About University of Essex

University of Essex — public non-profit university. It is located in Colchester, United Kingdom. The higher education institution was founded not so long ago — in 1964 — which is why it is considered one of the youngest in the country. University of Essex is a member of 1994 Group, Universities UK.

The university is one of the top-470 universities in the world. The independent international ranking THE is very attentive to universities' research output. According to THE, this higher education institution is in 13 place among universities with the most research publications per year.

University of Essex offers bachelor, master and doctorate programs in different fields of study.

Colchester, United Kingdom
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University of Essex tuition fees

The academic calendar at University of Essex is divided into two semesters, as in many other universities in United Kingdom. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees at University of Essex for local citizens starts from 3,442 USD per year. For international students, the cost of study differs — from 2,274 USD. With the help of scholarships and financial support programs, students can partially or fully cover the cost of education. Check the university website for up-to-date information on prices and available scholarships.

Also, be prepared for additional expenses: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

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Financial Aidallowances and other types of social assistance
11,310 USD/year
2,274 USD/year
3,442 USD/year
9,654 USD/year
4,279 USD/year
19,844 USD/year

Bachelor degree at University of Essex

School education in United Kingdom lasts longer than 11 grades. Therefore, in order to enter an undergraduate program at University of Essex, applicants must complete 1 year of university in their home country or take one of the preparatory programs (A-Levels, IB, Foundation, etc.). When applying for undergraduate programs, the committee takes into account previous academic performance. GPA score must be at least 2.2. Read how to calculate it in this article. Before applying to the university, you need to pass an exam for knowledge of the English language. The university accepts the results of IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score is 5.5. The TOEFL score is not lower than 76. A subject exam is required. The university relies on the A-Level or SAT results. The IB diploma is accepted upon admission. University of Essex also provides online undergraduate programs.


Master's degree at University of Essex

The admission committee of the university takes into account the previous academic performance of the student. In order to enroll at University of Essex for a master's program, you will have to confirm knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing the exam — IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score for admission is 6. TOEFL — 76 or higher. There is an opportunity for admission to online master's programs at University of Essex.


Doctorate degree at University of Essex

If you are applying for a doctoral program, you must pass the language exam — IELTS. For enrollment, you need to pass IELTS with 6 points.


University of Essex campus

The campus of the educational institution is suburban. It combines the features of a rural and urban campus. Students live separately from the city and create a close-knit community. At the same time, they are not very far from the city and have access not only to urban entertainment, such as cinemas and restaurants, but also to outdoor activities. During the period of study, students can use the university library, where they can do homework and write scientific papers. The exchange of intercultural experience occupies a special place in training at University of Essex. The educational institution regularly invites foreign students to participate in exchange programs and organizes various joint events.

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What to do after graduation

United Kingdom allows university graduates to stay in the country for one more year. Graduates can spend this time looking for a job in order to change their visa to a work one. Graduates of University of Essex are in demand in the labor market, as the reputation of the educational institution among employers is quite high according to the results of the QS world ranking. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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