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 between 29 - 32 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

Many of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 6.5 or B or above from Bacharel/Licenciado. Some courses and departments 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 Latin America 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 Vice-Chancellor's Global Talent Scholarship is a competitive scholarship offering successful candidates a 50% tuition fee discount on their tuition fees for the first year of study. The scholarship is open to undergraduate and master's applicants. Please visit the scholarship link for further information and to access the application form. 

We also offer generous Performance Sports scholarships and bursaries, with up to a 100% tuition fee discount and other exclusive benefits included for talented athletes playing at national, regional or international level.

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.

We offer two Chevening scholarships to students from across Latin America studying a one-year taught masters course in any subject at Essex. Each scholarship is worth 100% of the tuition fee. Applications for Chevening scholarships are now closed for 2023 entry. Please check the Chevening website for information for 2024 entry. 

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

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

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Why should you study here?

Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
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

Karolina Da Silva Santana Santos
I chose Essex because its ethos was similar to my personal philosophy. Pushing and striving for change, for a better and more just society. You may wonder how - study at Essex to find out! The Colchester campus has beautiful parks, and it is only a 40-minute train ride away from London. I study Law with Human Rights, a thought provoking and relevant course, that enables me to think stupendously about world legal affairs. It also gave me the opportunity to join the Essex Law Clinic, where I am able to gain legal experience, by dealing with real clients and helping members of the community with their legal matters. Settling in was easier than expected, there are students from all over the world. With a welcoming sense of community, I made friends in my classes and attended free events hosted by the Student Union. I joined Vteam - the SU’s volunteering group, the Kickboxing Club, archery, Christian Union, and the Brazilian Society. There are a range of different sports and societies for every taste, it is almost impossible to get bored! Along with my studies, I work as Student Ambassador, a flexible job opportunity that works around our busy student schedule. I am currently a Frontrunner for a Brazilian research project, with the Department of History. This is a paid internship opportunity, hosted by the University. This opportunity is aiding me to enter the world of academic research, which is something I would like to pursue in the near future, as well as the LPC, for my career.
Karolina Da Silva Santana Santos LLB LAW WITH HUMAN RIGHTS
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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