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 study 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
  • Our flexible approach to academics, allows 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 excellent 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
  • We are a University of Sanctuary, which reflects our commitment to promoting a culture of welcome, safety, and inclusion to refugees and asylum seekers across our campuses and wider communities.

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

choose us?

We're internationally diverse with students from more than 130 countries
All the support you need before you arrive and during your studies
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Get in touch
Essex Abroad Get in touch with our Incoming Exchange team