If you are currently studying at another university, either in the UK or elsewhere, and it’s not working out, you may be considering transferring to the University of Essex.
We welcome enquiries and applications to transfer to the University of Essex and recommend that you read the guidance below before making an application.
Before applying for transferred entry
Transferring to another institution is a big decision, and can take time to complete. We would recommend speaking with someone at your current university (such as your personal tutor, supervisor or academic support services) who can provide advice and guidance on the possibility of transferring.
You should also discuss with them the impact that a transfer might have on your funding or visa arrangements.
If you decide that you wish to transfer to the University of Essex, we recommend emailing our Postgraduate Admissions Office before making an application.
How to apply for transferred entry
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you intend to transfer from your existing institution, stating your course choice and preferred point of entry at Essex. You should then make your application for the course via the University’s Postgraduate application form and attach the following supporting documentation:
- Personal statement (which might include your reasons for moving institution)
- An academic reference
- Undergraduate and Postgraduate Transcripts
Upon receipt of your application, the relevant department may invite you to interview and will assess your suitability for transfer to the University of Essex. The following information may also be requested for consideration as part of your application:
- Formal release of all Intellectual Property (IP) from your original institution
- Data use and/or ownership information
- Ethical approval information
- Studentship/scholarship funding transfer arrangements
All suitable applications for admission are then submitted to the relevant Deputy Dean (Research) for final approval.
If you require a Student visa to study in the UK, the above information will apply. However, in addition, we will consider whether you would be able to meet all Home Office requirements when determining whether or not you are eligible to transfer to the University of Essex.
Transferring from a partner institution
You may be looking to transfer to the University of Essex from a partner institution in the EU or overseas under one of our link agreements, which support the admissions of students to study with us through progression arrangements.
Transferring credit for individual modules
If you wish to transfer credits for individual modules from your current or previous university study or work experience, you should discuss the matter with the relevant Admissions Office in the first instance. Your request may be considered under the University’s Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning – AP(E)L procedure. This procedure may need to be completed in addition to submitting a standard application to transfer to the University of Essex.
Please refer to the University’s AP(E)L policy and procedure for further information.