Fees and Funding

Masters fees for EU and International students

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Masters fees for EU and International students

If you're an Essex graduate or studied abroad here, you could be eligible for our alumni loyalty discount. We also offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to make funding your studies easier.

Following the UK's decision to withdraw from the European Union, the UK Government has confirmed that EU students starting from 2021-2022 onwards will be classed as international students and pay international fees. EU students will also not be eligible for UK Government funding from the 2021-22 academic year (unless you have settled or pre-settled status, for more information please see our changes after Brexit webpage).

However, we do offer a wide range of other discounts, bursaries and scholarships which may be applicable to you, including our Masters (PGT) EU Scholarship worth up to £5,500.

We'll assess your fee status when you apply to Essex and you can contact us to enquire about your fee status. If you are successful in gaining an offer, your fee status will be confirmed in your offer letter.

Where can I find details of course fees for each course?

Our individual course pages provide details of the course fees for all courses, including whether the amount shown is a fee for the entire course, an annual fee or a modular fee. To search for your course, use our Course Finder search tool.

Annual fee changes

For students commencing their studies at the University of Essex in 2022-2023 academic years, your fees will increase by up to 5% for each academic year of study. This is subject to review for each subsequent academic year.

Fee increases for students commencing their studies in 2023-2024 academic year, will be announced in January 2023.

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. We publish information on how we use your fees.

Part-time fees

Part-time fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis from the course's full-time fee.

If you take a one-year Masters on a part-time basis over two years, you'll pay half of the course's fee in your first year. In your second year you'll pay half of the full-time fee for that year, which may be different to the fee in your first year.

Funding your studies

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to make funding your studies easier. See our Masters Scholarships and Funding page to explore our awards and other funding sources available, including student loan information.

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How to pay

Find our tuition fee payment policies and information on how you can pay your tuition fees.