Fees and Funding


University of Essex bursary


The details

A £2,000 bursary is being offered to UK Students with a household income of £25,000 or under, who are starting a three-year undergraduate course in 2023-2024.


  • This bursary is restricted to students who are eligible for UK home fees and funding, and ordinarily resident in the UK (overseas and EU students are not eligible).
  • You must be commencing their studies in the first year (year 1*) of a full-time undergraduate degree, with first registration at Essex in 2023-24**.
  • You must have received an offer of admission for entry in 2023-24 and have fully registered on your course. This includes if you are applying through the clearing process.
  • 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.
  • Successful applicants should be available for promotional activities.

*Students must be starting at Essex in year 1 of their course, not entering via the direct entry route.

**Students who have completed a Certificate in Higher Education at Essex and re-register for an eligible course will be treated as new students for the purposes of the bursary.

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.

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.

University of Essex 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.