Clearing 2021

Undergraduate fees for current students

This page outlines fees and fee rules for current year students, including those continuing on a course of study in a subsequent year. If you'll be starting a new undergraduate course at Essex for the first time in 2021-22, please refer to our applicant pages for fee information

Current year fees

The fee bands and rates for new undergraduate students studying in 2020-21 academic year are listed below.

Please be aware that these are the general fee bands covering the majority of courses however there are some exceptions in Health and Social Care and for Accelerated degrees. Check out full list of tuition fees for the relevant academic year for more information.

School/Department Home fees International fees

East 15
Edge Hotel School
History
HSC
Language and Linguistics
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Philosophy and Art History
Sociology 

£9,250 £16,050

Essex Business School
Law and Human Rights
Economics
Government
Mathematical Sciences
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences 

£9,250 £16,860

Life Sciences
Psychology 

£9,250 £18,170

Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

£9,250 £18,730

Courses with an integrated Study Abroad or Placement year

Home/EU and International students

First registered year (including repeat year students)  Study Abroad year  Placement year
2020-21 No fee 20% of the standard fee for that year
2018-19 and 2019-20 15% of the standard fee for that year 20% of the standard fee for that year
2017-18 or earlier No fee No fee

Returning year fees

Students returning for a second or subsequent year of study will be notified of their tuition fees for the next year of study as part of the arrangements for Registration.

Annual fee changes

Any fee increases during your programme of study will be limited to the annual increase in the RPI-X index.

  • Increases in fees for full-time undergraduate students with a Home fee status remain subject to UK Government approval each year.
  • For continuing international undergraduate students who started in 2017-18 or earlier, your fees will increase by 3% for each academic year of study.
  • For continuing international undergraduate students who started in 2018-19 or later, your fees will increase by 5% for each academic year of study.

Tuition fee policies and how to pay

Funding your studies

There are various organisations which might be able to help you with funding.