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Studying abroad is a fantastic opportunity offering you tons of experience in a different educational environment. It will give you the chance to get to know another country and culture in a way that's not always possible as a tourist. Find your ideal choice of location from 40 countries worldwide, 
and discover the Global Essex spirit.

Check out our exchange finder to explore all countries you can study in.


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Where can I study abroad?

At Essex, you can choose from more than 150 partner institutions in 40 countries worldwide. The world really is your oyster.

Check out our exchange finder to explore all countries you can study in.

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This is the main tool where you can research our partner institutions abroad.

When it’s time to apply, you can select 5 universities in your application. It includes links to partner university websites where you can research individual modules, the language classes are taught in and lots of other useful information such as credit loads and term dates.

For an initial search you don't have to complete all of the fields in the search. We suggest using the faculty/department field to filter by the department you are studying in at Essex.

International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP)

Essex is now a member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). ISEP is a US based provider which offers students access to a wider exchange network comprising of over 200 participating universities globally. Giving you and wonderful opportunity to secure a place in a location you desire.

You're required to preference ISEP on your applications through the Essex Abroad office. Please consult the ISEP website or contact us for more information.

Alternatively, have a look at our partner universities on Issuu.

Study and internship programme

We've partnered with a variety of Universities to launch a new study exchange and internship programme run over two semesters. The first is spent studying a variety of modules and the second is spent working in a local company or within the University.

This is an excellent opportunity that allows you to both study and complete a work placement during your year abroad. The programme consists of two semesters:

  • the first is spent studying variety of modules
  • the second is spent working in a local company or within the University 

Konstanz-Essex programme - Germany

The University of Konstanz and Essex are pleased to offer an exchange / internship programme in the field of Computer Science. The programme will cover two semesters at the University of Konstanz in Germany, making it a full academic year programme.

  • Duration: whole academic year
  • Location: Germany, University of Konstanz and local company in Konstanz
  • Departure date: August - September 2020
  • Deadline: As soon as possible

Eligibility

This programme is for computer science students only. You need to be enrolled on a year abroad programme in order to take part in this opportunity.

Funding

If you're taking part in this programme you may be able to receive an Erasmus+ funding grant.

Further details and how to apply

If you're a current second year student and you haven't made an application, but would like to study abroad in your third year, you'll need to come speak to a member of the team (Essex Abroad office on square 2) or email us.

THM-Essex programme - Germany

The Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (THM) and Essex are pleased to offer exchange / internship programme in the field of computer science, informatics, electronic engineering or business studies. The programme will cover two semesters at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (THM) in Germany, making it a full academic year programme.

  • Duration: whole academic year.
  • Location: Germany, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (THM) and local company in Mittelhessen.
  • Departure date: August - September 2020.
  • Deadline: As soon as possible.

Eligibility

This programme is for computer science, informatics, electronic engineering or business studies students only. You need to be enrolled on a year abroad programme in order to take part in this opportunity.

Funding

If you're taking part in this programme you may be able to receive an Erasmus+ funding grant.

Further details and how to apply

If you're a current second year student and you haven't made an application, but would like to study abroad in your third year, you'll need to come speak to a member of the team (Essex Abroad office on square 2) or email us.

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Learning a language

DID YOU KNOW? You don't have to be fluent in another language to study abroad. Most of our partner institutions offer modules in English. There is always the option to study the local language, either in extra-curricular language classes or even in for-credit modules.

There are also different ways you can learn a language at Essex. This will not only expand your options for studying and working or volunteering abroad, it will increase your global and cultural awareness, give you confidence when going abroad and give you a competitive edge when you’re looking for a job.

Your options for learning a language at Essex include: 

  • Choosing a credit-bearing language module as part of your degree - check if your course allows for an outside option
  • Learning a language alongside your studies with Languages for All, on a not-for-credit basis and at no extra cost
  • Getting an Essex Modern Languages Certificate as a co-curricular option
  • Studying languages as your main degree
                      

Year Abroad

You'll be away for a full academic year during your 3rd year before coming back to Essex to complete your 4th year.

Most students go abroad for a full year. You do this by adding an extra year to your degree. If you are considering this option, you will need to change your degree to include the 'year abroad' option by going online to changing your course.

Term Abroad 

If you'd like to study abroad for a term, you will normally apply to go in the Autumn Term of your 3rd year.

You'll need to contact your department to discuss this option as it may not be available on all programmes. Just pop in to your departmental office or come for a chat to Essex Abroad office on square 2.

Term abroad is not available for students of Essex Business School, Department of Government or the School of Law.

Summer Abroad

Year or term abroad not for you? Want to test the waters before committing to a whole year or term? Been abroad, loved it and pining for more?

Take part in an overseas summer school. You'll get to know lots of new people and places and learn about different cultures. And it'll help you develop a global outlook and improve your CV whilst expanding your academic knowledge. Winner.

Work Abroad

An Erasmus+ work placement must form an accredited part of your degree, usually in the form of a Placement Year. Generally, this is a regular placement abroad in an Erasmus+ eligible country. 

You will need to ensure that your placement meets the Erasmus+ criteria. If it doesn't, you will not be eligible to receive an Erasmus+ grant or benefit from the Erasmus+ fee status for any accompanying period of study abroad.

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Want to find out more?

First year? Come along to one of our ‘Goodbye Essex, Hello….’ sessions to find out more about different countries. Second year? Come to your department’s study abroad briefing where we’ll provide you with essential information about the study abroad process. Start your journey and check out our upcoming events on Facebook now!