University of Essex GREAT Scholarships 2023-24

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EligibilityMaster's degree applicants in University of Essex
Award£10,000 for a year

About the Program


Last Updated On : 16-02-2023   Posted By : Debadrita Karmakar

University of Essex GREAT Scholarships 2023-24 is a joint initiative by the British Council and the UK Government to support postgraduate students from Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, India, and Pakistan to access world-class UK higher education opportunities. The selected candidates will receive £10,000 for a year towards the cost of tuition fees for any one-year taught Master's (MA, MSc or LLM) degree offered at the University of Essex.

  • University of Essex GREAT Scholarships 2023-24

    To be eligible, an applicant must -

    • hold a valid Indian passport
    • be classed as an overseas fee-payer and entirely self-funded*
    • hold an offer (conditional or unconditional) to start a one-year full-time master's degree on the provided subject list starting in October 2023
    • have a background in extracurricular activities relating to the subject area


    *Note - Students receiving a repayable loan to fund their studies will be considered as self-funded.


    The selected candidates will receive £10,000 for a year towards the cost of tuition fees for any one-year taught Master's (MA, MSc or LLM) degree offered at the University of Essex.

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    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the position using the steps listed below -
    Step 1:
    Click the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
    Step 2: Click on the 'Register' button on the right-hand side of the dashboard and fill in the required details to 'Register'. (Note - If already registered, log in using the registered email Id.)
    Step 3: Navigate to the 'How to Apply' section and download the application form.
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Important Dates

Application Start Date – 13th February 2023
Application End Date – 31st May 2023

Selection Criteria

Candidates will be shortlisted based on the fulfilment of the eligibility criteria. In addition to the normal criteria for admission to the chosen University of Essex Master’s degree, a GREAT Scholar must be:

  • active in the field with work experience or with a proven interest in the proposed subject area
  • able to demonstrate their motivation and academically be able to follow and benefit from an Essex postgraduate taught course
  • willing to embody the UK Higher Education experience, by attending lectures and tutorials and engaging with extra-curricular activities, and acting as an ambassador for UK Higher Education, by promoting the value of studying at a UK HEI
  • willing to act as a spokesperson in the relevant subject space
  • willing to establish an engagement with the UK as a scholar, through personal and academic fulfilment
  • willing to attend related events in the UK upon invitation from the British Council 
  • willing to demonstrate future contribution to capacity-building and socioeconomic advancement in the climate change space through the benefits achieved after graduating from UK higher education
  • as an alumnus of the UK, be willing occasionally to speak to potential candidates about their own experience of studying in the UK
Terms and Conditions
  • Only one scholarship award could be made per student.
  • The award cannot normally be held in conjunction with the other University of Essex awards.
  • The following students are not eligible for this scholarship regardless of meeting the above criteria:
    • Students undertaking courses at East 15 Acting School
    • Students who are not assessed as paying overseas fees
    • Students who are fully or partly sponsored
    • Students who got admission through deferred entry

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by February, 2024. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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