International students

The Caribbean

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Why Essex?

Here at Essex we welcome students from more than 140 countries to our campuses with open arms. Over a third of our student population are from outside of the UK so you’ll feel right at home.

Entry requirements


Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider 3 passes at unit 2 level, all at grade 2 or above in Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE).

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.

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

Postgraduate Taught

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with CGPA 2.50 or above from Bachelor degree awarded by University of West Indies.

Some courses have higher entry requirements as well as other admissions criteria. Please see individual courses for more information or email our admissions team at

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

Scholarships and funding

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 above for further details about the application process and eligibility.

Please visit our Fees and Funding pages for information about additional funding opportunities, including Commonwealth Scholarships for Masters and PhD students.


Students from Trinidad and Tobago may be eligible for funding through The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) (external link).

Meet us in the Caribbean

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

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What made Essex my first and only choice was the fact that they offered this unique Masters program—an MA in Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling. Many universities offer the first two disciplines in one course but the subtitling component really piqued my interest.
The course offers a great deal of variety and practicality. I was able to acquire skills and knowledge through preparing speeches and interpreting at student-led conferences, engage classmates in translation challenges, attend seminars and network with industry professionals. State-of-the-art facilities such as interpreting booths and specifically-tailored computer labs only added to the authentic feel of a translator/interpreter setting.
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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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Get in touch
Keeley Alvarez Caribbean country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 874828