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Coming to Essex is a life-changing opportunity and we are proud that we recruit students based on their potential to benefit from a transformational Essex education. Essex isn’t just a degree. The Essex Spirit makes students part of our community for life, builds their questioning and challenging mindset and gives them a global outlook. Now more than ever, the world needs people with these skills and attitudes. We want everyone to be able to experience and enjoy what makes Essex unique, whatever their background or individual circumstances.
Every year, around 5,000 new students start a degree at Essex. Nearly half of our students from the UK come from low-income households (under £25,000) and 40% are the first person in their family to go to university. For all of our students, an Essex degree is about building a future.
The scholarships we award are intended to support the needs of our diverse community. These are a few of the ways we support students through scholarships:
Each year, the University invests in a significant number of life-changing scholarships, enabling students who face significant barriers to access a transformative education. However, we know there is more we can do, and we are asking for your help to gift someone the chance to reach their full potential.
By donating to our scholarship fund, you’re supporting the next generation of future Essex leaders and innovators ready to make their mark on the world.
You can read more about our other causes here: