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Undergraduate fees for EU and International students

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

Tuition fees for courses starting in 2021-22

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.

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 Edge Hotel School accelerated degrees. Check the course details in our Course Finder for specific course fee information.

New EU and international students starting in academic year 2021-22
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 £19,670

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.

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.

Tuition fee policies and how to pay

Undergraduate funding

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We have a range of undergraduate scholarships and bursaries to support you regardless of your financial circumstances. We also provide information on other funding sources.

Find a scholarship

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Search our Scholarship Finder to see the funding opportunities available to you. We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to make sure everyone with the potential can succeed.

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Search our courses and find the right course for you. At Essex you can show your academic potential in a research-intensive environment, and develop the knowledge and skills required for a successful career.