Why Essex?

Essex has a long history of welcoming students from Mexico. With students from over 140 different countries, Essex is the world in one place. 
Amongst our notable alumni is Rodolfo Neri Vela, Mexico’s first and only astronaut to have travelled into space. Rodolfo received a Master’s degree in science, specialised in telecommunications systems, in 1976.
Marlhen Valdes
¡Hola! Mi nombre es Marlhen y soy estudiante de postgrado en MA Advertising, Marketing and the Media, y es mi primer año en la Universidad de Essex. Siempre ha sido un sueño para mi estudiar en el Reino Unido. La primera vez que escuche sobre Essex fue gracias a una amiga, al momento que le mencione mi interés fue cuando me dice: ¿Has escuchado hablar de Essex? La manera tan entusiasmada en la que me hablo sobre la universidad me hizo enseguida darme cuenta de que tenía que estudiar ahí. Siempre es difícil abandonar lo conocido y más cuando nunca has vivido por tu cuenta. En un principio me fue difícil adaptarme a un país completamente diferente a México; pero al hacer amigos, conocer diferentes culturas y aprender de la ciudad, llego un punto donde Reino Unido se sentía como casa.  Es impresionante la cantidad de cosas que Essex tiene que ofrecer, empezando por los eventos organizados por alumnos, las sociedades, actividades deportivas, entre muchas otras. Muchas de estas cosas me han ayudado a sentirme parte de la universidad y tener una experiencia mucho más completa. Actualmente, formo parte de múltiples actividades en el campus; soy embajadora de la universidad, además de combinar mi carrera con el storytelling conseguí el rol de Frontrunner como asistente de marketing y reclutamiento de estudiantes para América Latina. Finalmente, formo parte del Essex Blades Dance Team. Definitivamente, Essex me ha dado una experiencia 360° en mi formación como profesionista. A corto plazo mi meta es terminar mi maestría y obtener toda la experiencia laboral que pueda dentro de la universidad.
Marlhen Valdes MA ADVERTISING, MARKETING AND THE MEDIA

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 between 29 - 32 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 7 or above, or 75% 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.

 

Postgraduate Research

For entry to Research degrees, please refer to the entry requirements for the course that you are interested in. 
An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK 2:2 (see the 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 PhD applicants and check the course details for your chosen programme for further information about entry criteria.

Scholarships and funding

Our Americas Regional Scholarship scheme offers £5,000 scholarships to undergraduate students from Mexico. Please visit the link for the application form and further details about eligibility.
 
Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £4,000 tuition fee discount to masters students from Mexico achieving an 80% average in their undergraduate degree. Please visit the link for further details about eligibility.

Our Latin American and Caribbean Translation Scholarship offers £5,000 scholarships to students on our MA Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling and MA Translation and Professional Practice programmes. Please visit the link above for further details about the application process and eligibility.

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. Applications for Chevening scholarships are now closed for 2023 entry. Please check the Chevening website for information for 2024 entry. 

Mexican masters students may also be eligible for funding through FUNED Mexico (external link).


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 the society's Facebook page.

Meet us in Mexico

We do not have any 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.

Hay muchas razones por las que quería estudiar mi maestría en “Financial Engineering & Risk Management” en Essex University: ser una de las mejor universidades en el Reino Unido, sus excelentes programas de investigación, la experiencia de vivir en otro país, practicar mi inglés, la excelente reputación en experiencia para el estudiante, etc.; incluirlas todas sería imposible en un solo párrafo.
Mi experiencia en Essex University ha sido muy satisfactoria hasta el momento, la Essex Business School, la Students’ Union, y casi todos los que participan en la escuela siempre están ahí para ayudarte y asegurarse que tengas la mejor de las experiencias en la universidad, tanto en lo social como en lo académico. Los profesores del departamento tienen un excelente historial y muy buenas habilidades para la enseñanza; y siempre están dispuestos para resolver cualquier duda respecto a las clases, las tareas, e incluso respecto a consejos de carrera.
Daniel Castineyra Lopez  MSc Financial Engineering and Risk Management
I first joined the University of Essex to take an MA in Latin American Government and Politics and after completing it I decided to stay on and complete a PhD which was on social movements in Mexico. I was attracted by studying at Essex as it is a very well-known university in Mexico. As a PhD student I have an excellent supervisor who is very supportive. They really care about my work and if I need to consult them they are always around..
I was President of the Mexican Society at the University and we had over 300 members from many different countries. Essex comprehends the needs of overseas students and as a result is very multi-cultural. There are great facilities and the most interesting people to meet.
Guillermo Luévano-Martinez Ph.D Department of Government

Why should you study here?

Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
£5,000 undergraduate scholarships available through our Americas Regional Scholarship
Colchester is among the UK's top 10 most affordable university towns according to totallymoney.com
We have a range of job opportunities giving you first hand work experience whilst you study
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Get in touch
Emma Burgess Mexico country contact