Why Essex?

With students from over 140 different countries, Essex is the world in one place. We currently have 157 students from Latin America studying at the University.
Tulio Vasconcelos
I have been helping Brazilian entrepreneurs with their start-ups and scale-ups for the last ten years in different incubators, accelerators, VCs and NGOs, before I was chosen for a scholarship funded by the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office to study the MSc in Business Analytics at Essex. I am passionate about entrepreneurship, data, product management and customers' pains, but I'd always lacked some data-oriented skills that the analytical approach of the course helped me develop. Being close to London also helped me to get in touch with different people, expand my network, attend interviews and eventually get a job.
Tulio Vasconcelos Msc business analytics

Application information

Entry requirements


Previous university/college study is required in addition to local high school qualifications for our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses.

We accept a number of international qualifications, including the International Baccalaureate with the majority of our courses requiring a grade 30 or above or the SATR with the majority of our courses requiring a minimum of 1100 out of 1600 with 550 in each test.

Some courses have higher entry requirements as well as other admissions criteria. Please see individual courses for more information or email our admissions team admit@essex.ac.uk

We also offer a range of Foundation Programmes which can lead to entry to our undergraduate degrees, please visit University of Essex International College for further information.

Postgraduate Taught

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 6.5 or B from Bacharel/Licenciado.

Some courses have higher entry requirements as well as other admissions criteria. Please see individual courses for more information or email our admissions team pgadmit@essex.ac.uk

We also have a range of Foundation Programmes available if you do not meet these grades. Please visit University of Essex International College for further information.

Scholarships and funding

Our Americas Regional Scholarship scheme offers £3,000 scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students from Brazil. Please visit the links above for the application form and further details about eligibility.

Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £3,000 tuition fee discount to masters students from Brazil achieving a 7.5/10 or B+ average. Please visit the link above for further details about eligibility.

The Eleanore Koch Fund offers a £5,000 bursary for a student from Latin America coming to study MA Art History and Theory at Essex. Please visit the link for the application form and further details about eligibility.

If you are a student in receipt of a scholarship from Instituto Ling and joining us for a taught postgraduate course, you will receive a 20% discount on your tuition fees.

Please visit our Fees and Funding pages for information about additional funding opportunities.

Our student societies

We’ve got over 100 clubs and societies at Essex, including our friendly Latin American society, where you’ll have the chance to:

  • Share Latin American culture with other students
  • Fundraise for a Latin America focused charity
  • Make and enjoy Latin American food
  • Partake in society socials

Explore the Latin American society

Join in the conversation and get to know other students with the society's Facebook page.

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Be part of our Postgraduate Virtual Week

Learn more about studying a postgraduate course at Essex, how to apply, how to fund your degree and more! Meet our academic departments, chat to staff and students, and find out what it means to be part of our community. Our Postgraduate Virtual Week is running from 1-5 February 2021.

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Meet us in Brazil

10 February 2021, 6 pm (GMT)

Americas regional information session

We'll be holding a virtual information session for our potential and current applicants, their parents and school advisers from the Americas. This is a chance to find out information relevant to applicants and their families from the region, and to ask any questions you may have about Essex.

Book your place for the session here.

You can follow my travels on Instagram.

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Chat with our students and staff

Fancy discovering what student life at Essex is like? Want to learn more about our international community? Come and talk to some of our students and staff online to get answers to all of your questions.

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Why should you study here?

Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
£3,000 scholarships available through our Americas Regional Scholarship
Colchester is among the UK's top 10 most affordable university towns according to totallymoney.com
We have a range of job opportunities giving you first hand work experience whilst you study
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Book a meeting with our team

Book a short virtual meeting with our student recruitment team to ask anything about applying to or studying at Essex.

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Get in touch
Get in touch
Keeley Alvarez Brazil country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 1206 874828