We'll walk you through how to apply to study with us and the documents you'll need to send us.
For information on how to apply, and links to application forms, please choose the type of course you wish to apply for.
Our pre-sessional English language pathways are ideal if you need to improve your English before starting one of our courses. We offer various pre-sessional programmes based on your needs and English proficiency.
Academic and English language requirements vary by course and level of study. See the country-specific page for your country or browse our courses to find out the general and specific entry requirements for your country. You can find the English language requirements specific your level of study through the application pages in the menu above.
If you require a visa to study in the UK for longer than six months, you'll need to apply for the relevant immigration permission under the UK immigration system. Find out more about immigration and applying for a visa.
If you’re an international student, but do not meet the English language or academic requirements for direct admission to this degree, you could prepare and gain entry through a pathway course. Find out more about opportunities available to you at the University of Essex International College.
Despite the UK having left the EU on the 31 January 2020, our welcome to European students will remain as warm as ever.
If you're starting your course in 2020, you will pay the same fees as Home (UK) students for the duration of your course. This also applies to courses starting in January 2021.
The government has confirmed that EU students starting in the academic year 2020-21 who are eligible for a loan will still receive it for the duration of their course.
The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 and entered into a transition period until 31 December 2020. The current free movement principle for citizens of the European Economic Area and Switzerland still applies until the end of the transition period.
Eligible nationals who enter the UK to study before 31 December 2020 can apply for settlement under the EU settlement scheme. This applies to EU citizens, non-European EEA citizens, Swiss citizens and their eligible family members. Read the UKCISA guidance for more information about the EU Settlement Scheme.
The UK's Immigration Rules are changing for students and will apply from 9 am on Monday 5 October 2020. The new Student route will replace the Tier 4 (General) route. The Student route will also apply to EEA/Swiss nationals who do not have settlement rights and will arrive on or after 1 January 2021, to study for more than six months. To apply under the Student rules, you will need a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) from the University.
Our immigration pages will be updated with further information.
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