Alumni loyalty discount

If you're one of our graduates or studied abroad here, we'll give you a loyalty discount on the tuition fee for your first year of postgraduate study at Essex.

Alumni loyalty discount

If you successfully complete a University of Essex validated Bachelors degree, Masters degree or Graduate Diploma, either at Essex or one of our partner institutions, you will receive an Alumni Loyalty Discount token. This can be spent on one year of postgraduate study at either Masters or PhD level.

If you have an Essex undergraduate degree or diploma then the discount will reduce your first year tuition fees by:

  • 33% if you achieved a First
  • 25% if you achieved a 2.1
  • 10% if you achieved a 2.2

If you have an Essex Masters degree then the discount will reduce your first year tuition fees by:

  • 33% if you achieved a Distinction
  • 25% if you achieved a Merit
  • 10% for successful completion

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Study abroad loyalty discount

If you studied abroad at Essex, you can benefit from a 10% discount on the tuition fee for your first year of postgraduate study.

You must have spent at least one term at Essex as a non-graduating student on a study abroad programme. You must also be registering for your first postgraduate course at Essex (either taught or research), following completion of your study abroad.

This discount is only available if you are fully self-funding your tuition fee.

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Spouse discount

If you are the spouse/civil partner of a full-time international student paying overseas fees and wish to register for a part-time taught-course here, you will pay the Home/EU fee for that course while your spouse/civil partner remains registered at Essex. You must have valid immigration permission that allows you to study part-time in the UK for the duration of your course. The University is only able to sponsor international students studying full-time courses under Tier 4 (General) of the UK’s Points Based Immigration System.

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