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Fees and scholarships

Find a scholarship

Find a scholarship

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.


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

Alumni discount for postgraduate fees

If you are applying for a postgraduate course, and have previously studied at Essex, you could be eligible for our Alumni 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.

Undergraduate scholarships

We have a range of scholarships and bursaries available for undergraduate students.

Postgraduate scholarships

  • Doctoral Training Centre studentships

    The Department plays a key role in the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Centre at Essex, which offers studentships for talented Home/EU postgraduate students. A number of our courses are accredited pathways and eligible for ESRC funding through to doctoral research.

    PhD studies are fully funded for either three years or four years (one year's Masters followed by three years PhD research) for those students taking:

  • 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 then you could be eligible.

  • University of Essex Social Sciences Doctoral Scholarships

    Want to do a PhD? Are you a high achiever? Apply for our University of Essex Social Sciences Doctoral Scholarships to receive a fee waiver or discount, doctoral stipend, training bursary and Proficio funding for three years of your studies.

    The closing date is 12 February 2017.

  • CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership

    The University, along with six partner institutions, is a member of CHASE: Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England, which has been awarded £17m from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to fund PhD studentships over a five-year period.

    Applicants for doctoral study in our Department can apply to CHASE for AHRC studentships. Funding covers fees, maintenance and professional development opportunities during your PhD.

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.

Masters funding

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Stand out from the crowd in the job market with a Masters. It could be more affordable than you think thanks to our range of Masters scholarships and funding, including our discount for Essex alumni.

Research degree funding

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Join our internationally recognised research community. We’re home to several doctoral training centres and offer many research degree studentships and scholarships that could make your course fully-funded.

Open days

Book a place at one of our open days to see for yourself what we offer. Academic and support staff will be available to answer your questions, while a campus tour with our current students allows you to view our facilities and accommodation.