University Information

Total Students

16,600

Students in Halls

Varied

Full Time (%)

97%

Avg Tariff Points

72

About University of Essex

At Essex, curiosity, bravery, and pushing boundaries are not just encouraged; they're expected.

We are dedicated to making a difference in society and prioritising your success, ranking in the top 30 in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2024).

With world-leading academics and a research-intensive environment, we have received awards for teaching quality and continually adapt our education programme to meet the needs of future societies and industries. The flexibility of our courses empowers you to pursue your passions.

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Campus Locations

Colchester Campus

Colchester Campus

Located within Wivenhoe Park, our Colchester Campus is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and wildlife, providing the perfect place to study, live and relax. The campus squares are always buzzing with life. With shops, a bustling street market, restaurants, bars, a theatre, a cinema, hairdressers, a gym and even a nightclub, it's possible to survive your time at Essex without ever actually leaving campus (not something we recommend, but you get the idea...).

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Upcoming Open Days at University of Essex

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3 Apr 2024

Undergraduate Open Day

Colchester Mini Open Day

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15 Jun 2024

Undergraduate Open Day

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21 Sep 2024

Undergraduate Open Day

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University of Essex Key Information

Job Prospects

Job Prospects

Your future career matters; that's why we invest heavily in providing opportunities for you to prepare before you graduate.

Our Careers Service is a hub of information and resources available to you, both before and after graduation, to ensure you maintain a network of support. You will be assisted in CV writing, interview training, career counselling and job seeking.

Moreover, you will have access to a large network of alumni and professional partners active in countless employment sectors worldwide.

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Campus Life

Student Life

Student Life

At Essex, your time will be full of opportunities to connect with new people, explore exciting ventures, and nurture a wide range of skills. It’s a dynamic experience where you’ll never have a dull moment. There are over 165 sports clubs and societies at your fingertips.

Whether you’re a sports enthusiast, an arts fan, or someone looking to explore new interests, you’ll find something right for you. But that’s not all; street markets, campus events, a delightful array of food and drink outlets – Essex has them all!

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Tuition Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees

Getting your head around university fees and funding may seem a stressful part of applying, but our team is on hand to help you through it one step at a time, making it as stress-free as possible.

When you apply to Essex, we'll assess your fee status. Once you successfully secure an offer, your offer letter will confirm your fee status.

For the 2024/25 academic year, tuition fees for undergraduates are set at: UK, Home and Channel Island: £9,250 per year.

International and European Union: £19,500 - £28,850 per year (depending on course-specifics).

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University of Essex Accommodation Choices

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The Towers

Housing Price

£119.14 pw

Total Rooms

1144 rooms
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The Meadows

Housing Price

£187.74 pw

Total Rooms

649 rooms
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Wolfson Court

Housing Price

£138.04 pw

Total Rooms

57 rooms
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South Courts

Housing Price

£114.73 pw

Total Rooms

1219 rooms
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The Houses

Housing Price

£114.66 pw

Total Rooms

267 rooms
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The Quays

Housing Price

£179.34 pw

Total Rooms

780 rooms
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University Square, Southend

Housing Price

£165.48 pw

Total Rooms

562 rooms
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