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We are Essex

Essex is a truly international institution with a long history of welcoming students from around the world. With us, you’re not just a student, you’re a member.

Essex introduces you to people from all over the planet. We are a global community that lives, works and plays together. You study an internationally relevant curriculum, become part of our diverse community, and are taught by academics whose research has global impact. We give you the best chance to compete in a global economy. 

Why
Study here?

Top 30 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
Top 15 amongst mainstream English universities for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018)
Gold for teaching excellence (TEF 2017)
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Yasmin Abdullah
When I first arrived in the UK, I did not know what to expect. The support and guidance from the University and the Students' Union were very welcoming and made me feel incredibly comfortable throughout my degree. Can’t wait to welcome you to the Essex family!
Yasmin Abdullah students' union vp international 2017-18
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