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University of Essex

University of Essex

Check whether the University of Essex is right for you as an international student.

Uni facts

Colchester, UK
  • Type
    Public
  • Rank
    509
  • International students
    5700
  • Nationalities
    140
  • Total programs
    6
  • Acceptance rate
    74%

Study abroad at the University of Essex

The University of Essex is based in the town of Colchester, UK - less than one hour from London. Its Essex International College prepares international students with a range of foundation certificates, international year ones, and pre-master’s programs - allowing students to go on to study for a full undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

Students can enjoy the campus’ green setting around a lake, with plenty of space for socialising and studying; the campus has shops and restaurants plus a six floor library. You will also find over 165 student clubs making it easy to meet others with similar interests.

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Why study at the University of Essex?

Teaching standard: Awarded Gold, the highest level possible, in the Teaching Excellence Framework International outlook: Fifth in the UK according to the Times Higher Education World University rankings

Life as an international student

Over 140 nationalities are represented at the University of Essex and the University’s student services team is there to make sure all international students have a positive experience in the UK. They will ensure you have everything you need and the support necessary for you to complete your qualifications.

The first week of your time at the University is Welcome Week, during which you’ll get the chance to familiarize yourself with the College, the staff, and University facilities. Accommodation for those at Essex International College can be organised on campus, so you can be close to the facilities you need and easily meet new people.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Skills classes
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 1
    • No. of Badminton Courts 1
    • No. of Squash Courts 5
    • No. of Golf Coursenumber 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 4
    • No. of Climbing Wall 1
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
    • No. of Athletics Track 3
    • No. of volleyball courts 1
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars 2
    • Restaurants 12
    • Cafe’s 2
  • Transport
    • Bike Rental
    • Campus parking
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 2
    • Sport facilities 20
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 7
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 165
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

International Year One

-IELTS 5.5 (at least 5.0 in all skills): £16,880 -IELTS 5.0 (at least 4.5 in all skills): £18,180 -IELTS 4.5 (at least 4.0 in all skills): £18,180 -IELTS 4.0 (at least 4.0 in all skills): £23,920

Pre-Masters

-IELTS 5.5 (at least 5.0 in all skills): £17,860 -IELTS 5.0 (at least 5.0 in all skills): £20,310 -IELTS 5.0 (at least 4.5 in all skills): £20,310 -IELTS 4.5 (at least 4.5 in all skills): £23,695 -IELTS 4.5 (at least 4.0 in all skills): £26,140

Location

University of Essex

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

Located in the historic, 200-acre Wivenhoe Park. The park was originally landscaped in the eighteenth century and was painted by celebrated artist John Constable. Today, the striking landscape provides a tranquil place for all to enjoy.