Fees and Funding


Alumni Loyalty Discount


The details
Postgraduate taught, Postgraduate research

The University is offering a tuition fee discount to students who successfully completed a University of Essex validated Bachelors degree, Masters degree, Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Diploma, either at Essex or one of our partner institutions. The discount is available for the first year of postgraduate study at Masters and PhD level.

Students starting in academic year 2023-24 who previously received the discount for a Masters course, will also be eligible to receive the discount for a research degree programme starting in 2023-24.

The amount discounted will depend on the achievement of the previous University of Essex validated qualification as below:

Qualification Discount amount 
First Class or Distinction 33%
2.1 or Merit 25%
2.2 or successful completion of a Masters, Graduate or PG Diploma 10%

How to apply

If you meet all the eligibility criteria, you will automatically be considered for this award. You don’t need to complete an application form. The University will assess your eligibility based on the academic transcripts and certificates held on file.

Full details

Please read the full terms and conditions before applying for or accepting a scholarship or bursary. They contain important information about eligibility, if you need to complete an application form and how you'll receive your funding.

Alumni Loyalty Discount - Terms and conditions for 2023-2024 entry (.pdf)

If you're a current student looking for information about an award you received, see our terms and conditions for previous years.