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
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.
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.
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
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
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.