Undergraduate fees for Home/EU students

2016-17 tuition fee

Our 2016-17 tuition fee for new UK, EU and Channel Islands students will be £9,000. 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.

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

The government has confirmed that EU students starting in 2016 who are eligible for a loan will still receive it for the duration of their course.

Maintenance loans for living costs are also available for all eligible full-time UK students.

Tuition fee policies and how to pay

Undergraduate funding

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We have a generous 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.