Fees and Funding

Undergraduate fees for Home/UK and Channel Island students

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2022-2023 fees

Our 2022-2023 tuition fee for new Home, UK and Channel Islands students will be £9,250.

Accelerated Courses

For students commencing an accelerated degree course with Edge Hotel School in academic year 2022-2023, the tuition fee for new UK and Channel Islands students will be £11,100. Students on a two-year accelerated course achieve the same academic qualification as a more traditional three-year degree, and could save over £5,500 in tuition fees over the duration of their course.

Student Finance England (SFE), Student Finance Northern Island (SFNI) and Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) offer a tuition fee loan of up to £11,100 for eligible applicants.

Student Finance Wales (SFW) and Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) do have restrictions on their funding.

Study abroad and placement years

Study abroad year

If you are starting your course in academic year 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 academic year, fees will increase for each academic year of study. For full-time undergraduate students with a Home UK and Channel Islands fee status 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.

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.

2023-2024 fees

Our 2023-2024 tuition fee for new Home, UK and Channel Islands students will be £9,250.

Accelerated Courses

For students commencing an accelerated degree course with Edge Hotel School in academic year 2023-2024, the tuition fee for new UK and Channel Islands students will be £11,100. Students on a two-year accelerated course achieve the same academic qualification as a more traditional three-year degree, and could save over £5,500 in tuition fees over the duration of their course.

Student Finance England (SFE), Student Finance Northern Island (SFNI) and Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) offer a tuition fee loan of up to £11,100 for eligible applicants.

Student Finance Wales (SFW) and Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) do have restrictions on their funding.

Study abroad and placement years

Study abroad year

If you are starting your course in academic year 2023-2024 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 opt for an industrial or clinical placement year as part of your course, 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 2023-2024 academic year, fees will increase for each academic year of study. For full-time undergraduate students with a Home UK and Channel Islands fee status 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.

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

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to make funding your studies easier. See our Undergraduate Scholarships and Funding page to explore our awards and other funding sources available, including student loan information.

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How to pay

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