Study abroad options
The majority of our courses give you the chance to spend a term or year studying abroad. Study
abroad is a fantastic opportunity which offers you:
- the ability to present future employers with evidence of your capacity for inter-cultural
understanding, self-reliance and independence
- the chance to become immersed in another culture over a sustained period, getting to know
a country and its people in a way that you can't as a tourist
- a fresh perspective on the world and your academic discipline
- a chance to experience a different educational system which develops different skills
to those focused on in the UK
Your choice of destination
Study abroad is available at more than 150 partner institutions in 39 countries worldwide.
Essex is now a member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). ISEP is a US based provider which offers
students access to a wider exchange network comprising of over 200 participating universities globally.
This could offer students a wonderful opportunity to secure a place in the location that they desire.
Students are required to preference ISEP on their applications through the Essex Abroad office. Please consult
the ISEP website or contact us
for more information.
Study and internship programme
We have partnered with a variety of Universities to launch a new
study exchange and internship programme run
over two semesters. The first is spent studying a variety of modules and the second is spent
working in a local company or within the University.
You don't have to be fluent in another language to study abroad. Many of our partner institutions offer modules
in English. There is always the option to study the local language, either in extra-curricular language classes or
even in for-credit modules.
Learning a language at Essex
There are also different ways you can learn a language at Essex. This will not only expand your options for studying
and working abroad, it will increase your global and cultural awareness, give you confidence when going abroad and give
you a competitive edge when you’re looking for a job.
Your options for learning a language at Essex include:
Funding your time abroad
We can help you find scholarships and funding to support you
during your time abroad. With a small number of exceptions, you also won't have to pay tuition
fees at your host university, making study abroad more affordable than you might have
If you're considering study abroad, we can give you advice on whether it's right for you and
where you can go. We'll help you organise your time abroad and prepare by providing pre-departure
workshops and information sessions.
Contact us to find out more and start your journey.
Our student profiles will tell you more about the experiences you can have with study abroad. Our
students talk about the skills and confidence they gained and the impact their time abroad has had on their lives.
There's a wide range of scholarships and funding opportunities available to you if you're going abroad. We also
offer help on budgeting for your time abroad. Study abroad can cost a lot less than you think.
How to apply
Find out more about your eligibility for study abroad and our information sessions which are held in the run-up to the application window.
Help and support is available to you throughout the application process.
If you're going abroad, read our essential pre-departure information.
From insurance to visas to travel safety, we'll tell you everything you need to know to make sure your time abroad runs smoothly.