Fees and funding
Postgraduate tuition fees
Information about our postgraduate fees is available on our tuition fee pages. You
can also use our fee finder to find information about specific course fees.
When you receive your offer of a place at University of Essex you will be
advised of the fee status we have classified you as (home, EU or overseas). If
you have queries about this fee status please see our fee status pages.
What do my tuition fees cover?
Your tuition fees include all academic tuition or supervision, use of our
Library and IT facilities, registration, initial examination and graduation, and
subscription towards the cost of student societies and other social amenities.
Fees do not include residence or living costs, or special re-examination fees.
We reserve the right to review the fees chargeable for each academic year.
I am an Essex graduate/I am a former study abroad student.
Do I get a loyalty discount?
We offer our graduates and former study abroad students generous loyalty discounts on their tuition fees in their first year of postgraduate study.
How do I pay my tuition fees?
Tuition fees can be paid in full at the start of the academic year or in
three equal instalments in October, January and April.
If you are a non-EEA student requiring our sponsorship for visa applications,
you may be required to pay your first instalment as a non-refundable deposit in
order to be assigned your CAS. All our other students must pay the first
instalment in order to register. You will be sent full details when your place
is confirmed. Payments must all be in Sterling and can be made with credit or
debit cards, cheques, cash or bank transfer.
Tuition fee deposits
A tuition fee deposit is required from
overseas postgraduate students and International Academy undergraduate students.
What support is available to help me pay my tuition fees?
For taught courses, many students meet the costs of studying through a
combination of personal savings, family savings, loans and part-time employment.
Many postgraduates find employment alongside their studies. The
Employability and Careers Centre at our Colchester
Campus and the JobShop at our Southend Campus are good places to look for
If you are an overseas student, you should check whether your government
provides loans for overseas study.
What will I pay in my subsequent years of study?
All fees quoted during your admission process relate to your first year of
study only. In any second or subsequent years of study (eg the second year of
your part-time Masters), you pay the fee published for the relevant academic
Our fees are normally published 12 months before the start of our academic