Fees and Funding


University of Essex Accommodation bursary


The details
United Kingdom
All departments (excluding East 15)

The University understands the cost-of-living challenges our students are facing, and wants to ensure affordable accommodation is as accessible as possible. The University is offering an accommodation bursary worth £2,000 to eligible UK students with an annual household income of up to £25,000. The bursary is available for the first year of undergraduate degree study only, for those entering the University for the first time in 2023, and staying in University owned or administered accommodation.  

Please see our Accommodation webpages for further information on accommodation options. 




  • These scholarships are restricted to students who are Home UK fee payers
  • You must have applied for and have been approved for funding from Student Finance England (or other UK funding provider) with the University of Essex as your chosen institution. You must have requested a means-tested assessment for funding to Student Finance England and have been assessed as having an annual household income of up to £25,000
  • Students must register for the foundation year (Year 0) or first year (Year1) of a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Essex in October 2023-24. This includes if you are applying through the clearing process.
  • You must have applied for, and accepted, a place in University owned or administered accommodation for the academic year 2023-24 by the deadline of 4 October 2023 at 11.59pm GMT
  • This bursary may be held in conjunction with other University of Essex scholarships

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.

Terms and Conditions

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.

University of Essex Accommodation Bursary 2023-2024 - Terms and Conditions (.pdf)

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