Fees and scholarships
How to apply
Find out more about how to apply for a course at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies. We can provide
help and advice, and guide you through the application process.
Fees for undergraduate and Masters courses can be found in our
Alumni discount for postgraduate fees
If you are applying for a postgraduate course, and have previously studied at
Essex, you could be eligible for our Alumni Loyalty Discount on the first year
of your postgraduate tuition fees.
We offer many funding opportunities to support undergraduate and postgraduate
students, including a broad range of
University of Essex scholarships.
Undergraduate scholarships and bursaries
We have a range of scholarships and bursaries available for
Postgraduate scholarships and funding
There are a number of funding opportunities available to postgraduate
students both from the University and the Centre which you may be eligible for.
ESRC Doctoral Training Centre
Our Centre plays a key role in the Economic and Social Research Council
(ESRC) Doctoral Training Centre, which offers
fully-funded studentships to £18,252 for talented Home/EU postgraduate students.
A number of our courses are accredited pathways and eligible for ESRC funding
through to doctoral research:
Scholarships and funding
University of Essex Doctoral Scholarships
Our University of Essex Doctoral Scholarships support talented PhD students
pushing boundaries in their field of study. There are 34 awards in total to be granted across our Social Sciences, Humanities and Science and Health faculties for 2017.
If you have an excellent academic background and the potential for future achievement then you could be eligible.
Refugee care scholarship funds - The Peter and Michael Hiller Charitable
Through the generosity of The Peter and Michael Hiller Charitable Trust we
are able to offer funding to students wishing to pursue our MA/PhD Refugee Care.
Applications for 2016–2017 are now closed. For further information please contact
Refugee care scholarship funds - Artellus Ltd
Through the generosity of Artellus Limited, an international literary agency,
we are able to offer funding to students wishing to pursue our MA/PhD Refugee
Care. Applications for 2016–2017 are now closed. For further information please contact
University of Essex Silberrad Scholarship
The University of Essex
Silberrad Scholarships are awarded to provide support to former Essex
undergraduates with HEU fee status taking research degrees. The Scholarships are
funded by a legacy from the Silberrad Estate, which was bequeathed to the
University in 2007.
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding opportunities
The AHRC runs an
annual competition for postgraduate funding.
The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust
The Allan & Nesta Ferguson
Charitable Trust was set up in memory of two generations of the Ferguson
family to promote their particular interests in education, international
friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development.
Postgraduate PhD students, whether from overseas or from the UK, may be awarded
a grant to help meet tuition costs, but only in respect of the last year of
their course. Grant cheques are not paid to the applicant but to the University.
Research fund grant
The Centre has a small fund to help our research students with exceptional
expenses related to their research. The total amount available is decided each
year and is available from the beginning of the financial year (August).
Guidelines are included in the handbook, but the principle is whether:
- the expense is exceptional (not fees or ordinary travel expenses, books,
- it is essential or very advantageous to your research
- it adds to the research reputation of the Centre, especially its
- it enhances your research standing and career prospects.
We cannot promise to fund all requests, and you must set out your request in
writing, with enough detail to make clear how it meets the above criteria and
the notes for information on the
Further funding opportunities
Student financial support
We offer scholarships and bursaries to support talented undergraduates,
which have been developed to ensure we remain accessible to all our students with the potential to succeed, regardless of
their financial circumstances.
Stand out from the crowd in the job market with a Masters. It could be more affordable than you think thanks to our range of
Masters scholarships and funding, including our discount for Essex alumni.
Research degree funding
Join our internationally recognised research community. We’re home to several doctoral training centres and offer many
research degree studentships and scholarships that could make your course fully-funded.
Careers and skills
We offer a variety of careers support to help with professional development during
your time at Essex and with finding employment or further study after you graduate.