Why Essex?

Essex has a long history of welcoming students from Spain. 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


17 February 2018 - International School Fair, Sevilla

28 February - 4 March 2018 - AULA exhibition, Madrid


Applicants are invited to attend our applicant meet up session on 1 March in Madrid 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.


20 April 2018 - International College Fair, Madrid

Entry requirements


Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider 7.5 overall from Titulo de Bachiller.
The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 6.5 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 Spanish student at our:

La Universidad de Essex es uno de lo ambientes más internacionales en los que me he encontrado. Por ello, resulta un lugar perfecto para realizar un estudio de postgrado. En los últimos cuatro años, mientras trabajaba en mi doctorado, trabajé en proyectos con grupos multidisciplinares internacionales, pude trabajar como asistente de laboratorio y en otras capacidades dentro de la Universidad, lo que ha desarrollado mi currículo en varios ámbitos, pero también me ha ayudado a mí a desarrollarme como persona y como investigadora. El centro de negocios de la Universidad ha sido muy útil para lanzar y desarrollar mi empresa, bajo el amparo de grandes profesionales. Aunque puedas encontrar todo lo que necesites sin abandonar el campus, la ciudad de Colchester es un sitio agradable, con actividades para todos los gustos. Aquellos que quieran correr podrán hacerlo al aire libre en Castle Park o en el gimnasio de la universidad. ¡Y Londres está a una hora en tren!
Ana Matran-Fernandez PhD in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Essex has become my new home since the first day I arrived here. The most valuable experience that I have had in Essex is the possibility of meeting people from different countries; learn from other cultures makes you develop as a person. This university offers you as well a lot of social activities mainly organized by the Student Union with the purpose of making our time here better and more enjoyable. If you are thinking of studying at Essex, do it. You will not regret it!
Get in touch
Keeley Alvarez Spain country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 874828