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UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX, COLCHESTER, ENGLAND

Colchester, EnglandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1963Established Year
  11132Enrollment

University of Essex: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

University of Essex, located in the United Kingdom was opened in 1964 with 122 students admitted in the very first academic year of the University. Sir Albert Solman was the first vice-chancellor of the University who delivered a lecture in BCC's prestigious Reith lectures in 1963 explaining the aim and mission of Essex University.

University of Essex offers admissions in both undergraduate and graduate levels of study. The total enrollment of the university is 14,760 and the total faculty in the university is 843. The University intends to provide students the freedom to live, learn and research. The University was approved by the Royal charter in 1965.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic
Year of Establishment1964
Campus SettingUrban
Total Enrollment14,760
Total Faculty843

University of Essex Rankings

  • Ranked #370 in QS World University Rankings in 2020.
  • Ranked #29 in QS World University Rankings for the subject Politics in 2020.
  • Ranked #251-300 in THE World University Rankings 2020.
  • Ranked 39 in European Teaching Rankings in 2019.

University of Essex Campus

University of Essex Campus

The University has three campuses, main campus in Colchester and the other two in Loughton, and Southend. The University has a number of networks and forums such as Essex access forum, Essex LGBT alliance, Essex women’s network, etc. These forums provide a platform for students to discussing and sharing their views with similar minded people.

  • The campus has a six-floored library which is open 24/7 for students from across the world. Additionally, they have a digital library having lakhs of resources.
  • The Southend campus is spread across 40 acres and has around 20 courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton, Futsal, and netball promoting the importance of sports and health.
  • Recently opened sports Arena has seating for more than 1600 people and has facilities to show the sports event on live television.
  • The campus provides full satisfaction and fun, having night clubs, shops, salon, theatre and much more.

Residence Facilities at University of Essex

The accommodation is given at every campus of the university and all of those are within walking distance from the academic building. They have, broadly, six types of accommodation facilities available as per the requirement and budget of students namely, the copes, South courts, the tower, The meadows, university quays, the Houses and University square.

  • The rent paid for accommodation includes many other services such as WiFi, heating, hot water, electricity and cleaning of communal areas. Moreover, the gym, sports center, and cafes are all nearby.
  • The student’s union of Colchester campus provides housing services to students who chose to stay off-campus.
  • For undergraduates, the rooms are available for the entire academic year, while for graduates, it is available for 50 academic weeks.

Programs offered at University of Essex

University of Essex offers programs for undergraduate degrees such as Bachelor’s in science, bachelor of Arts and bachelor of engineering in various domains such as acting, American history, finance and accounting, biochemistry, electric engineering, communication engineering, etc.

University also offers masters and doctoral degrees in engineering as well as the health and wellness domain. Moreover, the University also offers exciting summer programs such as Essex Human rights summer school.

Application process

The application has to be done online from the UCAS portal for undergraduate courses. The minimum Eligibility criteria for undergraduate courses is a qualification equivalent to the standard A-level of the UK. But the minimum scores may vary according to the course.

For admission in a postgraduate course, qualification of 2:2 or equivalent is required and the application should be done on the official website. GRE or GMAT scores are accepted.

Both undergraduate and postgraduate admissions require the following documents:

  • Official transcript
  • English language proficiency proof
  • Scores of Exams to study in the UK
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal statement.

IELTS, TOEFL, and PTE are acceptable as language proofs. Minimum score requirements vary according to the course.

Cost of attendance

The annual tuition fees for undergraduate courses is estimated to be around 16,050-18,730€ for a regular course. The approximate costs of living are mentioned in the table below:

ExpenseCost 
Annual tuition fees£7,745-£13,418
Accommodation£3,683-£8,400
Food£1,170-£2,100
Books and study material£605
Personal expenses£536

Scholarships & Financial aid for international students

The university provides financial assistance for international students to afford to study in the UK. Essex alumni receive additional benefits of a discount on the tuition fees. But, this is only valid for students enrolled in postgraduate courses.

Financial advice and help are offered to almost everyone facing difficulty. Furthermore, fully-funded doctoral studentships are also available. Some of the scholarships available for international students are:

  • Academic Excellence International Masters scholarship: It is for international students who have a good academic record and the amounts up to £ 5,000.
  • Sports scholarship: eligible for the students having an interest and decent career in sports. The award amounts up to £3000.
  • International Baccalaureate Excellence Scholarship: This is available for the students enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course and shows excellent academic records in baccalaureate. The award offers £2000 in the first year.

Alumni Network

Candidates need to register online to become alumni of Essex University. After that, one can enjoy a number of benefits such as forever career support, discounted executive education programs, library access and much more. Some of the outstanding alumni of the university are Oscar Arias Sanchez, Callum McGinley, John Bercow, David Yates, and Yanis Varoufakis.

Placements

In 2018-19, the university accomplished a growth of 11.12% worth 584 million, making a significant contribution to the UK economy. The Colchester campus provided 2,290 jobs, while Southend campus offered over 120 jobs along with indirect support in 173 jobs in 2018-19.

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University of Essex Overview

Student Population11132
Average Cost of Attendance$17,774 / Year

Attendance Cost

$17,774

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$17,774 / Year
Post Graduate Program$20,493 / Year
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    AADHYA TAMBE: COMPUTER ENGINEERING: UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX

    I always desired to pursue my education from the UK and this particular college was my first choice because it is one of the leading colleges which offered me a package of Engineering in computer science. I applied to the university with the help of a common application form, the fee was £20.


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    This course is helping me to develop an in-depth understanding of engineering practice and judgment. The curriculum allowed me to participate in one of the leading team projects that include concept development, design, implementation, and testing. Through the curriculum, I am also getting a chance to engage in independent reflective learning and critical thinking.

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    Cathedral (Stop Cc)0.07 Km
    Retail Market (Stop 2)0.09 Km
    Cathedral (Stop Ca)0.19 Km
    Railway Station (Stand 12)0.2 Km
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    Railway Station (Stand 11)0.2 Km
    Careers Office0.22 Km
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    Riverside Retail Park0.71 Km
    Stormtrooper For Hire1.55 Km
    Clock Tower Retail Park1.72 Km
    Chelmer Village Retail Park1.8 Km
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    Chinese Medical Centre0.38 Km
    Chelmsford & Essex Hospital0.4 Km
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    Chelmsford Medical Centre0.44 Km
    Stapleford House0.52 Km
    Melbourne House Surgery2.05 Km
    Springfield Hospital2.38 Km
    Essex Podiatry - Chelmsford2.39 Km
    Essex Urology Ltd2.4 Km
    Elite Physiotherapy Services2.93 Km
    Essex Knee Surgery3.02 Km
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    Broomfield Hospital4.47 Km
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    Chelmsford Station0.24 Km

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