Why Essex?

With students from over 140 different countries, Essex is the world in one place. We have 49 students from Portugal, so you will feel right at home here! Many of our Portuguese students are studying courses in our departments of Government, Essex Business School, Languages and Linguistics and Psychology.
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

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider 16 (bom) from Diploma de Ensino Secundario. If you achieve grade 15 in English from the Diploma de Ensino Secundario, we will not normally require a further English language test.

If you are taking international high school qualifications these may also be accepted,please contact us for more information. 

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.

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 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 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.

Scholarships and funding

Our Undergraduate EU Scholarship scheme offers a £5,000 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2021-22. In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 31 May 2021. Other terms and conditions apply.

Our Masters (PGT) EU Scholarship offers up to a £5,500 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2021-22.  In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 31 May 2021. For details of the award amounts and full terms and conditions, please visit the link above.

Our Postgraduate Research EU Scholarship scheme offers an £8,000 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2021-22. In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 31 May 2021. Other terms and conditions apply.

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

Our student societies

We’ve got over 100 clubs and societies at Essex, including our friendly Portuguese Speaking society, where you’ll have the chance to:

  • Promote the diversity of cultures among Portuguese speaking countries
  • Engage with students who want to learn the language
  • Share common cultural interests
  • Partake in society socials

Explore the Portuguese Speaking society

Join in the conversation and get to know other students with the society's Facebook page.

Meet us in Portugal

Unfortunately we have no visits planned to your country in the near future. Please don't hesitate to contact your country contact listed below if you have any questions.

You can follow my travels on Instagram.

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Chat with our students and staff

Fancy discovering what student life at Essex is like? Want to learn more about our international community? Come and talk to some of our students and staff online to get answers to all of your questions.

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Why should you study here?

Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
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
Get in touch
Andrew Marriott Portugal country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 874828