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


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

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 70% from Licenciatura.

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.

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 Honduras. 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. 

Through our partnership with HonduFuturo, postgraduate students receiving funding through HonduFuturo's Loan-Scholarship programme will be eligible for a 20% tuition fee discount scholarship. Students joining programmes at East15 Acting School will not be eligible for this discount.

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 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 Honduras

We do not have visits planned to your country in the near future. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your country contact named below with any questions.

Keep up to date with my travels on Instagram.

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Emma Burgess Honduras country contact