Study with us


Study with us

Fees and funding

University study is one of the best investments you will ever make. At Essex you are taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intensive environment.

Our tuition fees enable us to invest in your future and provide first-class facilities, as well as hundreds of support packages to ensure that students from all backgrounds can benefit from an Essex Education.

Loans, scholarships and bursaries

Jacek talks about the financial support he was given. The scholarship helped him secure his PhD.

Postgraduate Loans for Masters courses

Students from the UK or EU may be entitled to a government-backed Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 if you’re studying a Masters degree (taught or research).

Loyalty discounts

If you're an Essex alumnus you can save up to 33% if you have received a First or Distinction in your undergraduate or Masters degree respectively. We also offer a 10% discount if you previously studied at Essex on a study abroad programme for at least one term. Find out more about our loyalty discounts.

Scholarships and bursaries

Watch our talk on postgraduate funding and scholarships at Essex

Postgraduate study has never been more accessible, thanks to new funding options. Rosanna and Hannah talk you through your postgraduate funding options.

Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

Our University currently subscribes to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding. This independent guide to financing postgraduate study can be an invaluable tool to anyone considering study beyond undergraduate level. The Guide is free to use for our current and prospective students.

If you’re a prospective student, you’ll need our PIN to be able to access the resource. Please email to receive this.

Dr Luke Blaxill from the Alternative Guide has produced the following talk on your postgraduate funding options:

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.

How to apply

Applying to Essex is simple and straightforward using our online application form. It takes about 20 minutes to complete. We'll give you all the important information you need to make your application.

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.

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.