Semester Exchange - University of Essex

Semester Exchange - University of Essex

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014 ranked Essex in the top 20 universities in the UK for the quality of its research and the top 5 for social science. The University of Essex is a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, is not just encouraged, it’s expected. It is committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. Essex University's students are members of a unique, transformational living and learning experience which empowers them with the skills to make a difference to the world around them. 

Essex University is a genuine global community. With more than 130 countries represented within its student body, and 40% of Essex students from overseas, it is one of the most internationally-diverse universities in the UK. Internationalism is in Essex University's DNA. Its teaching and research is founded on global issues and internationally-focused initiatives including Languages for All and Study Abroad equip, which give students with the skills they need to be truly global citizens.

Country: United Kingdom, Europe
Program Dates: Academic year is divided into 3 terms of 10 weeks: Autumn term from October to December, Spring term: January to March, Summer term: April to June
Type of program: Exchange
Length of Program: 5 months
Language of Instruction: English
Accommodation: Please refer to the accommodation website
More Information: Please refer to this website University of Essex

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a nomination from Macquarie University
  • Meet English language requirement for non-native English speakers

How to apply

Applicants must complete an online Expression of Interest form EOI online

Important notes:

Application Fee: No fee

Payment Options: No fee

Logistics Fees: No fee

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas.  

Program Costs: You remain enrolled and will continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to the host university. However, you must also be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider may include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students could vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

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Essex University's students are members of a unique, transformational living and learning experience which empowers them with the skills to make a difference to the world around them. Essex University is a genuine global community.

Area of study
Business; Education; Engineering and IT; Environment; Health and medical sciences; Law, security and intelligence; Media, creative arts, and communication; Science; Society, history and languages

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Macquarie, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Engineering, Psychology, Education, Languages, Business, History, Health Sciences, Biological Sciences, Economics, Art, Exchange, Essex, United Kingdom

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AU$1,500 minimum

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Level of study
Undergraduate; Postgraduate

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