All of our undergraduate courses have a year abroad option. You spend the year before the final year of your degree
at one of our many partner universities throughout the world. Your study
at the overseas institution counts towards your final degree grade. Many study abroad placements do not require knowledge
of a foreign language.
As well as being a fantastic experience, study abroad enhances your employability. A period of study abroad on your
CV tells employers that you are mature, adaptable, organised and independent. It can enhance your learning and widen your
opportunities upon graduation.
Fees and financing
If you spend a full year abroad then you won't be charged tuition fees at either Essex or your host university. We also
offer various funding opportunities to study abroad students.
Planning your study abroad
You will be helped and supported throughout your first and second years at Essex, when you will plan your study abroad.
- Essex Abroad holds information
sessions for first-year students during the autumn term and ongoing drop-in
sessions for advice on the suitability of individual universities.
- Final-year students who have just returned to Essex provide first-hand
accounts of the ups and downs of their experiences.
- You may be able to meet with exchange students from the country you will
be visiting, who are spending their period of study abroad at Essex, to get
their personal accounts of their home campuses and the differences between
the British education system and their own.
- Our Students' Union has a
Year Abroad Society, which can provide peer advice and support.