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University of Essex

About the University of Essex
Established in 1964, with only one hundred students. University of Essex has grown over the years by increasing academically and growing its student enrollment.  Today it has expanded with three campuses and over eight thousand students. In addition, Essex has a student population representing over a hundred of the worlds countries. Essex offers a variety of activities and clubs, such as sports, arts, and theatre. As well as offering a broad range of courses for students to pursue.  If you are interested in the University of Essex, check out their website for more information.  

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


Academics Available:  UE is open to all majors.  Student can view ESSEX undergraduate courses by click on ESSEX courses. You can also view an Info Guide provided by the University of Essex to learn more about their school.

Dates to Remember:


Application Due

Study Abroad Dates

Fall Semester

May 1st

October 4 – December 14

Spring Semester

November 1st

January 14 – March 22

* Please remember HPU Study Abroad Application Deadline is Mid-March for Fall and Mid-October for Spring. 

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 Student Exchange Program data sheet.
  • Schedule and attend a formal interview with 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. You may check with your current provider to see if they cover a study abroad, or you may choose an additional provider to cover while overseas. Please consult our Health Insurance page found in our Resources section for more information.

Housing Accommodations:  Essex offer on campuses housing.  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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