Undergraduate UK and EU students
For UK students financial support is available based on your household income. If your household income is below the amount set by the Government, you should be eligible for a non-repayable grant. You can apply for a maintenance loan to help cover your living costs. For 2017-2018 theses are estimated to be between £7,250 to £10,000.
If you are an EU student we encourage you to research financial support offered in your home country. You may find that national grants or loans, provided by your government or local careers service, can be taken abroad and used to study outside your country. In addition to this, you can work part-time to support the cost of your studies.
Scholarships and bursaries
We offer a number of financial packages to support students, including those from lower income households. Additional support for UK students includes bursaries for care leavers, and students with refugee status. Use our online Scholarship Finder to search for funding opportunities.
If you have previously studied at a higher education institution before, this may affect the amount of financial support available to you. To find out more, contact our Student Funding Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)
DSA is a non-repayable grant to provide assistance with specialist equipment, materials and course costs to support students with disabilities. If you have a disability contact the Student Support team at the University of Essex to apply for funding, ideally before you start your studies at East 15. If you declare your disability on your UCAS application form you will be contacted by Student Support.
You may be eligible for University scholarships and bursaries, funding from charities and trusts or support from your national government. The majority of our programmes are recognised by the US Department of Education, so US students may eligible to apply for a US direct loan.