Our international outlook

Global Essex

Reaching around the world

At the University of Essex you can find the world in one place. We are 2nd in the UK for international outlook in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019

We take our values of excellence in education and excellence in research out into the world.

Our research focuses on changing the world for the better. We encourage our students to develop a view of the world that prepares them for life as global citizens. We work in partnership with international institutions, and partnership working is central to our strategic aims. 


We value working with others so that together we can do things better, and do better things: we have links with 320 institutions around the world.


We are ranked in the top 25 for research quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, where we're also ranked 22nd overall, our highest ever ranking.


We have 14 international academic partnerships with global institutions in China, France, Germany, Japan, Russia and Singapore, and 120 friendship and progression agreements around the world. 


We believe that working in partnership is the key to the improvement of humanity and society through the transformational opportunities we jointly create for students.


We are a university that is always looking to make a difference to the lives of others and we are always looking for like-minded organisations to partner with us on this journey.


We have Regional Offices in Africa (Lagos), China (Beijing, Shanghai), India (New Delhi), Middle East (Dubai) and Southeast Asia (Kuala Lumpur).

If you’re an international student interested in studying with us and want to discover more about living and learning at Essex, download our prospectus or order a printed copy. You can also find out more in our country-specific information.

Download our international prospectus
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