Study with us


Study with us

Fees and funding

Find out about the wide range of financial support we can offer.

Going to university is one of the best investments you will ever make. Our tuition fees enable us to invest in your future and continue to provide first-class facilities, as well as offer a multi-million pound support package which ensures that students from all backgrounds can benefit from an Essex Education.

What you need to know

  1. The UK Government provides UK and EU students with a tuition fee loan. The government has confirmed that EU students starting in 2017 will still receive this loan for the duration of their course.
  2. You do not need to pay tuition fees upfront if you are from the UK or EU.
  3. You only start repaying your loan once you earn over £21,000 per year.
  4. You repay 9% of earnings over £21,000 (if you earn £22,000, you pay 9% of £1,000).
  5. Our scholarships and bursaries ensure you have the financial support to help you succeed.

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a number of financial packages to support students, including those from lower income households. Additional support for UK students includes bursaries for care leavers, students with refugee status, and students from lower income households studying on a year abroad, industrial or voluntary placement. Use our Scholarship Finder to search for funding opportunities.

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.

Living costs

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It's important to budget for living costs at university, such as accommodation, food, books, travel etc. Find out how much you're likely to need to cover the cost of living at Essex.

Find a course

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.