Europe Scholarships Scholarships UK Scholarships Undergraduate

University of Essex Undergraduate EU Scholarship, UK for 2023/2024

Application is now open for the University of Essex Undergraduate EU Scholarship. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University of Essex and Scholarship

Essex, England is home to the University of Essex, a public research institution. It was one of the first institutions to use plate glass, founded in 1965 by royal license. The motto “Thought the harder, heart the keener” is taken from the Anglo-Saxon epic “The Battle of Maldon,” and the university shield has the old arms linked to the Kingdom of Essex. It has three campuses in the county, the other two being in Southend-on-Sea and Loughton, with Wivenhoe Park serving as the main campus.

This scholarship program is for EU undergraduate students who are first-year students and are charged foreign tuition rates for the academic year 2023–2024. The prize is a £5,000 reduction that is automatically taken off of your yearly tuition bill for each year that you study full-time as an undergraduate.


Details about the University of Essex Undergraduate EU Scholarship:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Essex, UK

Scholarship Value: £5,000

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Undergraduate 

Host Institution(s): University of Essex, UK


The awards are a £5,000 reduction that is automatically taken off of your yearly tuition bill for each year that you study full-time as an undergraduate. Only a decrease in the tuition cost due at the time of enrollment at the university will be allowed under these scholarships. If a tuition fee deposit is needed, payment cannot be used against it. A prorated payment of the remaining portion of your award upon your return to study may be yours if you withdraw from your course, depending on the university’s decision. For more details, please get in touch with the funding team.

Eligibility Criteria for the University of Essex Undergraduate EU Scholarship

Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the University of Essex Undergraduate EU Scholarship:

  • These scholarships are only available to international students who pay all of their tuition.
  • The requirement that students be regularly residing in an EU nation is outlined below.
  • In 2023–2024, students must begin their undergraduate studies at Essex. This also applies to 4-year course participants in Year 0.
  • By July 14, 2023, UCAS candidates must formally declare Essex as their definitive preference. Candidates who join Essex after being rejected by their initial firm preference selection elsewhere are ineligible. By July 14, 2023, Direct Applicants must accept their offer.
  • Each student is only eligible for one scholarship grant, and that award cannot be used in conjunction with any other University of Essex awards.
  • The third year of the four-year Placement Year or Year Abroad degrees (i.e., the year spent working in industry for Placement Year degrees or the student exchange year for Year Abroad degrees) is not covered by these scholarships.
  • Those who are chosen for the position should be open to marketing opportunities.

*Students who receive a repaid loan to pay for their education will be regarded as self-funded, including loans for tuition from the following organizations:

  • Social Insurance Institution of Finland (KELA),
  • Norwegian State Loan (Lanekassen), – Swedish Board of Student Finance (CSN),
  • Denmark State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme.

Students who are not qualified

Despite fitting the requirements above, the following students are NOT eligible for this scholarship:

  • Attending classes at the East 15 Acting School.
  • Students who do not typically dwell in an EU member state.
  • Wholly or partially funded students.
  • Students pursue degrees that are often entirely online.
  • Students who are part-time students.
  • For postponed entrance, this scholarship grant is not applicable. When a student receives a scholarship but chooses to postpone enrollment until the next academic year, the scholarship will be revoked, and the application will be reevaluated by the terms and circumstances that will be in effect for the new planned year of enrollment.
  • Students coming from another higher education school and entering their second or third year.
  • Individuals who are Home Fee-Paying Students.
  • Pathway students at the University of Essex International College (UEIC).

What is “Ordinary Residence”?

You must have been a regular resident of an EU nation for three years before starting your degree to be considered eligible for the scholarship. Ordinarily resident indicates that during the predetermined amount of time, you must have been voluntarily, regularly, and legally dwelling in one of the member states of the European Union. For courses beginning in October 2023, the three years are determined as 1 September 2020 to 1 September 2023.

The relevant University officer may decide to allow brief absences over this three-year term. An evaluation of whether a student fits the usual residency criterion will typically be done by the Head of Admissions or their nominee, and their decision will be final. Students may be required to present verifiable proof to prove their ordinary residence.

Application Process for University of Essex Undergraduate EU Scholarship

You will be automatically evaluated for this prize if you satisfy all the requirements. You don’t have to fill out an application. depending on the information you provide on your application for a seat at Essex, the University will determine your eligibility depending on your country of residence and your fee status.

Before submitting an application or receiving a scholarship or bursary, please read the complete terms and conditions. They provide crucial details regarding eligibility, whether you must apply, and how you will get your funds.

EU Scholarship – Terms and conditions for 2023-2024 entry (pdf)

See the school’s terms and conditions for previous years if you’re a current student seeking details about an award you earned.

The Application Deadline is: Not Specified

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other UK scholarships here.