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University of Essex University of Essex


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Schools Membership Plus (SMP) Bursary
Scholarship Name Schools Membership Plus (SMP) Bursary
Academic Year 2023
Scholarship amount £1,000
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 2 August 2023

The University is offering eligible students from Schools Membership Plus (SMP) schools and colleges, progressing to an undergraduate course at the University of Essex in October 2023, the opportunity to apply for a £1,000 bursary.

Students eligible to apply for the SMP Bursary are those from SMP schools or colleges.

Schools Colleges
Attleborough Academy Norfolk Chelmsford College
Brentwood County High School Christ the King Sixth Form College: Aquinas
Cecil Jones Academy Christ The King Sixth Form College: Emmanuel
Chase High School Christ the King Sixth Form College: St Mary's
Clacton Coastal Academy City and Islington College, CANDI Sixth Form College
Colchester County High School for Girls East Norfolk Sixth Form College
Copleston High School Harlow College
Harwich and Dovercourt High School Havering Sixth Form College (excluding New City college & Havering College of Further and Higher Education)
Hylands Schools Hedingham School and Sixth Form
Northgate High School Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form
Plume - Maldon's Community Academy One Sixth Form College, Suffolk
Robert Clack School School of Science Ortu Sixth Form Centre (Stanford and Corringham)
Shoeburyness High School Palmer's College (USP)
St Angela's Ursuline School Seevic College (USP)
The Basildon Upper Academy Sigma Sixth Colchester (Philip Morant)
The FitzWimarc School Sigma Sixth Tendring (Clacton County)
The Jo Richardson Community School South Essex College
The King Edmund School St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College
The Royal Hospital School St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College
  Suffolk New College
  Tendring Technology College
  The Sixth Form College Colchester
  Thomas Gainsborough School
  Thurstable School
  The Sandon School
  Witham Sixth Forms (Maltings & New Rickstones)

Terms and conditions 


  • Students must have attended a University of Essex Open Day or Applicant Day.

  • This bursary is restricted to students who have completed their studies at one of our Schools Membership Plus schools/colleges in academic year 2022-23.

  • Students must be progressing directly from their studies at one of the named Schools Membership Plus schools/colleges.

  • Students must be starting and register for their first year of full-time undergraduate study at the University of Essex in October 2023.

  • This bursary is available for the first year of study in 2023-24 only.

  • Successful applicants should be available for promotional activities.

Students who are not eligible 

The following students are NOT eligible for this scholarship regardless of meeting the above criteria:

  • Students undertaking courses at East 15 Acting School.

  • Students undertaking a degree that is normally delivered wholly online.

  • This scholarship award does not apply to deferred entry. Where a scholarship has been awarded to a student who subsequently defers entry to the following academic year, the award will be withdrawn and the applicant will be considered again in line with the terms and conditions that apply in the new proposed year of entry.

  • Students transferring into the second year from another UK higher education institution.

  • Students directly continuing from one course to another (for example from Foundation degree or HND on to the final year of an honours degree).

  • Students who are fully or partly sponsored.

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