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Elmstead Place
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48 Elmstead Road Colchester, CO4 3GD

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10 mins walk to University of Essex

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Hythe Mills
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Hawkins Road, Colchester, CO2 8JX

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15 mins by public transport, 20 mins walk to University of Essex

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Enso - Colchester
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Hawkins Road, Colchester, CO2 8YZ

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16 mins by public transport University of Essex

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27 Magdalen Street
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27 Magdalen Street . Colchester CO1 2ZT

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16 mins by public transport University of Essex

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The Maltings
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HAVEN ROAD, COLCHESTER, CO2 8FU

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23 mins by public transport University of Essex

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Avon Way House
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Avon Way, Colchester CO4 3TZ, United Kingdom

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23 mins by public transport University of Essex

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About the University of Essex 

  1. University of Essex distance from the City Centre:

  • Bus - 12-17 minutes

  • Taxi - 10-15 minutes

  • Walking - 45-50 minutes

  1. The University of Essex has on-campus student accommodation options with an average rent of £7,655/semester. The rent of the room includes electricity, water, gas, Wi-Fi, maintenance, and security.

  1. The University of Essex follows a two-semester academic year system. Each semester has around 12 weeks.

  1. The best month to book University of Essex accommodation on-campus after the university offer to study is accepted is July. Accommodation applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, which generally starts with:

  • New undergraduate - July

  • New postgraduate - December

  • For returning students - March

University of Essex Student Accommodation Off-Campus Options 

PBSAs and Private Lets are the most popular off-campus student accommodation in Colchester. These are a little more expensive than on-campus student rooms but offer additional benefits such as flexible contract length, flexible move-in dates, independent social life, modern amenities along with room rent, electricity, water, gas, wifi, maintenance, and security included in bills. The only differences are

  1. Purpose-built student accommodation: Average rent £450/month

  • Generally located within walking distance from the university.

  • Popular University of Essex student housing options include Elmstead Place and Hythe Mills.

  1. Private Student Houses (Private Lets) with an average price of £750/month

Secure a Private University of Essex Colchester Campus Accommodation Without a University Offer Letter

iQ Student Living, Unite Students, Fresh Student Living, and Hello Student accept advance bookings for a limited number of rooms for such students with cancellation and refund provisions. T&C is applied according to the provider. We suggest checking our cancellation and refund policies before booking a room or speaking with our multilingual student housing experts.

Popular Student Areas to Live Near the University of Essex

  1. Greenstead

Greenstead’s average rent is around £450/month. It’s a 20-minute walk from campus. Some accommodation options close to campus include Enso - Colchester and 27 Magdalen Street.

  • Bus - 5-10 minutes

  • Taxi - 5 minutes

  • Walking - 20 minutes

  1. Old Heath

Old Heath’s average rent is around £350/month. It’s a 30-minute walk from campus. Some accommodation options close to campus include Avon Way House and Elmstead Place.

  • Bus - 15-20 minutes

  • Taxi - 10 minutes

  • Walking - 30 minutes

  1. Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe’s average rent is around £400/month. It’s a 45-minute walk from campus. Some accommodation options close to campus include Hythe Mills and Enso - Colchester.

  • Bus - 20-25 minutes

  • Taxi -15 minutes

  • Walking - 45 minutes

Benefits of Booking Off-Campus Student Rooms Over On-Campus Accommodation

  • Early bird offer (Off-campus student accommodations generally give discounts or offers on early booking.)

  • Unlike university accommodation, there are many student room types to choose from.

  • No offer, no visa, no problem! Easy cancellation process.

  • Avoid expensive last-minute private student accommodation bookings.

  • Stay with your friend or partner despite being enrolled in different universities in the city.

  • More privacy because on-campus accommodations usually have shared facilities and common areas.

  • Off-campus and private facilities generally have modern facilities such as gyms, cinemas, and game rooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.

How many international students are at the University of Essex?

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There are over 16,000 students at the university, and about a third of them are international students.

Does the University of Essex offer scholarships for international students?

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Yes, the University of Essex offers a number of scholarships for international students.

Are there student support services provided at the University of Essex?

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Yes, the University of Essex offers a wide range of student support services.

What is the University of Essex's acceptance rate?

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The university's acceptance rate is 54%

Is Essex a good University?

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The University of Essex is a good university. It is ranked 58th in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2023, and 633rd in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2023.

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