Following the UK's decision to withdraw from the European Union, EU students who started their studies after October 2021 are likely to be classed as international students for tuition fee purposes and you will need to pay international fees. We'll assess your fee status when you apply to Essex and if you are successful in gaining an offer, your fee status will be confirmed in your offer letter. Visit our fee status page for more information.
EU students starting their studies after October 2021 will no longer be eligible for UK Government funding unless you have settled or pre-settled status. For more information, please see our changes after Brexit webpage.
We offer a wide range of scholarships, studentships and bursaries to make funding your studies easier, including our Postgraduate Research EU Scholarship worth up to £8000. If you're an Essex graduate or studied abroad here and your PhD is your first postgraduate course with us, you could also be eligible for our alumni loyalty discount.
If you are studying part-time at twice the standard duration (i.e. 72 months for a PhD) then you will pay half of the relevant fee each year.
The tables below show full-time fees, for one year of study, for students in 2023-2024.
The tables below show full-time fees, for one year of study, for students in 2024-2025.
|Programme||Home fee||Overseas fee|
|Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - 3 years full-time||TBC||TBC|
For students commencing their studies at the University of Essex in 2023-2024 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.
For students commencing their studies at the University of Essex in 2024-25 academic years, your fees will increase for each subsequent academic year of study. This is subject to review for each academic year and will be announced in November 2023.
PhD, MPhil, MAD and MSD tuition fees for Home students are set by UK Research Council (UKRI). UKRI usually increase their fee levels in line with inflation.
We publish information on how we use your fees.
The following fees apply to the courses listed above for all subject areas and all fee status categories.
|Completion, extension and other fees||Fee|
|Completion Period (up to three terms)||£250 per term|
|Further Completion for students first registered prior to 2008-2009 (up to three terms)||£500 per term|
|Exceptional extension to maximum period, following Completion period, for students first registered from 2008-2009||£500 per term|
|Extension fee for Doctorate in Clinical Psychology||Part-time fees per term|
|PGR re-examination or re-submission*||£200|
*In addition to the re-examination fee, you will also be liable for the appropriate registration fee for the referral period. In most cases, this will be the ‘exceptional extension to maximum period’ fee (per term). However, if you originally submitted your thesis without using the maximum three terms of ‘completion period’ available to you, you will first be registered for the remainder of your ‘completion period’ term(s) followed by the ‘exceptional extension to maximum period’ for the rest of your referral period. Details of the fees for these periods of study are outlined above.
Find our tuition fee payment policies and information on how you can pay your tuition fees.