Where to study University of Essex International College

University of Essex International College

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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:

Step 1

Study a degree preparation course

at the University of Essex International College. 

Step 2

Pass your degree preparation course 

at the required level with good attendance.

Step 3

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. 

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“We hope to see you at the start of our new term!”

Daniel Martin, College Director

Why choose Essex? 

50 nationalities

represented by new students at the College in 2022 

Beautiful campus  

set in parkland with a scenic lake and wildlife 

Friendly staff 

who will support you during your studies 

Access to university facilities 

from your first day at the College 

Expert teaching  

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:  

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Art and Design 

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Business and Finance 

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Environment and Agriculture  

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Hospitality and Tourism 

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Marketing and Media 

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Music and Performing Arts 

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Science and Health 

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Social Science and Humanities 

Explore life at the College

What University of Essex International College students think

We care about your experience at the College! Learn more about student support

Student satisfaction


agreed that College staff cared about helping them succeed in their studies.* 


agreed it was easy for them to ask for advice and support from College staff.* 

*We surveyed our students in 2023.

How many students get an offer to study at the University?


of students who successfully passed their preparation course at the required level received an unconditional offer from the University in 2023.

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

(6.32MB, PDF) 


  • University of Essex brochure 
  • Course information 
  • University of Essex flyer 

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