Undergraduate fees for Home/EU students
Tuition fees for courses starting in 2017-18
Our 2017-18 tuition fee for new UK, EU* and Channel Islands students will be £9,250.
Fees for current students continuing their courses
Unlike many other UK universities, if you take a course with a
year abroad or industrial or clinical placement year, you'll pay no
tuition fees for that year.
* The fee status of EU students may be subject to review should the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from
the European Union change the legal status of EU students.
Annual fee changes
For students commencing their studies at the University of Essex in the 2017-18 academic year,
your fees will increase for each academic year of study. For full-time undergraduate students with
a Home fee status (which currently includes EU students) any fee increases during your programme of
study will be limited to the annual increase in the RPI-X index. Increases in fees for full-time undergraduate students with
a Home fee status remain subject to UK Government approval.
Our fees enable us to provide a high quality educational experience, to invest
in teaching, services and facilities, and to increase our investment in widening participation, access
and student opportunity. We publish information on how we use your fees.
Funding your studies
If you're a UK or EU student then you won't have to pay your tuition fees up front
as the UK government provides you with a tuition fee loan (subject to eligibility criteria).
You don't currently have to start repaying the loan until you have finished your course
and are earning over £21,000 a year.
Following the UK's decision to withdraw from the European Union, the Government has confirmed
that EU students starting in 2017 will be eligible for a loan for the duration of
Scholarships and bursaries
We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you
fund your studies.
Tuition fee policies and how to pay
Find a scholarship
Search our Scholarship Finder to see the funding opportunities available to you. We offer
a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to make sure everyone with the potential can succeed.
Managing your money
Plan your student budget. We have advice on living costs, maximising your income,
managing debts and planning for life after graduation. Meet with an adviser in your Student Services Hub for more help.
Find a course
Search our courses and find the right course for you. At Essex you can show your academic potential in a research-intensive
environment, and develop the knowledge and skills required for a successful career.