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Study abroad

Essex Abroad is for the go-getters, the jet-setters, the explorers and adventurers.

If you’ve got the Essex spirit of adventure, you’re probably as crazy about travel as we are. So you can study abroad for a full academic year as part of your Essex degree.

We give you the opportunity to make your friends at home jealous with snaps of new food and faraway places, to immerse yourself in another culture, and to prove that you’ve got the inquisitive, independent, able-to-cope-with-anything attitude that employers love.


Every year we award over £500,000 in study abroad grants and scholarships. You could study for a term or a year at a partner university, undertake a language teaching assistantship, or work on research overseas.


We have over 170 study abroad partner institutions throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Pacific, and North and South America.

What our students say

Showing us the beauty of the Duomo Di Milano and guiding us down winding streets to the open space of Park Sempione, Marissa tells us how her studies in Milan have transformed her as a person, as well as greatly benefiting her degree.

Nerifa tells us how studying abroad in Praguehas not only helped her expand her knowledge in her field, she has also been able to build her independence in an entirely new culture.

Meet Jack and Virgil on their study abroad year in Konstanz. Taking time out from swimming in lake Konstanz and exploring the Swiss border, they tell us how this year has improved their academic, as well as their personal development.

Meet Coralie and Juan on their study abroad year in Lyon. Indulge in the inspiring sights of Lyon and immerse yourself in the French culture as they explain how living in this new academic and social world has been invaluable for their degrees.

Find a course

Find a course

Search our courses and find the right course for you. At Essex you can show your academic potential in a research-intensive environment, and develop the knowledge and skills required for a successful career.

UG Open Days

Book a place at our undergraduate Open Day. Our department and admissions staff can answer any questions you have, and you can speak to current students about life at Essex while taking a campus tour.

Life at Essex

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Why not find out what life at Essex is really like? See more of our campuses, facilities and accommodation and hear from our students and academics about what it's like to study with us.

Find a scholarship

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Search our Scholarship Finder to see the funding opportunities available to you. We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to make sure everyone with the potential can succeed.