University of Essex

Overview

We have established a worldwide reputation for top quality teaching and research since being founded in 1964. Over the past five decades we have grown to more than 11,000 students, including over 3,000 postgraduates, who come from all over the world to study at one of our three campuses in Colchester, Loughton and Southend.

Why choose Essex?
Key features

Brunel is proud to be home to over 2,500 international students from over 110 different countries who play an essential part in creating our diverse and cosmopolitan university.

Research is at the heart of everything Brunel does, underpinning and enhancing the teaching of our degree programmes. The 2008 RAE ranked 82% of its research as being of international standing.

Brunel is committed to producing the professionally minded and skilled graduates that employers want. Its award winning Placement and Careers Centre (PCC) has over 30 staff, including a dedicated International Students Careers Officer.

Brunel University was ranked 1st in London, 6th in the UK, and 35th Worldwide (2012 Times Higher Education, “100 Under 50” rankings) ‧ Brunel was ranked in the upper quartile for overall satisfaction in 12 subject areas, including 4 subjects in the sector top 10 ‧

Brunel Business School has won the Times Higher Education Awards Business School of the Year 2013.

Location
  • Brunel is located in Uxbridge, a compact and friendly town on the edge of West London. Uxbridge town centre is just a 20 minute walk or short bus ride from the heart of the campus, and is packed with more than 300 shops, a multiplex cinema, dozens of bars and restaurants. From Uxbridge underground station, it is a straightforward journey into the centre of the capital.
Admissions Enquiries

The Admissions Office deals with all undergraduate and postgraduate applications and admissions to the University.

The Admissions Office aims to:

  • develop and implement the University’s admission policy;
  • ensure that all applications and admissions at undergraduate and postgraduate level are dealt with in a friendly, effective and efficient manner;
  • enable decisions to be made promptly on all applications.
Fees

Update – The UK Visas and Immigration have announced changes to the Maintenance Requirements for Tier 4. In addition to the first year’s Tuition Fees, from 1st July 2014, when applying for a visa for Brunel University, you must show you have living costs of £820 per month for each month of your course (to a maximum of 9 months, or£7,380).

If you have applied to live in on-campus accommodation, the maximum amount you may deduct from the living costs part of your visa application’s Maintenance Requirement will now be £1,200.

How to apply

Students who are applying to study abroad at Brunel independently should email the Study Abroad Manager directly to receive a link to the online application form.

Students who are applying through an existing partnership agreement must be nominated by their home institution in order to take part in the study abroad programme. Once you have been nominated, you will be sent a link to the online application form by email.

In order for us to consider your application, you must also submit all the supporting documents by the deadline shown on the course fees page. Below please find list of documents required:

  • English language qualification (if applicable)
  • Documentation of finance (£800/month or £7,200/year for maintenance costs plus applicable tuition fees)
  • Official academic transcript of records
  • Copy of valid passport ID page
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Module selection form

Please use the module selection form to make provisional module choices from the list of available modules. You will need to select 3 modules per term. We advise you to select a few alternative modules since we cannot guarantee that you will be able to register for your first choice of modules. You will be able to discuss your choices and amend your modules if necessary at registration.

Entry requirements

All applicants must be a current student at an overseas university or college of higher education and have completed at least one year of study at their home institution. The minimum academic requirement is a GPA of at least 2.8 out of 4.0 (or equivalent).

All students are required to meet the University’s minimum English language requirements by taking either an IELTS or another recognised English language qualification at an appropriate level, unless they are a native of an English-speaking country.

OUR STRENGTHS
  • Research excellence – Essex was ranked ninth in the UK for the quality of our research and top for social sciences in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008).
  • Student satisfaction – we are in the top 20 for mainstream English universities for overall satisfaction according to the 2011 National Student Survey.
  • International perspective – we are one of the UK’s most internationally diverse campus universities with students drawn from more than 130 countries

“We are an internationally oriented, research intensive university with a commitment to excellence in research and research-led teaching, to the personal development of all our students, and to offering an outstanding campus-based student experience.”

Professor Anthony Forster, Vice-Chancellor
OUR CAMPUSES

Our campuses at Colchester, Southend and Loughton are friendly and supportive so provide the perfect place for you to study, make friends, pursue new interests and enjoy yourself.

Each campus is different, but they all share the same approach to delivering an exceptional learning experience.

All our campuses:

  • have an international outlook;
  • offer friendly and supportive environments;
  • are vibrant places to live;
  • bring people together to learn; and
  • create a unique atmosphere.

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