Why study in the UK?

World renowned universities

Degrees from UK higher education providers are respected around the world, and the choice of subjects you can study is extensive. A degree from any British university will look great on a CV, and when looking for work in the future, no matter the industry and the location, having a qualification from the UK will be a great selling point.

The University of Essex is Top 30 in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2022). A global reputation for transformational teaching and research excellence. With over 20 active research centres, countless research projects, multiple impact case studies and many awards for teaching excellence, our university is proud to embody the very best teaching and research practices. At Essex we do everything we can to help you achieve your goals. We will support you not only when you are a student at Essex, but as a graduate too, helping you to achieve your career aspirations and connecting you to employers and opportunities.

The UK is multicultural

The UK is a multicultural country and is also immensely popular with international students and a diverse range of academic staff. The UK recognises the value that diversity brings and so we want to recruit, develop, retain and motivate an increasingly diverse workforce. In fact, the UK is the second most popular destination for overseas students in the world.

We are Top 25 for international outlook (Times Higher Education, World University Rankings 2022). We have students from more than 140 countries and over a third of our students are from outside the UK. We’ve got over 100 clubs and societies at Essex, including our award-winning Bruneian society, aimed at providing a source of comfort whilst being away from home.

Brilliant financial benefits

International students can enjoy some financial benefits when choosing the UK and a degree in the UK takes less time to gain an honours degree with research aspects embedded in the degrees than in other countries. In the UK it takes three years for an undergraduate degree and then one extra to complete a postgraduate qualification.

The Essex Brunei Regional Scholarship offers £3,000 scholarships to undergraduate students who make Essex their firm choice by 15 July 2022. With Essex being located an hour away from London most students would fear the high expenses, however our cost of living is only £9,000 a year!

Impatient to find out more about the University of Essex? Join our Virtual On The Spot Offer Day on the 26th of January 2022 from 11am – 2.30pm BNT. Register here: https://forms.gle/yCsM7iwcwKH835Ta9 and don’t forget to bring along your most up to date results!

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