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Fees and scholarships


Fees for undergraduate and Masters courses can be found in our course finder.

For postgraduate research fee information, please contact us.

Loyalty discounts

If you are applying for a postgraduate course and have previously studied at Essex, you could be eligible for a loyalty discount on the first year of your postgraduate tuition fees.


We offer many funding opportunities to support both undergraduate and postgraduate students, including a broad range of University of Essex scholarships. You can search our scholarship finder to see what is available.

PhD studentships

We are delighted to announce 5 fully funded PhD Studentships for Home/EU students (with up to 1 available for overseas students), covering fees (£4,120 for 2017-18) plus stipend. Stipends will match standard EPSRC rates (£14,553 for 2017-18). Studentships are for a period of 3 years and start from 1st October 2017.

Our School has a large and thriving graduate research community. We provide an active and stimulating environment to carry out your doctoral research and have an extensive range of specialist labs and facilities.

All CSEE research areas are included, but we are especially interested to hear from applicants for the following topics:

  • Brain Computer Interfaces and Neural Engineering
  • Wireless Networks
  • Optical Networks
  • Cyber-Security
  • Neural Networks and Deep Learning
  • Computational Finance and Economic Agents
  • Robotics
  • Natural Language Engineering and Computational Narrative
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Optimisation
  • Game AI

How to apply

You should apply via the Essex postgraduate applications site, ideally making contact with potential PhD supervisors before applying. You can also find out more about our current areas of research on our research interests page and on our staff profiles.

Questions and queries about the studentships should be sent to the CSEE School Office (


These are exciting opportunities for students with a passion for research excellence. Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to apply for graduate lab assistant work. The deadline for applications is 21 March 2017.