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. 

Essex graduate Narmin Akhundova was named winner in the Study UK Alumni Awards for Professional Achievement for her scientific research at the Azerbaijan Food Safety Agency (AFSA).
Narmin graduated from Essex in 2015 with a Masters in Molecular Medicine. Narmin’s research into energy drink compounds and their effect on the human body led to new legislation in Azerbaijan. Narmin described her time studying at Essex as a "life changing experience". Read more about Narmin's experience and impactful research since her graduation.

Narmin Akhundova
I had a chance to meet world-leading scientists, to work in well-equipped laboratories, meet new people, and make lifelong friends from different countries. Essex shaped me into a better, stronger, more intellectual, and more determined researcher. It helped me to develop a critical mindset, enhance independent research capacity, and gain state-of-the-art theoretical and practical skills and knowledge that has led to my success.
Narmin Akhundova MSc molecular medicine (2015)

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

Previous university/college study is required in addition to local high school qualifications for our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses. 
We accept a number of international qualifications, including the International Baccalaureate with the majority of our courses requiring grade 30 or above, 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

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 3.5 or above from Bakalavr, Specialist Dipoma or Magistr.

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 £5,000 scholarships to undergraduate students from Azerbaijan. Please visit the link for further details about eligibility.

Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship Scheme offers £4,000 scholarships to students achieving an equivalent to UK 2:2 in their undergraduate degree. Please visit the link for further details.

Please visit our Scholarships pages for information about additional funding opportunities.

Meet us in Azerbaijan

Unfortunately we have no visits planned to your country in the near future. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your country contact named below with any questions.

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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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Get in touch
Hifsa Mukhtar Azerbaijan country contact
Telephone: +92 325 0652567