Why Essex?

With students from over 130 different countries, Essex is the world in one place. We're ranked 21st overall in Times Higher Education’s list of the top 200 most international universities in the world.

Visits to your country



14-17 March 2018 - Futuralia fair, Lisbon

Applicants are invited to attend our applicant meet-up session on 15 March in Lisbon where you'll have the chance to as your country contact any questions you may have and meet fellow applicants. If you would like to join, please email Keeley Alvarez.

Entry requirements

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider 16 (bom) from Diploma de Ensino Secundario. 
The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 14 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 our Pathways Department for details about our undergraduate degrees with a foundation year and the University of Essex International College for other undergraduate and postgraduate pathways.

Clubs and societies

You can meet other student from Portugal at our Portuguese Speaking Society.

I liked the fact that Essex is a campus university, the outdoor spaces are excellent and the course was exactly what I was looking for. Settling into Essex was very rewarding, I am currently part of Essex Sub Aqua Club and I am hoping to join other activities within the university.
I lived in Eddington Tower for my first year. Living in the Towers you get to meet a lot of people and its the best way to make new life friends. That's what happened with me. In my second year, I am going to be living with three people that I met on my tower and we have become the best of friends.
Fatima Da Luz  BSc Marine Biology[No text in field]
Get in touch
Keeley Alvarez Portugal country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 874828