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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.

Scholarships for international students

If you are an international student living outside the UK and EU, you may be eligible for a part-scholarship towards the 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.


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.


Infection Control funding

If you are a member of The Association of Perioperative Practice (AfPP), Royal College of Nursing (RCN) or Infection Prevention Society (IPS), you may be eligible for financial assistance from the ETHICON Nurse and Practitioner Educational Trust Fund if you are interested in studying one of our infection control courses.
Please contact your society for more information.

As a University of Essex Online student you have access to a discounted student rate with the AfPP. The details of the benefits of membership can be found here.

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. To explore the options available to Public Health Trainees, visit the PHORCAST site.
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.