Home to the curious, brave and bold
We’re a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected.
We were named University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2018 for our determination to do things differently and put student success at the centre of everything we do.
We’re proud to be gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 and we're in the top 25 for research quality in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.
We're committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. We put student success at the heart of our mission, supporting every student from every background to achieve outstanding outcomes; preparing our students to thrive in their future lives.
Over 16,000 students from more than 130 countries study across Essex’s three campuses in Colchester, Southend and Loughton. Renowned for research in social science, human rights and data analytics, Essex is consistently ranked number one for politics (REF 2014), we’re the only university to be awarded a Regius Professorship for political science by The Queen and we’re in the top 50 for social sciences in the THE World University Rankings.
Scholarships and grants
Europe (non-European Union) Regional Scholarship (Undergraduate) https://www1.essex.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/ug/scholarships/non-eu-european.aspx and (Masters) https://www1.essex.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/masters/scholarships/non-eu-european.aspx Applicable to students from Albania, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, or Ukraine and worth £3,000 tuition fee discount. List of all scholarships can be found here: https://www1.essex.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/scholarship-finder/default.aspx