The University of Essex is a truly international institution with
a long history of welcoming students from around the world.
With a global outlook and reputation for research and teaching, we are
one of the UK's most internationally diverse campus universities with
students from more than 130 countries.
These pages are designed to help international students find the relevant
information when considering studying at Essex. You can find information
specific to your country using the country selection boxes within our pages.
- Ranked 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2015).
- Top 30 of universities in the world less than 50 years old (THE).
- Top 5 for social science research in the UK (REF 2014).
- Award-winning accommodation guaranteed to international students.
- A range of notable alumni - a president, Members of Parliament, the
first Mexican astronaut, film directors and two Nobel Prize
- Great employment prospects - 91.9% of our
graduates were in employment
or further study within six months
Explore our videos, blogs and social media to see our campuses, facilities and accommodation and hear from our students and academics about what it's really like to study with us.
Find a course
Use our Course Finder to find the right course for you. Our courses allow you to
demonstrate your academic potential in a research-intensive environment, while
developing the knowledge and skills required for a successful career.
Meet our students
We’re confident you'll settle into our friendly campus environment and enjoy a world-class education, but find out from our international students what it's like to study and live at our University.