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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.

For postgraduate research fee information, please contact 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.

Selected undergraduate scholarships and awards

Information is correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.

  • Mathematics Final Year Undergraduate Scholarship

    We offer a scholarship of £500 to final-year single-honours students who have obtained an average of 70% or above in their second year. Joint honours students are eligible for a scholarship of £250.

  • Further Mathematics A-level award

    We give you £250 if you are taking Further Mathematics A-level, and you

    1. put Essex as your firm UCAS choice, and
    2. obtain an A*-B grade in Further Mathematics.

    This award is in addition to any scholarship and is not affected by the grades you achieve in your other A-level subjects.

Selected postgraduate scholarships and awards

  • Dowden Scholarship

    Professor John Dowden The Dowden Scholarship, named after Professor John Dowden who was our University's first student in 1964 and is now the Emeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics, is designed to provide support for a small number of highly able students for a Master's degree (taught or research) who would not otherwise be able to study mathematics at Essex.

    We have up to £5,000 worth of funding available, which may be awarded to one outstanding applicant, or be divided into smaller amounts for up to four eligible applicants.

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  • Winsten Scholarship

    Professor Chris Winsten The Winsten Scholarship is available to students applying to study on an MPhD (PhD) course in our Department and is awarded every three years. It was awarded in 2016-17.

    The Winsten Scholarship is named after Professor Chris Winsten, who was an internationally renowned mathematician who worked at our University for more than 25 years. His reputation is based on his application of mathematical and statistical ideas to areas of economics leading to the eponymous Prais-Winsten transformation still used by modern economists today and to the groundbreaking Beckmann-McGuire-Winsten (1955) approach to transportation economics. Chris had an intuitive geometrical approach that found solutions to difficult analytic problems. He left the bulk of his fortune to further the reputation of Essex mathematics.

  • University of Essex Doctoral Scholarship

    The University of Essex Mathematical Sciences Doctoral Scholarship supports talented PhD students to study in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. The award is available to students who can demonstrate an excellent academic background and the potential for future achievement.

    We are offering one scholarship for entry in 2017-18. The award consists of a fee waiver equal to the Home/EU fee (international students will need to pay the balance of their fees), living costs of £12,000 per year, plus a training bursary of £250 per year and Proficio funding, which may be used to cover the costs of advanced skills training.

Scholarships open to all students

  • Townsend Scholarship

    Dr Paul Townsend Townsend Scholarships are available to help students who are experiencing financial difficulties. The scholarships were established by Elizabeth Townsend, in memory of her late husband Dr Paul Townsend, who worked in our Department of Physics for 30 years. Mrs Townsend now fundraises to support our students through public speaking and other fundraising activities with friends of Dr Townsend.