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The University of Essex is a public research university in Colchester, England. It was established in 1963. The university is spread over three campuses in Colchester, Southend and Loughton and each of these campuses has its own theatre.

There is a high percentage of international students, coming from around 140 countries to study at the university and a third of the students are from outside the UK. Some 14 per cent of the students come from the rest of the EU.

The courses available are organised into three faculties: humanities, science and health and social science. Within these three faculties there are 20 different schools and departments. The university holds a number of partnerships with more than 100 higher education institutions from around the world in China, France, Germany, Japan, Russia and Singapore.

Students can join many different societies and sports teams including table tennis, fencing, lacrosse and American football as well as less traditional sports such as korfball and ultimate frisbee. Student sports teams are known as the Essex Blades.


Adventure awaits
You can study, work or volunteer at one of our partner institutions around the world. If you're a visiting study abroad student, come and experience academic life in the UK, the Essex way.

Studying or working abroad gives you the chance to immerse yourself in another culture, develop your independence and boost your confidence, giving you an enormous advantage when you enter the global job market.


Why choose Essex?
•Relationships with over 150 institutions worldwide
•We hold an Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education 2014-20*
•IIE Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partner
•University of the Year (Times Higher Education Awards 2018)


University of Essex

*Statistic info from Times Higher Education (THE)

World University Ranking (#)

301–350

Impact Ranking 2020

39

Young University Ranking 2019

22

International Student (%)

39%