A university education is one of the biggest and best investments you will make.

We’re pleased to be able to offer the following tuition fee discounts and scholarships for our online courses.

Please note that a maximum of two discounts or scholarships can be applied.


Full payment discount

When paying for your undergraduate or postgraduate course up-front, we’ll offer you a 10% discount. This is only applicable to students studying online and does not apply to students studying on campus.


Alumni discount

If you are a previous graduate with the University of Essex or University of Essex Online, we’ll award you a 10% alumni discount on your postgraduate tuition fees when you continue your studies to Masters level. This is only applicable to students studying online and does not apply to students studying on campus.



International scholarship (all courses)

International students residing in specific regions outside of the UK may be eligible for a partial scholarship for our undergraduate and postgraduate online courses.

Scholarship applications are assessed on a merit basis and will take into consideration previous qualifications and level of work experience. You will be asked to write a statement of around 500 words in support of your scholarship application including details of previous qualifications, work experience, why you want to study a University of Essex Online course and how a scholarship could help you.

To find out more or to be considered for a scholarship, please contact our Admissions Team.

The International scholarship cannot be used in combination with the MBA Academic scholarship.


Academic scholarship (MBA only)

Academic scholarships are available and awarded on a merit basis for students starting the Essex Online MBA in the 2020-21 academic year. To find out more, please contact our Admissions Team.

The Academic scholarship cannot be used in combination with the International scholarship.



ELCAS funding for members of the Armed Forces

We are an approved provider for the Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme (ELCAS). If you are a current or former member of the UK armed forces then you may qualify for this assistance. If you are considering, or have gained ELCAS funding, please mention this to our Admissions Team when you make your application. Learn more about studying while working in the military.


Public Health funding

If you are based in the UK, you may also be able to access funding from external sources to contribute towards your tuition fees. This Health Careers website contains some resources you can look into.
If you are not based in the UK, Public Health Organisations in your home country may be able to offer support or direct you to sources of funding opportunities. To learn more, visit the Public Health and World Bank sites.