Latest information: Remote study for UK

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 learning material costs and living expenses.

The information outlined below will help you understand these better.

Pathway course cost typeGuide cost (2022–23 academic year)
Course learning materials£200 to £500
Accommodation in Essex£2,850 to £9,000*
Living expenses in Essex
(including food, transport and social activities)
At least £1,023 per month
Administration fee£200
Insurance£470 to £747
*Prices are estimates based on previous intakes, and are subject to change.

Course learning materials

The cost of course learning materials varies 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 £1,023 per month of your pathway course, in line with UKVI regulations. Contact us for more information.

Administration fee

You’ll be charged an 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.


We offer EduTravel, a comprehensive insurance policy for studying abroad, to all students. It is offered in partnership with Endsleigh, a leading insurance provider. The price will depend on the length of policy you need — the exact cost will be confirmed in the invoice that accompanies your offer letter. If you start your pathway course online from home, we will adjust the length of your insurance policy to fit any part of your course that you study in the UK.