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.

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.

Postgraduate Research 

For entry to Research degrees, please refer to the entry requirements for the degree that you are interested in. 

An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK 2:2 (see the grade information above), and a master's degree with a good grade is required for most PhD programmes, in addition to a well-developed research proposal in a field in which we can offer supervision. Please have a read through our information for research degree applicants and check the course details for your chosen programme for further information about entry criteria.

Scholarships and funding

Our Americas Regional Scholarship scheme offers £5,000 scholarships to undergraduate students from Brazil. Please visit the link for the application form and further details about eligibility.

Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £4,000 tuition fee discount to masters students from Brazil achieving 75/100, 7.5/10 or B+ average. Please visit the link for further details about eligibility.

Our Latin American and Caribbean Translation Scholarship offers £5,000 scholarships to students on our MA Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling and MA Translation and Professional Practice programmes. Please visit the link for further details about the application process and 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 Scholarships 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.

Meet us in Brazil

We do not have any visits planned to your country in the near future. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your country contact named below with any questions.

You can follow my travels on Instagram.

Why should you study here?

Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
£5,000 undergraduate 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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Hear from our students

Maria Isabel De Souza Novo
Eu nasci na Argenta, cresci no México e passei minha adolescência no Brasil consequentemente no transcorrer da minha vida tive a oportunidade de ter contato com diversas línguas e culturas; essa experiência e minha paixão por História, comunicações e Geografia são o que me motivou a estudar Relações Internacional na faculdade. Desde que eu era nova eu queria fazer faculdade fora e para mim a decisão sempre este entre o Reino Unido ou os Estados Unidos devido ao meu carinho pela língua inglesa, porém, a primeira vez que visitei Londres pela primeira vez eu me apaixonei pela cidade e soube que queria estar o mais perto possível dela sem perder a experiência de estudar em um campus universitário. Ao escolher a Universidade de Essex eu tenho o melhor dos dois mundos porque eu não só estou perto de Londres como também tenho a oportunidade de estudar em uma universidade que tem um esplendido campus e uma vida estudantil internacional o que também era muito importante para mim. Finalmente, ao escolher estudar Relações Internacionais tive a oportunidade de estudar matérias que me inspiram com professores de todas as partes do mundo, mas esse diploma também me dá a oportunidade de perseguir profissões que são mais relacionadas ao mundo das comunicações do que política como minha posição como assistente para marketing internacional e recrutamento de estudantes para Latino América na Universidade de Essex. 
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
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Book a short virtual meeting with our student recruitment team to ask anything about applying to or studying at Essex.

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Emma Burgess Brazil country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 1206 874828