Essex University 

Foundation Year 

The University of Essex International College offers degree preparation courses in partnership with the University of Essex. These courses allow you to progress to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. The College is based on the University’s Colchester campus, and you’ll gain key skills you need to follow your path to a great degree.  

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Entry Requirements


5.0 /some exceptions made

  • Speaking - 5.0
  • Listening - 5.0
  • Writing- 5.0


  • 5 GCSE passes or country equivalent


  • £16,830 - £23,920

Four Reasons to Choose Essex

Benefit from access to University facilities

including IT suites, sports facilities and libraries

45 nationalities

represented by new students at the College in 2019

Excellent teaching

from dedicated staff who know the unique challenges international students face

Guaranteed progression to the University of Essex

when you pass your pathway course at the required level with good attendance

Where is the campus located?

Essex is a unique English county, with historic villages, beautiful countryside and coastlines, and the lively town of Colchester. It’s also just a short train ride from London, the UK’s exciting capital city, but with a lower cost of living. You’ll get the best of both worlds, so you’re sure to enjoy student life in Essex!

How do I sign up?

Please click the button below to begin the process. Once you have done so, one of our education counsellors will be in contact via phone or email to answer any questions you may have!

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