Global Education

University of Essex

An HPU Exchange Program
Colchester, England, United Kingdom

Set in over 200 acres of beautiful parkland, the University of Essex is a public research university in Colchester, Essex, England. It was established in 1963 and received its Royal Charter in 1965. The university’s largest campus is located within Wivenhoe Park in the English county of Essex, less than a mile from the town of Wivenhoe and two miles from the town of Colchester – England’s oldest recorded town.

Essex is a county in the east of England and is situated to the east of London. From pretty villages set in peaceful surroundings to busy market towns steeped in history, from tranquil walks along wide sandy beaches to town centers brimming with history and culture, there is plenty on offer in the beautiful county of Essex.

With students from more than 130 countries and over 40% of students coming from outside the UK the University of Essex has one of the most international student communities out of all mainstream English university outside London, according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. The university is ranked 18th globally for international outlook by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.


Top 3 Reasons to Study Here:

  1. Study at a university ranked to be in the top 30 in the UK according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.
  2. Live on a residential campus near a town served by excellent transport links running into London and trains into the City typically taking less than an hour. Stansted Airport and Harwich International Port are also easily accessible.
  3. Immerse yourself in a bustling campus, with over 160 societies and sports clubs to join, while taking courses to complete your degree.


Quick Facts

Location:  Colchester, UK (population: 122,000)

University:  University of Essex (students: 14,000)

Terms available:

  • Fall (early October – late December) *Exams for Fall must be taken early for study abroad students.
  • Spring (mid-January to early June) *Lectures end late March, exams run mid-May to early June

Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status

Application deadlines:

  • Fall Term Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Term Abroad: May 15, the year prior

Visa Information: See the Visa Information: United Kingdom page for detailed information.

For More Information…

For more information, visit the University of Essex webpage or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an advising appointment, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280.

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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