Why Essex?

With students from over 140 different countries, Essex is the world in one place. We currently have 157 students from Latin America studying at the University.

Entry requirements


Previous university/college study is required in addition to local high school qualifications for our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses.
We accept a number of international qualifications, including the International Baccalaureate with the majority of our courses requiring a grade between 29 - 32 or the SAT with the majority of our courses requiring a minimum of 1100 out of 1600 with 550 in each test.

We also offer a range of Foundation Programmes which can lead to entry to our undergraduate degrees, please visit University of Essex International College for further information.

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 

Many of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 7.5 or above from LicenciadoSome courses and departments may 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.

Postgraduate Research

For entry to Research degrees, please refer to the entry requirements for the course that you are interested in. 
An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK 2:2 (see the information above), and a master’s degree with a good grade is required for most PhD programmes, in addition to a well-developed research proposal in a field in which we can offer supervision. Please have a read through our information for PhD applicants and check the course details for your chosen programme for further information about entry criteria.

Scholarships and funding

Our Latin America Scholarship scheme offers £5,000 scholarships to undergraduate students from Uruguay. In order to qualify for this scholarship, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 15 September 2024. Please visit the link for further details about deadlines and eligibility. 

Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £4,000 tuition fee discount to masters students from Uruguay achieving an 8.5/12 average in their undergraduate degree. Please visit the link for further details about eligibility.

Our Vice-Chancellor's Global Talent Scholarship is a competitive scholarship offering successful candidates a 50% tuition fee discount on their tuition fees for the first year of study. The scholarship is open to undergraduate and master's applicants. Please visit the scholarship link for further information and to access the application form. 

We offer two Chevening scholarships to students from across Latin America studying a one-year taught masters course in any subject at Essex. Each scholarship is worth 100% of the tuition fee. Please check the Chevening website for information for 2024 entry. 

Our Latin America and The Caribbean Translation Scholarship offers £5,000 scholarships to five successful applicants from the region studying MA Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling or MA Translation and Professional Practice (Spanish or Portuguese strands only). The scholarship application deadline is 30 June 2024. Terms and conditions apply.

Please visit our Scholarships pages for information about additional funding opportunities.

Our student societies

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

  • Share Latin American culture with other students
  • Fundraise for a Latin America focused charity
  • Make and enjoy Latin American food
  • Partake in society socials

Explore the Latin American society

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

Our partnerships with Uruguayan universities

Our Department of Language and Linguistics has a partnership with Universidad of Montevideo, through which students in the third year of a bachelor degree in Legal Translation at UM can apply to our MA Translation, Interpreting and SubtitlingMA Translation and Professional Practice, MA Translation and Literature or MA TESOL. Students admitted to Essex through this partnership will receive a tuition fee discount on the annual tuition fees as agreed with UM at the time of registration.  

Meet us in Uruguay

Unfortunately we do not have any visits to your country planned in the near future. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your country contact named below with any questions.

Keep up to date with my travels on Instagram.

En mi experiencia la Universidad de Essex ha colmado mis expectativas. Como presidente de la sociedad latinoamericana he conocido a personas no solo de Uruguay sino del resto de Latinoamérica. En el área de Ciencias políticas, la Universidad está catalogada como unas de las mejores del Reino Unido. En cualquiera que sea la carrera que elijas el nivel es muy bueno. La cantidad de personas del todo el mundo que vienen a estudiar a Essex es increíble Tiene una gran biblioteca en la cual hay una gran variedad de temas y gran disponibilidad de libros. De no tener el libro puedes hablar con personas del staff y tenerlo en muy poco tiempo! Para los que les gusta las películas, en la biblioteca hay una gran variedad de películas en DVD. Se puede vivir dentro del campus o fuera de él. Personalmente prefiero vivir dentro del campus ya que aparte de tu curso podes conocer a muchas personas en los diferentes lugares que la universidad dispone. Poder compartir tradiciones, perspectivas del mundo que vivimos e incluso probar comidas que jamás había probado antes. La ubicación de Colchester es ideal porque está a una hora de bus de Stansted (aeropuerto que conecta con toda Europa) y a una hora en tren del centro de Londres. Y si te gustan los pueblos puedes visitar Wivenhoe  a 5 min. caminando del campus en donde se puede conseguir Dulce de Leche.
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Emma Burgess Uruguay country contact