Why Essex?

We are delighted that you're considering studying with us.  At Essex you’re not just a student, you’re a member, someone with genuine license to shape what goes on around you. To us it doesn’t matter where you’ve come from. We’re interested in how you want to grow and what you want to change. 

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

The majority of our courses will consider applicants with an overall grade of 9.0 - 9.5 from the Diplome e Matures Shteterore.

We also accept a number of international qualifications, including the International Baccalaureate with the majority of our courses requiring a grade between 29 - 32 , or the SATR with the majority of our courses requiring a minimum of 1100 out of 1600 with 550 in each test.

We also offer a range of Foundation Programmes which can lead to entry to our undergraduate degrees, please visit University of Essex International College for further information.

Some courses have higher entry requirements as well as other admissions criteria. Please see individual courses for more information or email our admissions team admit@essex.ac.uk.

Postgraduate Taught

Many of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 7/10 or above from Bachelor degree. Some courses have higher entry requirements as well as other admissions criteria. Please see individual courses for more information or email our admissions team at pgadmit@essex.ac.uk.

We also have a range of Foundation Programmes available through our partner Kaplan International Colleges if you do not meet these grades. Please visit University of Essex International College for further information.

Postgraduate Research 

For entry to Research degrees, please refer to the entry requirements for the degree that you are interested in. 

An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK 2:2 (see the grade information above), and a master's degree with a good grade is required for most PhD programmes, in addition to a well-developed research proposal in a field in which we can offer supervision. Please have a read through our information for research degree applicants and check the course details for your chosen programme for further information about entry criteria.

Scholarships and funding

Our Non-EU Europe Regional Scholarship scheme offers £3,000 scholarships to undergraduate students from Albania. Please visit the link for further details about deadlines and eligibility.

Please visit our Fees and Funding pages for information about additional funding opportunities.

Meet us in Albania

We do not have any visits planned for your country in the near future. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your country contact named below with any questions.

Why should you study here?

Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
Essex is top 40 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2023)
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