Undergraduate fees for Home/EU students

Tuition fees for courses starting in 2016-17

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.

Following the UK Government's plan to introduce a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), UK universities will be in a position to increase their Home/EU tuition fee. We have decided that, even if we are able to within the TEF, we will not be increasing our fees for existing Home/EU full-time undergraduate students and for new Home/EU full-time undergraduate starting at the University in the 2016-17 academic year. This will apply for the duration of their programme of study.

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

* 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, but we will do all we can locally to mitigate this.

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 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.

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

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.

* 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.

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 withdrawn from the European Union, the Government have yet to confirm that EU students starting in 2017 will be eligible for a loan for the duration of their course. We will publish this information as soon as it is confirmed.

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.

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