University of Essex International College
Prepare for a degree at the University of Essex with a course at the on-campus International College.
How it works:
at the University of Essex International College.
Pass your degree preparation course
at the required level with good attendance.
Enjoy guaranteed admission
to your chosen degree at the University of Essex.
Where is the University of Essex International College?
The University of Essex International College is based on the University of Essex’s Colchester campus.
- Colchester is a city in the county of Essex — the historic city dates back to Roman times.
- It’s a lively place and is just a one-hour train ride from London. It is also not far to Essex’s beautiful coast.
What is it like studying at the College?
The University of Essex International College is full of students from lots of different countries around the world. It’s a welcoming environment, where you can prepare for university and make new friends.
“We hope to see you at the start of our new term!”
Daniel Martin, College Director
Take a tour of the International College
Why choose Essex?
represented by new students at the College in 2022
set in parkland with a scenic lake and wildlife
who will support you during your studies
Access to university facilities
from your first day at the College
from tutors who understand international students’ needs
Close to London
at just one hour away by train
What can I study at the College?
Your degree preparation course prepares you for a related undergraduate or postgraduate degree at university. Progression degrees at the University of Essex are available in the following subject areas:
Explore life at the College
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What University of Essex International College students think
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agreed that College staff cared about helping them to be successful in their studies.*
agreed that their programme helped them feel prepared for their university studies.*
*We surveyed 139 of our students in 2022.
How many students get an offer to study at the University?
of students who successfully passed their degree preparation course received an unconditional offer for the University of Essex in 2022.
Students who pass their degree preparation course but don’t meet the progression requirements for their chosen University of Essex degree are guaranteed a place at a UK university through our University Placement Service.
Download useful information
- University of Essex brochure
- Course information
- University of Essex flyer