Students Staff

Undergraduate fees for international students

We'll assess your fee status when you apply to Essex and you can contact us to enquire about your fee status. If you are successful in gaining an offer, your fee status will be confirmed in your offer letter.

Tuition fees for courses starting in 2020-21

Our 2020-21 fees for new students are listed below. Our courses a sorted in to Bands by subject. Alternatively, you can find the fee for your course in our Course Finder.

New international students starting in 2020-21
Fee band Subject Fee
A East 15 Acting School
Edge Hotel School
Health and Social Care
Language and Linguistics
Literature Film and Theatre Studies
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
School of Philosophy and Art History
B Essex Business School
Law (including HR)
Mathematical Sciences
Sport Rehabilitation Exercise Science
C Life Sciences
D Computer Science Electronic Engineering £18,730
Study abroad year (as part of a full-time undergraduate degree at Essex) 15% of standard fee for the course
Industrial or clinical placement year 20% of standard fee for the course

Our Health and Social Care lab-based courses may have additional bench or placement fees. Check the course details in our Course Finder for more information.

New Channel Islands undergraduate students pay fees at the Home and EU rate.

For students commencing their studies at the University of Essex in the 2020-21 academic year, your fees will increase by up to 5% for each academic year of study.

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.

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.

Tuition fee policies and how to pay

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