Study abroad

Exchange Programme

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Goodbye Essex, Hello World

There's a world of opportunities at Essex and this is one of them. Study abroad for a year or term and go global with your degree. 

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What can I do?

Year abroad

Add an additional year on to your degree and spend it at one of our 160+ partner universities. You'll go in Year 3 and return back to Essex to complete your final year.

Term abroad

Spend the first term of your final year at one of our partner universities. 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.

Where can I go?

The world really is your oyster. At Essex, we're partnered with over than 160 partner institutions in 40 countries worldwide.

Check out our exchange finder to kick start the search for an adventure that will satisfy your wanderlust.

Use our exchange finder now

This is the main tool where you can research our partner universities abroad. It includes links to partner university websites which will help you research the modules available, 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 need 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.

I had always known I wanted to live abroad – and I chose Essex because of all the amazing choices it had for study abroad. I’d never been to Canada before I moved there for my year abroad, and I never thought I would have the most incredible year of life! With new seasons came new experiences, and no one can quite prepare you the cold of a 6-month long Canadian winter or the beauty of a Canadian Fall! I would highly recommend the study aboard experience through Essex, I was already a mature individual, but there is something about being in a completely different continent, with your whole support system away from you, that really makes you grow as a person. 
Ashley-Anne Brown Queen's university, canada, 2016-17
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