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University of Essex International College

The University of Essex International College offers degree preparation courses in partnership with the University of Essex. These courses allow you to progress to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

The College is based on the University’s Colchester campus, and you’ll gain key skills you need to follow your path to a great degree.

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Important notice: the College is now teaching students in the classroom with blended learning; digital learning is continuing for students not in the UK. See the latest coronavirus-related updates on our dedicated FAQs page.

Benefit from access to University facilities

including IT suites, sports facilities and libraries

41 nationalities

represented by new students at the College in 2020

Excellent teaching

from dedicated staff who know the unique challenges international students face

Guaranteed progression to the University of Essex

when you pass your pathway course at the required level with good attendance

Chinese student in University of Essex International College

Monique from China

International Year One student at the University of Essex International College
 

I chose Essex because I wanted to do the International Year One programme and I think Essex has the best one. All the students are really friendly and the teachers are always very nice to us, so it’s easy to be friends with them.

Egyptian student in University of Essex International College

Ali from Egypt

International Year One student at the University of Essex International College
 

Essex’s ranking is good and I felt it was the best choice for me. I’ve learned so many things about my degree subject as an introduction during my pathway course. I think that’s what will help me in my second year.

Carla from Peru - Essex

Carla from Peru

Foundation Certificate student at the University of Essex International College
 

Before I arrived I was worried about making new friends, but I really like it here - the people are so nice! I actually met my best friend in my first class on my first day. In the future, I want to do a master's degree focusing on healthcare engineering. I've wanted to do Engineering since I started secondary school - I really like creative technical things like programming.

Jun-Kith Malaysia University of Essex International College

Jun-Kith from Malaysia

Foundation Certificate student at the University of Essex International College
 

When you live in a new culture like this, of course things are going to be hard and there will be ups and downs, but always think about why you’re here. You’re here for a reason: to learn new things, so you should make the most of it. Of course, still contact friends and family back home but make time for your friends here, get to know people and you’ll enjoy it!

Reasons to study the University of Essex International College

Student satisfaction — we surveyed 114 of our students, and this is what they said:

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University of Essex International College

Constable Building
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
CO4 3SQ
UK

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