Fees and Funding

Undergraduate fees for EU and international students

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Tuition fees for students starting in 2021-22

Our 2021-22 fees for new EU and International students are listed below. Our courses are sorted into Fee Bands by department/school.

Following the UK's decision to withdraw from the European Union, the Government has confirmed that EU students starting in 2021-22 will not be eligible for UK government funding.

From academic year 2021-22, EU students will be charged fees at the International student rate as outlined below.

 

New EU and international students starting in 2021-22

Our 2021-22 fees for new EU and International students are listed below. Our courses are sorted into Fee Bands by department/school.

Please be aware that these are the general fee bands covering the majority of courses however there are some exceptions, including our Health and Social Care lab-based courses and accelerated degrees. Check the course details in our Course Finder for specific course fee information.

 Fee band  Subject  Fee
 A East 15 Acting School
Edge Hotel School
History
Health and Social Care
Language and Linguistics
Literature Film and Theatre Studies
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
School of Philosophy and Art History
Sociology
 £16,850
 B Essex Business School
Law (including HR)
Economics
Government
Mathematical Sciences
Sport Rehabilitation Exercise Science
 £17,700
 C Life Sciences
Psychology
 £19,080
 D Computer Science Electronic Engineering  £19,670

Study abroad and placement years

Study abroad year

If you are starting your course in academic year 2021/22 and you are opting to include a study abroad year into your program, you will pay 15% of the standard tuition fee for that year.

Placement year

If you are starting your course in academic year 2021/22 and you are opting to include an industrial or clinical placement year into your program, you will pay 20% of the standard tuition fee for that year.

Annual fee changes

For students commencing their studies at the University of Essex in the 2021-22 academic year, fees will increase for each academic year of study. For full-time undergraduate students with an international fee status (including EU students) your programme of study will increase by 5% in 2021-22. This is subject to review for each subsequent academic year.

Our fees enable us to provide a high quality educational experience, to invest in teaching, services and facilities, and to increase our investment in widening participation, access and student opportunity. We publish information on how we use your fees.

Funding your studies

Private loans

The best option when financing your studies is a government-funded student loan, but if that isn’t enough to cover all your expenses, or you’re not eligible for government support, Future Finance offer loans to UK, EU and international students with a UK domiciled address. They offer amounts from £2,000 - £40,000 to cover both tuition and living costs.

US Direct Loans

If you're from the United States, you may be eligible for a federal direct loan from the US Department of Education.

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How to pay

Find our tuition fee payment policies and information on how you can pay your tuition fees.