Fees and scholarships
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Search our Scholarship Finder to see the funding we have for you.
Our range of scholarships and bursaries to support talented students ensure we remain accessible to all with the potential
to succeed, regardless of financial circumstances.
Fees for undergraduate and Masters courses can be found in our course finder.
For postgraduate research fee information, please contact us.
If you are applying for a postgraduate course and have previously studied
at Essex, you could be eligible for a loyalty discount on the first year of
your postgraduate tuition fees.
We offer many funding opportunities to support both undergraduate and
postgraduate students, including a broad range of University of Essex
Selected undergraduate scholarships and awards
Information is correct at the time of publication but may be subject to
Mathematics Final Year Undergraduate Scholarship
We offer a scholarship of £500 to final-year single-honours students who
have obtained an average of 70% or above in their second year. Joint honours
students are eligible for a scholarship of £250.
Further Mathematics A-level award
We give you £250 if you are taking Further Mathematics A-level, and you
- put Essex as your firm UCAS choice, and
- obtain an A*-B grade in Further Mathematics.
This award is in addition to any scholarship and is not affected by the
grades you achieve in your other A-level subjects.
Selected postgraduate scholarships and awards
The Dowden Scholarship, named after Professor John Dowden who was our
University's first student in 1964 and is now the Emeritus Professor of
Applied Mathematics, is designed to provide support for a small number of
highly able students for a Master's degree (taught or research) who would
not otherwise be able to study mathematics at Essex.
We have up to £5,000 worth of funding available, which may be awarded to
one outstanding applicant, or be divided into smaller amounts for up to four
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The Winsten Scholarship
is available to students applying to study on an
MPhD (PhD) course in our Department and is awarded every three years. It
was awarded in 2016-17.
The Winsten Scholarship is named after Professor Chris Winsten, who was
an internationally renowned mathematician who worked at our University for
more than 25 years. His reputation is based on his application of
mathematical and statistical ideas to areas of economics leading to the
eponymous Prais-Winsten transformation still used by modern economists today
and to the groundbreaking Beckmann-McGuire-Winsten (1955) approach to
transportation economics. Chris had an intuitive geometrical approach that
found solutions to difficult analytic problems. He left the bulk of his
fortune to further the reputation of Essex mathematics.
University of Essex Doctoral Scholarship
The University of Essex Mathematical Sciences Doctoral Scholarship supports talented PhD
students to study in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. The award is
available to students who can demonstrate an excellent academic background
and the potential for future achievement.
We are offering one scholarship for entry in 2016-17. The award consists
of a fee waiver equal to the Home/EU fee (international students will need
to pay the balance of their fees), living costs of £12,000 per year
(combining an annual stipend (£8,000) and a Graduate Teaching or Research
Assistantship (£4,000) in years two and three), plus a training bursary
of £250 per year and Proficio points, which may be used to 'buy' advanced skills training.
Scholarships open to all students
Townsend Scholarships are available to help students who are experiencing
financial difficulties. The scholarships were established by Elizabeth
Townsend, in memory of her late husband Dr Paul Townsend, who worked in our
Department of Physics for 30 years. Mrs Townsend now fundraises to support
our students through public speaking and other fundraising activities with
friends of Dr Townsend.
- Please contact us if you
think you may qualify as a student in financial difficulty.
- Search our
scholarship finder to find more scholarships.