Why Essex?

Here at Essex we welcome students from more than 140 countries to our campuses with open arms. Over a third of our student population are from outside of the UK so you’ll feel right at home. 

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider 2 (Good) from the Reifeprufungszeugnis/Maturazeugnis. 

Please see individual courses for more information or email our admissions team admit@essex.ac.uk

We also have a range of Foundation Programmes available if you do not meet these grades. Please visit our Pathways Department for details about our degrees with a foundation year and the University of Essex International College for other undergraduate and postgraduate pathways.

Postgraduate Taught

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 2.2 (Gut) from an Austrian 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 pgadmit@essex.ac.uk

We also have a range of Foundation Programmes available 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 Undergraduate EU Scholarship scheme offers a £5,000 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2021-22. In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 19 July 2021. Other terms and conditions apply.

Our Masters (PGT) EU Scholarship offers up to a £5,500 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2021-22.  In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 18 September 2021. For details of the award amounts and full terms and conditions, please visit the link above.

Our Postgraduate Research EU Scholarship scheme offers an £8,000 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2021-22. In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 31 May 2021. Other terms and conditions apply.

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

Meet us in Austria

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

You can follow my travels on Instagram.

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Read about Austrian graduate Stella Eckl's experience of studying BA International Relations and volunteering as a project leader with the Refugee Teaching Programme.

Why should you study here?

We're top 30 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022)
Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
University of the Year (Times Higher Education Awards 2018)
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UoTY winners 2018
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Caroline Halling Austria country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 1206 874828