International Applications

International applications for:

  • Undergraduate Programmes
    • Digital Animation
    • Film and Television Production
    • Costume Construction
    • Interior Design
  • Foundation Diplomas
  • Access to HE Diplomas
  • English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Full-time (All levels)
  • English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Part-time (All levels)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

All international applicants for the above course types need to complete our interactive International Application Form (below) and email it to our International Department at international@southessex.ac.uk, together with copies of passport, full UK visas if applicable, academic qualifications (both certificates and transcripts).

International Application Form

Please note: this is an interactive PDF file and can be completed online and emailed directly to the International Office.


Secure English Language Testing

For all adult students studying on a Further Education or Higher Education course under Tier 4 Points Based System Secure English Language testing is now mandatory (excluding those on Short-term Study Visas).

 Please visit the UKVI website for further guidance.

English language requirements

All students are expected to be able to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English. If English is not your first language you will be required to have met the English language requirement.

The following standards (IELTS (Academic) for UKVI, Pearson PTE Academic UKVI, LanguageCert International ESOL SELT in a single sitting of the exam) are required:

  • For entry onto Level 3 Access to Higher Education programmes:

    Overall IELTS 5.0/PTE 53/LanguageCert B1 45/50 High Pass (all 4 components on/above IELTS 4.5/PTE 48/LanguageCert B1 39/50 High Pass)

  • For entry onto Level 3 Foundation programmes:

    Overall IELTS 5.0/PTE 53/LanguageCert B1 45/50 High Pass (all 4 components on/above IELTS 4.5/PTE 48/LanguageCert B1 39/50 High Pass)

  • For entry onto Level 4 Foundation programmes:

    Overall IELTS 5.5/PTE 59/LanguageCert B2 33/50 Pass (all 4 components on/above IELTS 5.0/PTE 53/LanguageCert B1 45/50 High Pass)

  • For first year entry onto Undergraduate programmes:

    Overall IELTS 6.0/PTE 64/LanguageCert B2 39/50 High Pass (all 4 components on/above IELTS 5.5/PTE 59/LanguageCert B2 33/50 Pass)

  • For second year entry onto Undergraduate programmes:

    Overall IELTS 6.5/PTE 70/LanguageCert B2 45/50 High Pass (all 4 components on/above IELTS 5.5/PTE 59/LanguageCert B2 33/50 Pass)