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.

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 12/20 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 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 Americas Regional Scholarship scheme offers £5,000 scholarships to undergraduate students from Peru. 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 Peru achieving 15/20 or above 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. 

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 Peru

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.

You can follow my travels on Instagram.

Alicia Alfaro
Hello! My name is Alicia and I am originally from Lima, Peru. The reason I chose Essex was mainly due to its distinctive course structure, especially in the department of Language and Linguistics, as it provided a variety and flexibility of modules I had not found in other universities. Secondly, Essex has such great cultural diversity; it embraces all that makes one unique. We have numerous societies, events and exciting student-led activities that are great fun to be a part off. The sceneries are absolutely stunning, as there is a contrast between nature and city-life landscapes, which provides a safe and peaceful environment to be in, the ability to offer such a balanced work-social experience, but most of all, the yummy coffee you can find at The Greenhouse. Essex has welcomed me with open arms, believed in my capabilities and allowed me to put them into good use. Currently, I am working as a Student Ambassador and have had previous experience working with the Student Union, as well as its volunteering team, who hold various projects to give back to our community. I strongly believe the University of Essex is a place where you can explore your full potential, there are endless opportunities and people who are more than willing to guide you in the process. 
Alicia Alfaro BA Modern Languages and english language

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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Emma Burgess Peru country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 874828