Why Essex?

With students from over 140 different countries, Essex is the world in one place. We're top 20 for the most international student community in the THE World University Rankings 2018. 
I was attracted to the University of Essex for a number of reasons. What was really important to me though, was the fact that it highlights the component of entrepreneurship in its courses. The course itself has provided me with the opportunity to develop invaluable skills for my future career. In addition to my subject-specific knowledge, I have also improved my communication skills and my ability to socialise and network. The project-based elements of the course have really sparked my interest, particularly in new venture creation. I am very grateful for the departmental staff who are always on hand to provide support, guidance and encouragement.
Ana Granados, Bogotá, Colombia MSc International Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

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.

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

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 3.5 or above from 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 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.

Scholarships and funding

Our Americas Regional Scholarship scheme offers £3,000 scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students from Colombia. 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 Colombia achieving a 4/5 average in their undergraduate degree. Please visit the link above for further details about eligibility.

You may be eligible for postgraduate funding through Colfuturo. All students sponsored by Colfuturo will receive a 10% tuition fee discount, and additionally one postgraduate taught student will receive a 100% tuition fee scholarship from the university. 

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.

Meet us in Colombia

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.

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