Everything you need to know about funding available for University of Essex Online’s courses

Unsure whether your finances will allow you to pursue higher education?
University of Essex Online offer flexible finance options and funding opportunities for their 100% online and part-time computing courses in:
  • MSc Computer Science
  • PG Dip Computer Science
  • PG Cert Computer Science
  • MSc Cyber Security
  • PG Dip Cyber Security
  • PG Cert Cyber Security
They are one of the longest-running providers of wholly online degrees in the UK and they’ve put over a decade of expertise to good use designing their programmes. They achieved a gold rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2018), for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. This rating is the highest possible an institution can achieve.
What are the funding opportunities and tuition fees? 
A university education is one of the biggest investments in yourself and your career. Therefore, to help make their courses more accessible, the University of Essex Online offers a range of funding opportunities such as tuition fee discounts, scholarships and payment options. These include:
  • Full payment discount
    Pay your full tuition fee upfront and you will get a 10% discount.


  • Alumni discount
    If you’re a graduate from the University of Essex or University of Essex Online you’ll be eligible for a 10% discount.


  • International scholarship
    A partial scholarship is available to international students residing in specific regions outside of the UK.


  • Student loan
    If you’re based in England you might be eligible for a loan from Student Finance England.


  • Monthly payment plan
    This payment option will be available to you if you are self-funding your course.   


Their tuition fees are the same for all students, in the UK and internationally – and it includes all teaching materials via their state-of-the-art virtual learning environment which provides you with 24/7 access to high-quality resources, including lecturecasts, discussion forums, live seminars and Q&A sessions, as well as an eLibrary. You will also have access to an online development environment to practice your new technical skills. Additionally, there are not any hidden charges for assessments or resits!
All tuition fees shown are net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where the university is required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed during the payment process.
Contact University of Essex Online’s Admissions team for more information about their discounts and scholarships and to discuss your eligibility. 
Benefits of studying with University of Essex Online
Still need convincing why you should study with the university?
  • Cutting edge learning platform
    Your studies will be undertaken through a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE), and you will have access to an online development environment to practice your new technical skills. All programming languages are included in the cost of the programme and you won’t need to download a bunch of different software packages.


  • ​Dedicated support
    From your first day all the way to graduation, you will be supported by their dedicated team of student advisers and study skills specialists that provide world-class mentoring and academic support. Whatever the question or issue, they will work with you to find a solution.


  • Varied assessment  
    You will be assessed through a range of activities, including individual and group projects, written assignments, discussion forum participation and individual reflective tasks. Your assessments will be completed entirely online – there’s no need for you to travel to an assessment centre!


  • Graduate on-campus
    Though your studies will be entirely online, on completion of your course, you’ll be invited to graduate at the University of Essex’s Colchester campus. You will receive the same certificate as campus-based students – your mode of study is only mentioned on your academic transcript.
University of Essex Online have regular start dates throughout the year. Here are their next deadlines: 
  • 15 April 2021
  • 22 July 2021
  • 21 October 2021

If you’re interested in finding out more about University of Essex Online’s courses, then download their prospectus. Or if you already know studying with them is the right move for you, go ahead and apply now!   



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