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Undergraduate fees for international students

You're an international fee-payer if you're from a non-EU country. We'll assess your fee status when you apply to Essex and you can contact us to enquire about your fee status.

Tuition fees for courses starting in 2017-18

Our 2017-18 fees for new students are listed below. Alternatively, you can find the fee for your course in our Course Finder.

New international students starting in 2017-18
Course Fee
Full-time undergraduate degree courses, other than those listed below £13,350
Laboratory-based courses in Biological Sciences, Psychology and Health and Human Sciences £15,450*
Foundation Degree in Oral Health Science (including placement fees) £29,353
International Year One in Business £13,350
International Foundation Programme £11,750
Year 0 courses (subsequent years will be charged at the standard undergraduate degree fee for international students) £11,750

* Our Health and Human Sciences 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 2017-18 academic year, your fees will increase for each academic year of study. This annual increase will be 3% or the annual increase in the RPI-X index, whichever is the higher.

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.

Year abroad or placement year courses

Unlike many other universities, if you take a course with a year abroad or industrial or clinical placement year, you'll pay no tuition fees for that year.

Tuition fee policies and how to pay

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