University of Essex International College cost of living

Studying abroad is a big investment, so you’ll need to plan ahead. As well as tuition fees, you need to plan for things like accommodation, course book costs and living expenses.

The information outlined below will help you understand these better. Please note these costs are for the 2019-20 academic year.

Cost typeGuide cost
Course booksUp to £500
Accommodation£4,924 to £11,834*
Living expenses
(including food, transport and social activities)
At least £1,015 per month
Administration fee£200
Insurance£448 to £700
* Prices shown are examples only. Confirmed pricing for each intake will be available once the relevant booking period opens.

Course books

Course books will usually cost up to £500 in total, depending on your course. The exact amount will be confirmed in your invoice that accompanies your offer letter.

Accommodation costs

All of our accommodation prices are competitive. The precise fees will depend on your contract length and housing option.

Living expenses

You will need a minimum of £1,015 per month of your pathway course, in line with UKVI regulations. Contact us for more information.

Administration fee

Starting from the 4th April 2018, you’ll be charged a £200 administration fee to cover administration costs related to your application. This is payable at the same time as your tuition deposit if you accept an offer to study at the College.


Insurance will cost between £448 to £700 (depending on your pathway course length – the exact cost will be confirmed in the invoice that accompanies your offer letter). We offer EduTravel, a comprehensive insurance policy for studying abroad, to all students. It is offered in partnership with Endsleigh, a leading insurance provider.