International students

Cuba

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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.
Before I came to the UK I applied to a number of universities; the admissions people at Essex were the most helpful of all and because of this and Colchester’s proximity to London I decided to come here. I am studying a BSc in Psychology and I am really enjoying all my courses, especially those focused on child development.
I have met many people at the university, and what is best is that all my best friends are studying the same courses as me. Essex is one of the most international universities in the UK and this is the reason why it doesn’t matter where the students come from no one will feel out of place!
Danay Dovale Fernandez BSc Psychology

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 from Titulo de/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.

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 Cuba country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 1206 874828