Global Essex

Opportunities for students the world over

The international dimension 

At Essex we value the international dimension of university life very highly, encouraging our students and staff to study, work or volunteer at one of our partner institutions around the world.


Studying abroad or working and volunteering abroad gives our students the chance to immerse themselves in another culture and develop independence, adaptability and cultural awareness - enormous advantages for life's journey. 

International academic partnerships


We currently have partnerships with the following international institutions offering validation, joint awards, dual degrees and franchise arrangements. 

Graduate School of Law, Kobe University, Japan           

Kaplan Singapore, Singapore   
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore       

National Research University Higher School of Economics, Perm, Russia

Universite Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Lyon, France
Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense, France       
Universite Toulouse 1 Capitole, France  

University of Konstanz, Germany          

Plus progression agreements and friendship agreements with many more institutions worldwide. 


Studying abroad

We currently have study abroad partnership agreements with some 155 institutions globally, and each year some 300 Essex students take up this ideal opportunity to broaden their horizons and earn a credit towards their degree. View our students' study abroad video stories from Italy, Czech Republic, Germany and France.

"I was intrigued by the challenge of studying abroad - I was intrigued by the challenge, I like learning new things, I like exploring different places." 
Marissa Anderson BA Financial Economics 


  • We hold an Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education 2014-20
  • IIE GSA Commitment Partner


Working or volunteering abroad

When our students consider working, volunteering or taking part in any opportunity abroad, we provide guidance on what direction to take and where they can go. We also help organise their your time abroad, and help students get prepared through pre-departure workshops.

Explore our current volunteering opportunities.

Mariona Nogueras Piferrer spent six weeks volunteering in Bangalore, India. Through the Vicente Ferrer Foundation she taught English and soft skills to University students.


We welcome students from around the world for a period of study abroad at Essex and aim to offer you an outstanding international experience. You can join our international community of original thinkers and gain something unique within an academically challenging environment.


Each year we offer rich extra-curricular activities to Essex students wishing to pursue internships in countries including Argentina, China, Australia and other regions in southeast Asia.