University of Essex, UK

The University of Essex is situated in Essex, England. This university is a public research university. The students were greeted here in 1964, although it was established in 1963. In 1965, this university got its ‘university status’ by the Royal Charter.

The logo of this university is very impactful with its deep meaning. As an attribution to the Kingdom of Essex, ancient arms, “coat of arms” are placed as Essex shields. The poem, ‘The battle of Maldon’ written by Anglo Saxon, plays an insignificant role as it gives the motto,  "Thought the harder, heart the keener" to this university.

Essex has 19 local and international academic partnerships.

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, University of Essex International College, and the University of Essex Online with Kaplan are among the domestic partnerships.
Essex is a member of Universities UK and a founding partner of the Eastern ARC and the Young European Research Universities network. It is also a member of the Young Universities for the Future of Europe alliance, which was established by the European Commission to select the first European universities.

Essex's Department of Government was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize on two occasions for furthering Human Rights in 2009 and Social and Economic Research in 2017 and got the Regius Professorship given by Her Majesty, The Queen in 2013. has been awarded Gold by the TEF for Teaching Excellence since 2017, was crowned the University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards in 2018, and has risen to 27th place.

The university provides undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a variety of disciplines, including accounting, management, biochemistry, sciences, finance, writing, criminology, journalism, human rights, drama, data analytics, and engineering, to meet the necessities of students from across the world. Additionally, students have the option of taking short-term courses in a variety of specialised disciplines.

The institution also employs people in a variety of sectors, including research, hospitality, administrative, and management work. It has also formed partnerships with over 300 institutes throughout the world to achieve excellence in teaching and research.

University Ranking around the World

  • 401 in 2021 at Shanghai jiao tong
  • 656 in 2021 at U.S. News & World report
  • 301 in 2021 at Times Higher education
  • 411 in 2021 at QS World University Ranking

Student Accommodation for the University of Essex

Student Accommodation is offered by Avon Way House Accommodation Colchester which is built at just a short walking distance from the University of Essex Colchester campus. Students are free to select their suite to meet personal high or low standards.  

The Hub, located in the heart of Avon Way Student Accommodation, is a gathering place for residents to study, socialise, relax, and create valuable University of Essex memories. A lounge with lovely chill-out places, a meeting room, a giant TV, vending machines, and a ping pong table are all included.

There are lots of common study rooms with break-out and quiet study sections to help create the optimal learning atmosphere. However, we recognise that life isn't all work and no play, so there's also a gym/studio and a movie theatre.


Colchester, the UK's oldest recorded town, is home to the University of Essex. The charmingly pastoral town is about an hour's drive from London. Colchester Campus, Southend Campus, and Loughton Campus are the three University of Essex campuses.

These campus locations include a safe, self-contained campus, vibrant suburban landscapes, and coastline vistas, and are all less than an hour from the capital city. In addition to the University, Essex is notable for a variety of things. Since that time, it has been known for its fresh fish.


The institution has more than 100,000 alumni worldwide, including some well-known figures in sectors such as journalism, humanities, politics, and architecture. Here are a few examples:

  • Oscar Arias is a Spanish actor (ex-President of Costa Rica)
  • Broomfield, Nick (documentary filmmaker)
  • Yates, David (filmmaker)
  • Kee Thuan Chye (Kee Thuan Chye) (Malaysian Poet)
  • Brian Hanrahan is an American actor (BBC correspondent)
  • Etheridge, John (jazz guitarist)
  • John Bercow is the Speaker of the House of Commons (ex-Speaker of the House of Commons)
  • Essex has two Nobel laureates among its graduates, making it one of just three non-Russell Group universities with Nobel laureates, together with the University of Greenwich and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine:
  • Oscar Arias, who finished his degree in political science in 1973, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987.
  • Christopher Pissarides, who earned his BA and MA in Economics in the early 1970s, was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economy







International Students

Masters courses, Bachelors courses, Engineering courses, Computers courses, Science courses, Humanities courses, Business courses, BSc, BBA, MBA, MBBS, MS, BE/Btech, MIM

Famous Courses

12,950 GBP

International Fees

2021- 2022 ACADEMIC YEAR

Event Date
Autumn Term Thursday 7 October 2021 to Friday 17 December 2021
Spring Term Monday 17 January 2022 to Friday 25 March 2022
Summer Term Monday 25 April 2022 to Friday 1 July 2022
Winter Graduation Wednesday 12 January 2022 Thursday 13 January 2022
Spring Graduation  Monday 28 March 2022 to Friday 1 April 2022
Summer Graduation  Monday 18 July 2022 to Friday 22 July 2022


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