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.


Full payment discount

When paying for each level of your undergraduate or postgraduate degree course up-front, we’ll offer you a 10% discount.


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.


Executive Scholarship

2019-2020 academic year part-scholarship

Students starting an MBA in the 2019-2020 academic year may be eligible for an Executive Scholarship of up to £6,000 towards the tuition fees. To learn more, please contact our Admissions team.

Applying for the Executive Scholarship

Scholarship applications are assessed on a merit basis. You will be asked to write a 500-word statement in support of your scholarship application and we will be looking for evidence of:

  • academic ability
  • professional experience and career progression
  • ideas on sustainable and entrepreneurial business
  • your ability to communicate experience and ideas
  • your plan to utilise the University of Essex MBA experience after the course

To be considered for the Executive Scholarship, please contact our Admissions Team.


Scholarships for international students

If you are an international student living outside the UK and EU, you may be eligible for a 10% part-scholarship towards the total tuition fees for our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 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 be considered for a scholarship, please contact our Admissions Team.

Please note that the up-front payment discount can be used in combination with the Alumni discount or international/Executive Scholarships. The Alumni discount cannot be used in combination with the international/Executive Scholarships.

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.