Study abroad

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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're internationally diverse with students from more than 130 countries
Essex is top 15 for the sixth year running in the National Student Survey*
All the support you need before you arrive and during your studies
Our Essex Pathways Department offers a range of courses at entry level for international students
160+ clubs and societies with a cultural and national focus
University of the Year (Times Higher Education Awards 2018)
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Supporting you

Our Essex Abroad team will support you before, during and after your time with us. We also have several services to welcome you and help you settle in, including:


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