If you are an international student then you probably already have an English language
certificate of proficiency such as IELTS or TOEFL. However, like most other British
universities we require all newly registered students whose first language is not
English to sit a short English language test of our own.
This provides us with a single, consistent measure of English language proficiency across
the whole of our international student body. The assessment is short and informal. It's not a
pass/fail assessment and the results do not affect entry to study. You must attend the combined
assessment information/registration session as indicated below.
Your scores will be emailed to you within ten days, together with information on how to
register for English language classes.
2019-20 assessment information and registration dates and times
An International Student Welcome and briefing on the Essex English Language Assessment will be taking place on Monday 30 September with the following time slots:
12pm-1pm: Law (including Human Rights Centre); Sociology; Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences; Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.
1pm-2pm: Language and Linguistics; History; Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies; Government; Edge Hotel School.
2pm-3pm: Economics; Life Sciences; Psychology; Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies; Mathematical Sciences; Philosophy and Art History (including Interdisciplinary Studies Centre).
3pm-4pm: Essex Abroad; Essex Pathways
4pm-5pm: Essex Business School
HSC students: If you are a student in the School of Health and Social Care, there is not a specific session for your School. You are welcome to attend any of the above sessions, depending on your induction schedule.
You will then be able to book a time and date for your assessment on Eventbrite.