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.
- 6th for student experience (NSS 2014).
- Top 30 of universities in the world less than 50 years old (THE).
- Top 3 for social sciences in the UK with several of our departments
ranked top ten (RAE 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 winners.
- Great employment prospects - 91.9 per cent of our international
graduates were in employment or further study within six months (DLHE survey
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 graduate 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.