We are a global community that lives, works and
plays together. You study an internationally relevant
curriculum, become part of our diverse community,
and are taught by academics whose research has global
impact. We give you the best chance to compete in a
As an international student, coming to study in the UK will be life changing, so finding the place perfect
for you is vital. Here are five reasons we think Essex is the best place in the
- You’re not alone – we’ve got students from more than 130
countries, and over 40% of our students come from outside the UK making us one
of the UK’s most internationally diverse universities
- We’re here to help – we’ll provide you with all the support
you need, both before you
during your studies, to make
sure your time with us is as rewarding as possible. This includes one-to-one
sessions with academics and special
English language sessions
- A home from home – you’ll be invited to join any of our
160+ societies and clubs. We’ve got societies with a cultural and national
focus, where you’ll be able to meet people from similar backgrounds to you, as
well as those with an interest in different cultures
- Essex Pathways Department
– we offer some of the best routes for international students to enter higher
education in the UK, with a range of innovative courses at every level.
- Happy students – we’re ranked in the top ten for
student satisfaction (English mainstream universities, National Student Survey 2016). Our students love it here!
Our international students
In this video, Anca documents her foundation year with our Essex Pathways Department. See what she made of her first year with us!
Chin-Huat is a graduate from our Department of Government. He gained a scholarship to study at any British university, and
decided on Essex. In this video, he explains why he made this choice, and what he has gained from his time here.