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About University of Essex

Welcome home, Welcome to Essex

The University of Essex is a global community with a long history of welcoming students from around the world. Essex connects students to people from all over the planet. All students study an internationally relevant curriculum to become part of our diverse community and are taught by academics whose research has a global impact, giving their students the best chance to compete in a global economy.

Why Study at Essex?

  • Top 30 in the Complete University Guide 2022

  • 3 vibrant campuses all within one hour of London

  • 15,000 students from 140 countries

Life At Essex

More than just a degree

Your time at Essex will be full of opportunities to connect with new people, try new things, and develop new skills. Essex is committed to the success of its students. So it comes as no surprise they were named the University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2018.

Why life at Essex is special

  • Guaranteed accommodation in your first year

  • You're a member for life, not just while you're a student

  • Get involved in hundreds of activities and sports in your spare time

There's one thing for sure, Essex is like no other.

Student Support Services

The University of Essex is dedicated to supporting students, celebrating diversity, challenge inequality and work hard to create a living, learning, and working environment that enables students to express their whole self. Essex provides students with a range of services geared up to guide students through their university journey.

Life can throw up all kinds of concerns and questions if you need some information, advice, or support to succeed, stay healthy and happy, Essex has it covered.

  • Student Finance

  • Health & Wellbeing

  • Disability and Dyslexia Support

  • Healthcare services

From practical advice, confidential conversation, or general information, no matter what the issue is, the Student Services Hub is the place to go. Your questions matter and you'll get answers from a team of experts.

“The University is an incredibly supportive place to study, and it’s so reassuring to know that there is always help available”

Jennifer Tranham

English Language Programmes

The University of Essex International College (UEIC) offers a variety of Pre-sessional programmes which are designed to either increase English language levels, increase confidence with UK academic study skills or both!


Student Testimonials

What students and alumni are saying about their experience at Essex

Degrees & Programs

Degrees & Programs

Programs offered at University of Essex
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