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Study abroad at the University of Essex International College

University of Essex International College provides online and part-time campus-taught courses to both UK and international students, with no requirement to travel to assessment centers. Students benefit from a flexible approach to learning while receiving the same dedicated support they expect from a top UK university.

The University achieved a gold rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning, and outcomes for their students (TEF 2018). This rating is the highest possible an institution can achieve. They're also the highest-rated online provider in the National Student Survey (NSS 2020).

Find & apply to programs at the University of Essex International College

Find programs you love that match your needs & aspirations, where you stand a high chance of acceptance.

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Why study at the University of Essex International College?

  • Teaching standard

    Awarded Gold, the highest level possible, in the Teaching Excellence Framework

  • State-of-the-art virtual learning platform

    This provides students with access to high-quality resources and support from experienced tutors

  • Validated by the University of Essex

    All degrees are awarded and validated by the University of Essex

Life as an international student

Today students are studying with the University of Essex International College in 140 countries worldwide and over 3,000 online students have successfully graduated.

Once you’ve been accepted onto a course you will be introduced to the Student Support team and a Student Advisor will welcome you on your first day. The Student Support team will be with you for your entire study journey and will be on hand to mentor and guide you throughout your course.

Fees and funding

University education is one of the biggest investments in yourself and your career. Tuition fees at the University of Essex Online are the same for all students (in the UK and international) and include all teaching materials and required reading – there aren't any hidden charges for assessments or resits.

Fee information

  • Foundation certificate: from £19,400 to £21,410 per year
  • International Year One: from £19,950 to £21,440 per year
  • Pre-masters: from £21,310 to £21,700 per year
  • Online programs: from £4,143 to £19,425 per year


International Scholarship A scholarship of £3000 is available depending on the program, subject to both English proficiency scores and academic performance

Anniversary Scholarship

  • Amount: 10% scholarship on all our Masters programs
  • Requirements: Over the next 12 months, the University of Essex will be marking 60 years since it first opened its doors to students. To celebrate this milestone, we’re offering a 10% scholarship

Full payment discount

  • Amount: Discount of 5% for students starting their course
  • Requirements: Pay for your undergraduate or postgraduate course up-front. This is only applicable to students studying online and does not apply to students studying on campus. The full payment discount can be used in combination with the alumni discount or any scholarship.

Alumni discount

  • Amount: 10% alumni discount on your tuition fees
  • Requirements: If you are a previous graduate with the University of Essex or University of Essex Online, we’ll award you a discount on your postgraduate tuition fees when you continue your studies to Masters level. This is only applicable to students studying online and does not apply to students studying on campus. The alumni discount can be used with the full payment discount but not in conjunction with any other discount or scholarship.


University of Essex International College

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK

Visa requirements for the University of Essex

Many international students will require a visa to study in the UK, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

UK student visa requirements