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Costa Rica

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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. 

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

Entry requirements for all our courses are shown in our course listings.

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.

Notable alumni

Did you know that Oscar Arias Sanchez, twice President of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Prize awardee, studied at Essex?

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.

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