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. We're top 20 for the most international student community in the THE World University Rankings 2018.
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.

Visits to your country


20 September 2018 - Study UK Exhibition, Monterrey

22 September 2018 - Study UK Exhibition, Mexico City


10-11 November 2018 - Europosgrados Fair, Mexico City

12 November 2018 - Europosgrados Fair, Monterrey

Scholarships and funding


Our Americas Regional Scholarship scheme offers £3,000 scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students from Mexico. 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 Mexico achieving an 80% average in their undergraduate degree. Please visit the link above for further details about eligibility.

The Santander Scholarships programme offers awards worth £5,000 to postgraduate students from Mexico. Please visit the link for further information and the application form.

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

Please visit our Fees and Funding pages for information about additional funding opportunities.


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 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.

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 admit@essex.ac.uk

We also have a range of Foundation Programmes available if you do not meet these grades. Please visit University of Essex International College for further information.


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.
El haber sido galardonado con el Vice-Chancellor’s International Award y, como consecuencia, estudiar mi maestría en Essex me ha dado la oportunidad de expandir mis perspectivas de carrera y de poder conocer gente extraordinaria, cosas de las que nadie podría arrepentirse.
Daniel  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
Get in touch
Edmundo Hernandez–Martinez Mexico country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 874828