This exchange is situated in Colchester, England. The campus was originally designed to be a university town with all facilities on one site. Students from more than 130 countries, with around 150 American students, attend the Colchester campus to study, making Essex one of the most culturally diverse campus universities in the United Kingdom. Essex has plenty to offer academically, with courses offered in everything from Biology to Fine Arts to History to Philosophy to Sociology.
Essex is located in picturesque and historic parkland just outside Colchester so you have plenty of open space to relax in after your studies. The park was originally landscaped in the eighteenth century and was painted by celebrated landscape artist John Constable. As with all exchanges, you will be largely independent during your exchange, but you have plenty of support and social events, clubs and societies. Essex, with one of the top Students' Unions in the UK, offers a vast range of other opportunities and services to our students - from volunteering to advice.
University of Essex 2015-16 Fact Sheet _ Exchange Partners.pdf
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 centres brimming with history and culture, there is plenty on offer in the beautiful county of Essex.
Essex has excellent links by rail and road into central London. Trains run between central London and both Colchester and Southend taking up to an hour. With six airports within two hours commute from campus, you’ll have easy access to explore Europe on your weekends and holidays. And Stansted (London's third international airport) is just 45 minutes away from all three campuses.
This college exchange offers an educational experience that allows U of A undergraduates an opportunity to benefit from many high-ranking academic programs for a semester or year, while keeping on track to graduate from the U of A. Students may choose courses from across the faculties of Humanities, Science and Health, and Social Sciences.
Students can search the Essex catalog here
and can also find a list of courses that the U of A has predetermined for this exchange here: https://waprd.uark.edu/web-apps/regr/courseequiv/Main
(Search for the name of the University under Foreign Colleges). For the business course options specifically, Students can find a list of courses that the Walton College has predetermined for this exchange here: http://walton.uark.edu/global/course-equivalencies.php.
Students will be assessed U of A tuition and fees for 15 credit hours during each semester they study abroad on this exchange. Additionally, students are responsible for their round-trip airfare, housing, meals, local transportation, books, passport, student visa, and personal expenses. The independent nature of this program allows students to determine their own extracurricular activities, leaving flexibility not only in free time but also in the budget.
Click on the Budget above for a break-down of expected costs.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students. Students receiving a Pell grant should look into the Gilman International Scholarship
. And all students should read through our scholarship page
for more info on funding opportunities and deadlines. Additionally, in most cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid
to help finance your semester in England.
Housing assistance provided by the international office at Essex, with many options available to students in and around campus.