Why Essex?

With students from 140 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. 

Visits to your country


8-9 October 2018 - SRT tour, Lisbon and Porto

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
Get in touch
Keeley Alvarez Portugal country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 874828