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.
Camila Valenzuela
I chose my options based on alumni’s opinions, international and national ranking, opportunities in my field, professors and also the environment. I fell in love with all the things and opportunities that Essex had for me and also for my husband who decided to come with me as a huge support in this adventure. There was also the option of applying for scholarships provided by the university. I got ‘’Academic Excellence International Masters’ scholarship’’. Now I’m doing an MA in Applied Linguistics in one of the best universities in this field. The language and linguistics department is simply amazing and professors are always supportive and open to new ideas and feedback. My husband has a great chance to study English here at university for free during the whole year, which is a great opportunity as well. So far, I have been enjoying everything. There are so many activities every week and even during weekends. I am surrounded by different cultures, my best friends here are from China, Malaysia, England, and Slovakia. This is a great opportunity for people like me who love languages because you have the chance to learn a new language with your friends. I’m also taking French classes in ‘’Languages for All’’, highly recommended. You are learning a new language and at the same time, you meet even more people from different programmes.
Camila Valenzuela Ma applied linguistics

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 SAT with the majority of our courses requiring a minimum of 1100 out of 1600 with 550 in each test.

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 admit@essex.ac.uk.

Postgraduate Taught

Many of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 4.5/7 or 65% or B or above from Licenciatura. 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 at pgadmit@essex.ac.uk.

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.

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 Chile. In order to qualify for this scholarship, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 15 September 2024. Please visit the link for further details about deadlines and eligibility. 

Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £3,000 tuition fee discount to masters students from Chile achieving a 75% average in their undergraduate degree. Please visit the link above 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 have an agreement with ANID - Becas Chile (formerly CONICYT) and welcome postgraduate students who have been successful in receiving funding through the ANID - Becas Chile programme. Please contact ANID for further information.

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. Please check the Chevening website for information for 2024 entry. 

Our Latin America and The Caribbean Translation Scholarship offers £5,000 scholarships to five successful applicants from the region studying MA Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling or MA Translation and Professional Practice (Spanish or Portuguese strands only). The scholarship application deadline is 30 June 2024. Terms and conditions apply.

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 thesociety's Facebook page.

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Emma Burgess Chile country contact