Study abroad at essex

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Discover the Essex spirit

Join our global community of original thinkers and gain a unique experience within an academically challenging environment. Students from around the world looking to studying abroad, find out what life at Essex could be like for you.

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We are an international community of original thinkers who believe in challenging convention and changing the world for the better.

We're committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. Our students are members of a unique, transformational living and learning community which empowers them with the skills to make a difference to the world around them.

Why Essex?

  • Our great location - Colchester is less than 1 hour from London by train
  • We are University of the Year (THE 2018)
  • Our flexible approach to academics, allowing you to study across multiple disciplines
  • Access to state-of-the-art learning facilities, accommodation, bars, cafes, sports facilities, a gallery and a theatre!
  • Pastoral support - the Essex Abroad team will support you before, during and after your time with us
  • Academic support - each academic department has a Study Abroad Officer on hand to provide academic advice
  • Student support - we provide excellence welfare and support services
  • Automatic membership to the Students' Union - there to support you, make your voice heard and help you make the most of your time at Essex

What our students say...

"I felt a little anxious at first, but I met so many wonderful people during my first week here. It's such an exciting and lively university with beautiful grounds. There's so much to explore on and off campus. What I love the most, however, is the cultural diversity!
Claire Wilson Law and Psychology Student from Melbourne, Australia

Why
choose us?

We're internationally diverse with students from more than 130 countries
Essex is top 15 for the seventh year running in the National Student Survey*
All the support you need before you arrive and during your studies
160+ clubs and societies with a cultural and national focus
University of the Year (Times Higher Education Awards 2018)
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UoTY winners 2018
*2019, overall student satisfaction, English mainstream universities