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Why Essex?

Essex has a long history of welcoming students from the US. 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


12 April 2018 - NACAC Fair, Houston, TX

17 April 2018 - NACAC Fair, Ventura/Tri-County, CA

19 April 2018 - NACAC Fair, San Diego, CA

21 April 2018 - IB Mid-Atlantic College Fair, Woodbridge, VA

21 April 2018 - PNACAC Fair, Seattle, WA

21 April 2018 - PNACAC Fair, Portland, OR

22 April 2018 - NACAC Fair, Orange County, CA

22 April 2018 - NACAC Fair, New York, NY

24 April 2018 - TIBS College Fair, Dallas, TX

26 April 2018 - NACAC Fair, Los Angeles, CA

28 April 2018 - NACAC Fair, San Francisco, CA

29 April 2018 - TeamGLEAS event, Buffalo, NY



Scholarships and funding

Our Americas Regional Scholarship scheme offers £3,000 scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students from the United States. Please visit the links above for the application form and further details about eligibility.

Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £2,000 tuition fee discount to masters students from the United States achieving a CGPA 3.25 or above in their undergraduate degree. Please visit the link above for further details about eligibility.

Essex is approved to receive U.S. Federal Aid/Direct Loans, GI Bill and Marshall Scholarships.  Masters students may also be eligible to apply for the Santander Scholarship.

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

Entry requirements

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider either:

  • 23 in ACT plus High School Graduation Diploma with GPA 3.0:
  • SATR with a minimum of 1100 out of 1600 with 550 in each test plus High School Graduation Diploma with GPA 3.0, or;
  • Minimum of 3 APTs with two at 3 or above and one at 4 or above plus High School Graduation Diploma with GPA 3.0

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with GPA 2.50 from Bachelor degree. 

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 University of Essex International College for further information.

Clubs and societies

Talk to current, past and other prospective students in our North American Facebook group

I chose Essex for the positive reputation it has, not only in its high rankings but also of general opinion from previous students. The friendly, welcoming atmosphere of Essex is great because, being an international student, there are many new obstacles and challenges that can be overwhelming at times. However, with the amount of networks available like Student Support and the Advice Centre, you’ll always have support if you need it. And, with plenty of student activities, shops, restaurants and the gym, you’ll never feel out of place and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to make friends here.
The University of Essex is proving to be the best choice I could have made. I’m having an amazing time with my studies, meeting awesome people and gaining a new cultural experience!
Lori BA Film and Creative Writing
Get in touch
Tim Pilkington United States of America country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 1206 874828