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University of Essex

: We maximize your chance of getting admitted

The smart alternative to applying direct for a degree at the University of Essex and the easy way to find programs that match your eligibility and aspirations

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Study abroad at the University of Essex

The University of Essex provides online and part-time courses to both UK and international students, with no requirement to travel to assessment centers. Students benefit from a flexible approach to learning while receiving the same dedicated support they expect from a top UK university.

The University achieved a gold rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning, and outcomes for their students (TEF 2018). This rating is the highest possible an institution can achieve. They're also the highest-rated online provider in the National Student Survey (NSS 2020).

Find & apply to programs at the University of Essex

Find programs you love that match your needs & aspirations, where you stand a high chance of acceptance.

Program level

Why study at the University of Essex?

  • Teaching standard

    Awarded Gold, the highest level possible, in the Teaching Excellence Framework

  • State-of-the-art virtual learning platform

    This provides students with access to high-quality resources and support from experienced tutors

  • Validated by the University of Essex

    All degrees are awarded and validated by the University of Essex

Life as an international student

Today students are studying with the University of Essex in 140 countries worldwide and over 3,000 online students have successfully graduated.

Once you’ve been accepted onto a course you will be introduced to the Student Support team and a Student Advisor will welcome you on your first day. The Student Support team will be with you for your entire study journey and will be on hand to mentor and guide you throughout your course.

How we maximize your chance of getting admitted

  1. Programs matched to you

    Filter 10,000s of programs down to a shortlist perfect for you, where you have a strong chance of getting admitted

  2. Apply online via Studee

    Complete our application form and only answer the same question once no matter how many programs you apply for

  3. Review, improve & submit

    We rigorously assess your application to ensure you have the best chance of getting admitted before we submit it

  4. Reminders & guidance

    Relax - never miss a deadline or request that could cost you an offer with clear, day-by-day updates on what needs to be done

Our services are 100% free for students like you because we're funded by universities.

Fees and funding

University education is one of the biggest investments in yourself and your career. Tuition fees at the University of Essex Online are the same for all students (in the UK and international) and include all teaching materials and required reading – there aren't any hidden charges for assessments or resits.


A range of tuition fee discounts, scholarships and payment options for online courses are offered to international students

  • Full payment discount

    Pay the full tuition fee upfront and you will get a 10% discount.

  • Alumni discount

    Graduates from the University of Essex or University of Essex Online are eligible for a 10% discount.

  • Academic scholarship for MBA programme (2020/2021 entry only)

    £5,000 towards full tuition fee is available to ACCA members and is awarded on a merit basis.

  • International scholarship

    Partial scholarship is available to international students residing in specific regions outside of the UK.

  • Student loan

    Students based in England might be eligible for a loan from Student Finance England.

  • Monthly payment plan

    Available for those who are self-funding.

NOTE: Please note that a maximum of two discounts or scholarships can be applied, and two scholarships cannot be applied in combination. For more information on our discounts and scholarships and to discuss your eligibility please contact our Admissions team.

Fee information

  • MBA tuition: £21,000 per year
  • Masters tuition: £19,380 per year
  • Postgraduate Diploma tuition: £7,482 per year
  • Postgraduate Certificate tuition: £3,741 per year
  • Bachelor's tuition: £17,700 per year
  • Undergraduate certificate tuition: £6,167 per year

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