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Immerse Essay Competition 2024: Win a 100% scholarship for our transformative programmes

4th January 2024 Submission Deadline - This round has come to a close

Overview

What is the Immerse Education Essay Competition 2024?

The Immerse Education Essay Competition provides the opportunity for students aged 13-18 to submit essay responses to a question of their choice relating to a subject of interest. There are over twenty questions to choose from which can be found in our full Essay Competition Guide. 10 winners will receive a 100% scholarship to study with us at a world-leading university of their choosing. Outstanding runners-up also receive partial scholarships.

Essay competition timeline

  • Coming soon for 2025 Round
    Competition opens
  • Coming soon for 2025 Round
    Competition closes
  • Coming soon for 2025 Round
    Results announced
  • January, July & August 2025
    Programme dates

Who can apply?

The Immerse Education Essay Competition is open to students worldwide of all nationalities. You must be aged between 13-18 during your chosen programme.

List of Essay Topics

Prizes

1st place

10 winners will receive a 100% scholarship

Take a look at previous essay competition winners.

100% scholarship

Runners Up

Runners Up will be awarded partial scholarships of up to 50% to study their chosen subject with Immerse. The number of runners-up will be determined by the number of entries received, and the quality of the work submitted. Hundreds of students usually receive a high partial scholarship funding, with thousands receiving further partial scholarships.

Which programmes can the
scholarship be redeemed against?

London Summer School

Our industry-focused experience taught by professionals, based in the heart of London - one of the most exciting cities in the world.

Cambridge Summer School

Our most popular summer school location - choose from over 20 different subjects taught by expert academics from world-leading universities.

Oxford Summer School

The city of dreaming spires plays host to a number of Academic Insights programmes. Choose from subjects such as medicine, international relations, business and more.

Online Insights

Taking the highlights of our award-winning "Academic Insights" programme online. Receive expert teaching from Oxbridge academics in a choice of university-level subjects.

Online Research Programmes

Receive 1:1 tutorials from academics at Oxford and Cambridge University or Ivy League Universities. The aim of these programmes is to develop a university-style academic research project in a topic of your choice - developing key skills such as academic writing, independent study and research.

Sydney Summer School

Experience our Academic Insights Programme from the University of Sydney, one of the most prestigious institutions in the world. Engage in a unique collegiate educational experience, and choose a course from a range including Business Management, Engineering, Medicine and more.

New York Summer School

Our New York summer programmes, tailored for middle and high school students aged between 15-18 develop the young leaders of tomorrow through innovative industry-focused programmes.

San Francisco Summer School

Experience our Career Insights programmes a doorstep away from the epicenter of entrepreneurship and forward-thinking businesses and startups.

Toronto Summer School

Win a scholarship to participate on our award-winning Academic Insights programme at a leading university in Toronto.

Reviews and Winners

Read about the experience of past winners below

ANAIS W

Immerse Alumni, 100% Scholarship Winner

| Verified Student

"I applied to the essay competition online after an email from my school. Coming up to the essay competition deadline, I was sort of aware that I wanted to write something and submit it, but I was still unsure about subjects and things because I had lots of subjects that I'm doing in school and that I'm interested in pursuing and definitely looking through the essay prompts helped. The creative writing one, 'which key attributes make protagonists likeable' was such a general, but also a really interesting question. I think it just inspired me to start research on it immediately."

ARIADNA M

Immerse alumni, and scholarship winner

| Verified Student

"Immerse was very fun as well as useful. You were able to experience what it would be like if you studied here for university. The most beneficial part of the course was being able to see what International Relations is like, and it helped me decide what I want to study in the future."

RIYA R

100% Scholarship Winner

| Verified Student

I really wanted to go to summer school this year, and so I literally was searching for summer school opportunities and Immerse is one that came up. Through this, I found out about the competition and I decided to submit an answer. Immerse was very helpful whilst I was writing my essay, especially with things like the referencing guide. When I got the scholarship email, I definitely thought it wasn't real. I was in shock, but I was also really, really happy because it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.

CHIDERA O

Immerse alumni, and scholarship winner

| Verified Student

"I loved the little conversations we had when a question about the topic turned into explanations of the ethical, personal and economic issues that surround medicine. Overall, I found my lessons very beneficial. I know so much more about medicine and its different subsets, but also about what a career in medicine really looks like."

CHARLES M

Immerse alumni, and scholarship winner

| Verified Student

“Throughout the academic sessions I gained lots of valuable knowledge and helped form foundations for my A-level studies. I also received many slideshows and resources used by my tutor so that I could review them in my own time and reinforce the content. Overall, I strongly believe that the academic sessions were the most beneficial aspect of the programme."

ATLAS D

Immerse alumni, and scholarship winner

| Verified Student

"I enrolled because I wanted to expand my knowledge of physics and meet other people with the same interests as myself. Both of which I was successful in doing! My favourite aspect of the programme was the small class sizes - this helped both the tutor and students with learning and understanding the subject."

NOOR M

100% Scholarship Winner

| Verified Student

I could see that the essay competition was an incredible opportunity for international students to win a scholarship purely based on merit. More importantly, after doing some more research, I realised that the process for choosing winners was incredibly fair, that everyone would get an equal chance regardless of their socio-economic background, race, nationality, gender, etc.

PEDRO L

100% Scholarship Winner

| Verified Student

There is no downside to entering the competition. If you win, it is awesome. If you don’t win, you gained an experience. Entering the competition and working as hard as I did for it was one of the most gratifying experiences. From this competition you really get what you put into it, if you put in a lot of effort, you will be rewarded.

KORNELIA K

100% Scholarship Winner

| Verified Student

My school invited everyone to participate, and the further I read about Immerse Education, the more motivated I was to enter the competition. Not only did I have the chance to study a subject I love, I would also be able to expand on my essay skills since writing has always been a passion of mine.

Hear from a previous 100% winner

Frequently Asked Questions

The Immerse Education Essay Competition 2024/2025 is open to entries from young people aged 13-18 interested in all subjects, from Architecture to Medicine, Creative Writing to Film Studies. If participants are successful, they should be aged 13 and above before the start of their programme.

Immerse provides a full essay-writing guide which is sent to your email address once you register your interest in the competition. This guide includes a full list of essay questions, our essay specification, top tips for writing an academic essay, referencing guidance, our terms and conditions and guidance on plagiarism! Registering interest also ensures that you're on track to submitting your essay on time, through a series of helpful reminder prompts.

To support further you can register for our webinars, which offer top tips and guidance with essay writing from our experts. You are also welcome to explore our creative writing resources.

Funded scholarship to study abroad: Our essay competition offers students like you the chance to win a full or partial scholarship to one of our Online Programmes or residential programmes in locations such as Oxford, Cambridge, Sydney, London and more.

Ongoing support from Immerse while you write: Full support from our team as you write your essay, with free guides and top tips to help you along the way. Sign up to receive our full Essay competition Guide and free tips and tricks as you write. You can also follow us on Instagram and Tik Tok to get more useful essay writing tips.

Demonstrate what you know: The competition is a chance for you to demonstrate your content knowledge by answering advanced university-style questions.

Build your skills and knowledge: The opportunity to apply and advance your essay writing skills. You will likely learn something new in the process!

Develop your self-discipline: A chance to strengthen your self-discipline as you commit to a challenging project and complete it from start to finish.

If you win a scholarship via the Essay Competition 2024 you can use it toward any residential course in any of our locations. Use your scholarship to enrol on one of our renowned online programmes or enriching in-person/residential summer school programmes in cultural melting pots such as Cambridge, Oxford, London or Sydney and more.

No, there is no entry fee and you do not need to have already enrolled onto any of our programmes to take part in the essay competition.

The deadline for all essay entries for the last round of the competition is 4th January 2024. The next deadline will most likely be on 31st August 2024.

Register interest for the next competition - Coming Soon

The Immerse Education Essay Competition provides the opportunity for students aged 13-18 to submit essay responses to a pre-set question relating to their chosen subject. Join our waiting list to get tips and insight on how to prepare for the competition, essay writing advice and keep track of the deadline as it approaches.

Join the 2025 Competition Waiting List. When live, the Following Guidance Materials will be Shared.
  • A Full List of Essay Questions
  • Essay Specification
  • Top Tips For Writing an Academic Essay
  • Referencing Guidance
  • Essay Competition Terms & Conditions
  • Plagiarism Guidance