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 may vary.

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.

Annual fee changes

For students commencing their studies at the University of Essex in the 2017-18 academic year, fees will increase for each academic year of study. For full-time undergraduate students with a Home fee status (which 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

Student loans

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 their course.

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you fund your studies.

Tuition fee policies and how to pay

Undergraduate funding

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We have a range of undergraduate scholarships and bursaries to support you regardless of your financial circumstances. We also provide information on other funding sources.

Find a scholarship

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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

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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

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.