University of Essex, one of the UK’s leading research-focused universities, today announced its Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship programme in India, with scholarships worth up to £5,000 for Indian students looking to study for a Master’s degree in the UK. The Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship is available across all courses and departments, except East 15 Acting School. The scholarship is available for the University of Essex’s September 2022 and January 2023 intakes.
Indian students, who took their undergraduate degree overseas or in the UK and are self-funding their postgraduate studies, could be eligible under the scholarship programme. The scholarship, worth up to £5,000, or approximately Rs. 5 lakhs, is paid as a discount on the tuition fee.
The scholarship awards are made based on academic merit. Applicants need to submit a complete application along with a detailed statement of purpose, relevant academic or work references along with valid English Language test results to be eligible for the award. Applicants do not have to make an additional application for the academic excellence scholarship, and applications for relevant courses will automatically be considered.
The scholarship is awarded as a partial tuition fee waiver and is available for students on postgraduate taught Masters courses. Eligible courses are those which are full-time taught Masters courses leading to MA, MSc, LLM and MRes degrees.
Sandeep Sharma, Regional Director for South Asia at the University of Essex, said: “We’re seeing very high levels of interest from Indian students wanting to study at the University of Essex. They are attracted by our academic reputation across a number of fields and the campus-based educational experience we can offer as one of the most international universities in the world. Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship gives talented Indian students support to pursue their educational aspirations at Essex.
“We continue to see strong demand in traditional areas such as business, computing and engineering programs. We are also seeing a growing interest towards specialist areas such as psychology, biological science and biotechnology, data analytics and other subjects for which Essex is very well ranked in the UK.
“In addition, the UK Government’s Graduate Route is proving incredibly attractive and very popular with Indian students as it provides an opportunity for Indian students who have been awarded postgraduate degrees to stay in the UK and work, or look for work, at any skill level for two years, or three years for doctoral students.”