Graduate Exchange Programs-Great Britain

Graduate studies at the University of Essex

About the University of Essex
University of Essex is located towards the lower east coast of England and fifty miles away from London. Students will experience Essex’s strong academics that make them nationally ranked amongst the top British institutions for high standards and strong commitment on research. Essex is the United Kingdom’s most internationally diverse university, with a campus of students drawn from 135 countries. The university has two campuses Colohester and Southend campus. Colchester has best been described as a combination of modern town and beautiful countryside. Southend is a seaside town which offers seven miles of coastline that provides a range of water sports and leisure activities. In addition both campuses are a train ride to London and the airport, for budget flights around Europe. Students studying abroad may attend either campus depending on their major or what courses are available. University of Essex offers graduate courses to exchange students. Essex is well known for its broad liberal arts program and strong academic research in biology. Students interested in the University of Essex should, check out their website for more information. 

Location:  Wivenhoe Park, Colohester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom


Academics Available:  Essex is open to graduate student.  Student can view Essex graduate courses by clicking on ESSEX courses.

Dates to Remember:


Application Due

Study Abroad Dates

Fall Semester

June 1st

October – December

Spring Semester

November 1st

January – March


Admission Requirements:

  • Must have attended HPU for one semester
  • Must intend to graduate from HPU
  • Must have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be fluent in English

Application Procedure:

  • Complete the Inquiry Form.
  • Schedule and attend a formal interview with Ms. Melissa Matsubara
  • Be prepared to discuss your motives for studying abroad and your degree plan.
  • Select an exchange partner university that has courses which can be used for your intended HPU degree.
  • Fill out the exchange university’s admissions application.
  • Obtain recommendation letters to be turned in with your application. (This depends on the individual university’s application requirements)
  • Passport photos (Amount and size depend upon each university)
  • Sign a Course Request Approval (CRA) to verify your foreign coursework and HPU equivalents.

Health Insurance:  Health Insurance is mandatory for all study abroad students.  HPU recommends health insurance from Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) for students studying abroad. There is more information medical coverage and rates of CISI health insurance at

Housing Accommodations: Essex offers single on campus housing at an affordable rate. Students interesting the housing options should click on Housing.

Currency:  The current exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Euro can be calculated online at

Visa Information:  U.S. Passport information is available at 522-8283 (recording) and online at

HPU Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs
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1164 Bishop Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Tel: 1-808-544-9326, Fax: 1-808-544-9355

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