Fees and scholarships

Find a scholarship

Find a scholarship

Search our Scholarship Finder to see the funding we have for you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries to support talented students ensure we remain accessible to all with the potential to succeed, regardless of financial circumstances.


Fees for undergraduate and Masters courses can be found in our course finder.

For postgraduate research fee information, please contact us.

Loyalty discounts

If you are applying for a postgraduate course and have previously studied at Essex, you could be eligible for a loyalty discount on the first year of your postgraduate tuition fees.


We offer many funding opportunities to support both undergraduate and postgraduate students, including a broad range of University of Essex scholarships. You can search our scholarship finder to see what is available.

  • Undergraduate scholarships and bursaries

    We have a range of scholarships and bursaries available for undergraduate students:

    Tinson Scholarships

    Tinson Scholarships are available to UG applicants from the former Soviet Bloc applying for our any of our LLB programmes. For 2016 entry we have two bursaries of £10k to award to two exceptional applicants.

    How to apply

    Once the applicant has secured an offer (either conditional/unconditional) you can apply, all you have to do is submit a CV, plus a 500-700 word statement explaining why you think you should be a successful candidate. This can include details of activities you have been involved in and, how you would benefit from the cash award, or why you’re looking forward to studying law at Essex. Please submit completed a document/letter as well as an up to date CV to Catherine Gentry cgentry@essex.ac.uk.

    The application deadline for October 2016 entry is Thursday 7 July 2016. The successful applicants will be contacted by email.

  • Masters scholarships and funding

    University funding

    School of Law funding

    Tinson Scholarships

    The Tinson Scholarship is available to students from the former Soviet Bloc applying for our postgraduate taught courses in law. Application is by supporting statement of 500-800 words explaining why you should be considered for the scholarship. This should be emailed to lawpgtadmin@essex.ac.uk. This fund covers the cost of tuition fees only, not living expenses. The application deadline for October 2017 entry is 31 May 2017.

    Soviet Bloc countries:

    Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Rep, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

    External funding

  • PhD scholarships and funding

    The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology (HRBDT) Project

    Three year PhD studentship available to be part of the HRBDT Project and to undertake research in the area of Health and Human Rights. For eligible candidates the three-year award pays annual fees of £4,121 and an annual maintenance grant of £14,296, in addition to a Research Training Support Grant of £750 per annum. Read full details of studentship.

    University funding

    External funding

PG events

Book a place at a postgraduate event to find out about studying at a top 20 UK research university. Staff will be available to answer your questions and you can speak to students about life at Essex.

When should I apply?

When should I apply?

We answer your questions about when to apply for undergraduate study. Make sure you do not miss any important UCAS deadlines and make a note of other dates for your diary to ensure your application process is stress-free.

PG funding

Postgraduate funding

We offer scholarships and bursaries to talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University of Essex scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations.

AHRC funding

PhD student in library

Apply for a PhD studentship for your doctoral study funded by the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).