The University of Essex is an award-winning university, with a 50-year heritage of teaching and research excellence. Founded on the vision of being a freer, more daring, more experimental university, it was ranked 8th out of all mainstream universities in the National Student Survey 2016.

We’re proud to be Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 and ranked 22nd in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide – our highest ever ranking. We’re also in the top 25 for research quality in the Good University Guide and top 15 for the sixth year running in The National Student Survey for overall student satisfaction (2018, overall student satisfaction, English mainstream universities*).

We’re committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. Our students are members of a unique, transformational living and learning community which empowers them with the skills to make a difference to the world around them.

Type of Courses

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • First Degree
  • Foundation Degree
  • LLB
  • Master’s Degree
  • Other Undergraduate


Some of the University scholarships include the following

  • Masters Excellence Scholarships
  • Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship
  • Santander Scholarships
  • Africa Scholarship Programme
  • British Council Scholarships
  • Marshall Scholarships
  • Commonwealth Masters Scholarships

Student Support

  • Student Finance
  • Students Health and Wellbeing
  • Disability and Dyslexia Support
  • Healthcare Services