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Fees and scholarships


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

For postgraduate research fee information, please email us.

Loyalty discounts

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

Scholarships and prizes

  • Santander Masters Scholarships

    Scholarships funded by The Santander Group are available for taught postgraduate study at Essex. Five scholarships worth £5,000 each will be awarded on the basis of academic merit to students who would not otherwise be able to take up a place at Essex.

  • 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.

  • Women of the Future Scholarships

    Women of the Future scholarships are available for taught postgraduate study at Essex. 30 scholarships worth £20,000 each will be awarded on the basis of academic merit to non-UK women and will cover tuition fees and a stipend.

  • Essex Society For Family History Award

    One award of £500 is available to a British resident who is working on an Essex-related subject in the field of local or family history. Please contact us for details of how to apply.

  • Friends of Historic Essex Fellowship

    One award of £750 is available to an MA, MPhil or PhD student using substantial Essex sources for his or her dissertation. Please contact us for details of how to apply.

  • Silberrad Scholarships

    Our Silberrad Scholarships are open to Home and EU students who hold a Masters from Essex and want to pursue doctoral research. The scholarship covers your tuition fees and a bursary towards living costs.

  • Marshall Scholarships

    Marshall Scholarships are open to American full-time students who have applied to do a research degree. They cover tuition fees, living expenses, an annual book grant, a thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependant spouse.

  • Dr Philip Hills Award

    Through the generosity of the Hills family, the Department is able to offer an annual award of £1,500 to one mature postgraduate student (at Masters or PhD level). Dr Philip Hills went to study for a BA in History as a mature student at the University of Essex in 1979, completing his degree in 1982. Following this he studied for his PhD in the Department of History completing this in 1989. While he was studying for his doctorate he also taught in the History Department and later lectured and taught 19th Century English Social History until leaving in 1997. He was also involved in the Local History Centre. Please contact us for details of how to apply.

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.

Non-UK applicants

Undergraduate Routes

Are you applying to Essex from elsewhere in the EU or world? Find out more about our entry requirements and get answers to any admission questions that you have before you start and during your application process.

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.

AHRC funding

PhD student in library

Apply for a PhD studentship for your doctoral study funded by the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).