UK students receiving a student loan
If you're a undergraduate then you may be eligible for a UK government tuition fee loan. The Student Loans Company (SLC) will pay your fees directly to us, so you don't have to pay us yourself. It's still important for you to read our fee payment terms and policies below. You also need to remember to reapply for your loan each year.
If you have a confirmed Postgraduate Loan from the Student Loans Company, you can make instalment payments, in line with the Postgraduate Loan release dates.
In order to have your Postgraduate Loan officially confirmed by the University via the SLC's online system, you must have returned your signed declaration to the SLC.
If your loan has not been officially confirmed to the University by the start of term you will be required to pay the initial instalment online during the pre-registration process or in person at registration.
Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
Higher and Degree Apprentices do not pay any tuition fees as these are covered by their employer, as well as earning a salary. However, due to the nature of apprenticeships and how they are funded, apprentices are not eligible for student finance via Student Finance England – this includes both tuition fee loans and maintenance loans. Living costs, including housing, travel, and materials will need to be covered by the apprentice themselves.
International students and UK students not receiving a student loan
Tuition fee deposit (international students only)
Undergraduate degree and Foundation degree courses where applications have been submitted via the University's online direct admission system, Postgraduate taught courses, research degrees and students taking a pre-sessional English Language course delivered by University of Essex International College must pay a tuition fee deposit before being issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies for a Student Visa.
- If you've received your Essex PRID number, you can pay online.
- If you don't yet have your PRID, you can pay by bank transfer, quoting your UCAS number (undergraduate students) or PG number (postgraduate students).
The amount you need to pay will be in your offer letter.