as defined by the Postgraduate Admissions selection criteria)

Application Deadline: 18th September 2021

Eligible Countries: African countries

Type: Masters

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Program: £4,000

Duration of Program: 1 Year

Eligibility: Interested applicants must meet all of the following conditions:

  • be classified as an international student for fee purposes
  • be a national of an African nation (defined as a member state of the African Union) and ordinarily resident in an African nation
  • be entirely self-funding your studies
  • be a graduate of any African country or any of the countries specified above
  • be applying for a full-time Masters course starting in 2020-21 (excluding MBA)
  • meet the academic criteria in the table below:
    • Ghana: CGPA 3.0/4.0 or above
    • Nigeria: CGPA 3/5 or above
    • Other member states of the African Union: 2:1 or above (or equivalent as defined by our Postgraduate Admissions selection criteria)
  • You will also be considered for this award if you are a national of an African nation and you have a degree:
    • from a recognized UK university, other than Essex, with a 2:1 or above, or
    • from a recognized university with a 2:1 or above (or equivalent as defined by our Postgraduate Admissions selection criteria) or from any of the following countries: Bangladesh, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Vietnam

Application Process: 

  • We’ll assess your eligibility based on the information that you submit with your application for your place at Essex.
  • If you meet all the eligibility criteria, you will automatically be awarded this scholarship. You don’t need to complete an application form.

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