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Fees and scholarships

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Search our Scholarship Finder to see the funding we have for you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries to support talented students ensure we remain accessible to all with the potential to succeed, regardless of financial circumstances.


Undergraduate tuition fees

Postgraduate tuition fees

Scholarships, funding and discounts

We offer a range of funding and scholarships for UK/EU and international undergraduate and postgraduate students looking to study at Essex.

Search our Scholarship Finder for our complete range of scholarships and to see what you might be eligible for.

CFA® and IMC scholarships

  • CFA Program (Level One) scholarship – third-year UG and PGT students only

    Qualifying for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential is one way to enhance your CV if you're interested in pursuing a career in investment management.

    As a member of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, the University of Essex can award up-to six exceptional students each year with a scholarship to study for the Level One exam. The scholarship covers the one-time CFA Program enrolment fee and reduces the exam registration fee (includes access to the curriculum eBook) to US$350, saving you at least US$960 in total. The scholarship is open to all University of Essex students in the third year of their undergraduate course, as well as Masters students.

    How to apply

    The University of Essex deadline for CFA scholarship applications for the December 2018 and June 2019 Level One exams is 1 August 2018. To apply, or for any questions regarding the CFA programme and scholarship, please contact Thanos Verousis on:

    The applicant deadline for the 2017 scholarship has now passed.

    CFA and Chartered Financial Analyst are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

  • Investment Management Certificate (IMC) scholarship

    Awarded by CFA UK, the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) is a mandatory requirement for many leading UK investment firms.

    As an IMC Advantage Partner, Essex Business School can award up-to three exceptional undergraduate students with a scholarship for the two IMC Exams each year.

    This scholarship includes the registration and exam fees for both Unit One and Unit Two, as well as the Official Training Manual for each of these units.

    How to apply

    If you would like to apply for this scholarship, please contact Thanos Verousis on:

    The deadline for those interested in taking the IMC exam in 2018 is 15 December 2017.

    The applicant deadline for the 2017 scholarship has now passed.



Masters funding

From autumn 2016, postgraduate loans for Masters courses will be available from the Student Loans company.

The University of Essex subscribes to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding, which you may also find useful if you're looking to fund a PhD or Masters. Contact for access (Essex users can login with their University email address).

Loyalty discounts

Previously studied at The University of Essex? You could be eligible for a loyalty discount on the first year of your postgraduate tuition fees. We offer two loyalty discounts:

  • Alumni Loyalty Discount – for postgraduate applicants who successfully completed their undergraduate studies with us
  • Study Abroad Loyalty Discount – for international students who spent at least one term at Essex

Essex Business School MBA Scholarship


University of Essex Doctoral Scholarships

Our University of Essex Doctoral Scholarships support talented PhD students pushing boundaries in their field of study. There are 34 awards in total to be granted across our Social Sciences, Humanities and Science and Health faculties for 2017. If you have an excellent academic background and the potential for future achievement, you could be eligible.