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Writtle University College

Writtle University College is located in the heart of the Essex countryside and close to the UK's capital city, London. Its rural campus is home to a growing community of students and staff from over 40 countries; international students are supported from their first enquiry, through application and enrolment, and for the duration of their course.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Bronze is awarded to institutions that deliver teaching, learning and outcomes for their students that meet "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

90 international students in 2017–18

Welcome Arrangements

  • Rooms can be made available for international students up to a week before Arrival's Day, enabling them to book the most convenient flight from their home country.
  • The accommodation team welcomes students when they arrive, showing them to their room.
  • An International Welcome Evening is held on the first Monday of Freshers' Week, where new students can meet academics, the support team, and Hall Wardens.
  • There is also a programme of events running during Freshers' Week to allow students to settle in and make friends.

English Language Requirements

  • For undergraduate courses: IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all elements.
  • For postgraduate courses: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all elements.
  • The college runs pre-sessional English language courses which international students can apply for, if they do not meet the necessary IELTS requirements for their course.

Accommodation for International Students

  • Writtle University College guarantees accommodation in halls of residence for international students in their first year.
  • The accommodation team can also help students find a room on campus or in nearby Writtle village or Chelmsford city.

Bursaries and Scholarships

Scholarships are available to international students; a selection are below, please refer to the university college website for details.

  • Vice-Chancellors Scholarship (undergraduate): £3,000 over the duration of a standard three-year course, at £1,000 per year.
  • Vice-Chancellors Scholarship (postgraduate): £1,000 for the duration of a standard one-year course.

Ongoing Support

A dedicated Welfare Adviser (International) based in the Safeguarding and Well-being Team can offer advice to international students studying at the university college. Guidance can be given on opening a bank account, registering with a doctor, obtaining a National Insurance card, and working in the UK either during or after studies – and also Tier 4 visas and Schengen visas to travel to Europe.

Quick Guides to International Tuition Fees and Finance