Welcome new students

New international students

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Welcome to our global family

A warm welcome awaits you at Essex.

At Essex, you really will find the world in one place. We are proud to be a global community but we recognise that living and studying in the UK may be very different from your own country. The information below will help you prepare for your arrival and how to settle into university life so you can enjoy everything the University of Essex and the UK has to offer. 

Our friendly and professional staff are also on hand to guide, advise and assist you during your time at Essex. We offer a wide range of support covering academic and health and well-being issues.

If have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Student Information Team.

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Here to help

Find out more about the university's support services available to all our International students.

Prepare to study and live in the UK - online course

The British Council has an online course designed to benefit international students who have been accepted to study at a UK university. The course will provide you with helpful information, support, and study skills for higher education, whilst giving you a taste of life in the UK.