We are international

We are global

Essex is a truly international institution with a long history of welcoming students from around the world.

With a global outlook and reputation for research and teaching, we're one of the UK's most internationally diverse campus universities with students from more than 140 countries.

Our strengths

  • Top 10 for student satisfaction (English mainstream universities, NSS 2016).
  • Ranked 21st overall in THE’s list of the top 200 most international universities in the world.
  • Top 5 for social science research in the UK (REF 2014).
  • Award-winning accommodation guaranteed to international students.
  • A range of notable alumni - a president, Members of Parliament, film directors and two Nobel Prizewinners.
  • Great employment prospects - 97.8% of our international graduates were in employment or further study within six months (DLHE survey 2015).

Virtual tours and videos

Colchester Campus buildings at night

Explore our virtual tours and watch our videos to see what life is like at Essex. Check out our facilities, accommodation and social spaces and hear why students from around the world choose Essex.

Find a course

Find a course

Search our courses and find the right course for you. At Essex you can show your academic potential in a research-intensive environment, and develop the knowledge and skills required for a successful career.

Meet our students

Meet our students

We’re confident you'll settle into our friendly campus environment and enjoy a world-class education, but find out from our international students what it's like to study and live at our University.