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University of Essex
Colchester, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Minimum GPA: 3.0 Housing Options: Dormitory
Areas of Study: AACSB, AACSB - Business, Accounting, Acting/Performance Art, Advertising, Anthropology, Arabic, Art History, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science, Economics, English, Film, Finance, French, German, Government, History, Human Rights, International Business, Italian, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Math/Statistics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Program Type: bilateral exchange, study abroad Language of Instruction: English
Program: Exchange
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The University is located in what is commonly known as the oldest recorded town in Britain, Colchester, which was originally a Roman settlement. Although it is steeped in rich history, Colchester offers all the amenities one would expect from a modern town with a wide range of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Situated just eight miles from the sea and 54 miles from London, Colchester affords students the opportunity to study in a true college city while having a great degree of mobility for travel.


The campus of the University of Essex is built on 200 acres of rolling parkland at Wivenhoe Park in Colchester, England. The University of Essex has an enrollment of over 12,000, with students from more than 130 countries. The world-wide student body lends the opportunity for students to study at one of the most culturally diverse campuses in the UK.


A list of the courses offered at Essex can be found on the International Student Course Catalogue page. Students applying to this program should plan to meet with the appropriate academic advisors to help determine course selection and to seek the necessary course approval(s).

All students will be registered by the Study Abroad Office as full-time students during their semester abroad, which is 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students.  Undergraduate students must return with the equivalent of at least 12 hours of credit on their host university transcript (9 hours for graduate students).  Students can take additional hours and are not limited to the minimum full-time requirement while abroad.  All courses are graded on an ABCDF scale.  There is no Pass/Fail.


Students will live in a room in one of Essex's numerous halls of residence. All of the single accommodation is arranged into self-catering apartments with a fully equipped kitchen to cook your own meals. You may also choose between have your own bathroom or a shared bathroom. More information on your housing options can be found on Essex's accommodations page.


For the Essex exchange, students are responsible for paying:
Current, full-time, UM tuition (including non-resident fees, if applicable)
UM Study Abroad fee (includes the cost for international health insurance)
Housing costs (details and payment are usually handled between the student and the host university)
Travel expenses, books and supplies, personal living costs, passport and visa fees (all the responsibility of the student)
Students who withdraw or become ineligible after the application deadline will be responsible for a withdrawal fee. For more details, please refer to the Study Abroad Policies & Procedures page.


Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad and must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA.  Additional or more stringent requirements may apply depending on the program.


In general, financial aid will apply to UM study abroad programs.  All students should review the study abroad information on the Financial Aid Office website.  It is the student’s responsibility to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss how aid packages apply to study abroad.  Third party scholarships may also be available for specific programs, so students should discuss study abroad early and often with the Study Abroad Office and the Financial Aid Office.

For current tuition costs, the Office of the Bursar provides a tuition estimator


Please note that classes in the UK are referred to as modules. 


Call 662-915-1508 or email to schedule an appointment.

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