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Why Essex?

With students from over 140 different countries, Essex is the world in one place.

I was particularly excited to begin studying at Essex because of its excellent academic reputation and first-class facilities. Within my school, I have been provided with a mentor to help me adapt to studying at university level throughout my first year which was very helpful for me. Socially I settled in to life at Essex very quickly and now feel very at home. I have built good relationships with members of staff and my fellow students and, as an international student, I have integrated into the strong community atmosphere comfortably. Before coming to Essex I didn’t really know what I wanted to do for a career, but studying here has pushed me to reach all of my ambitions and I’m now clear on what I want to do when I graduate.

Application information

Entry requirements


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

Postgraduate Taught

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 55% or B- or CGPA 2.75 from a four year undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification.

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

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 Indian sub-continent Regional Scholarship scheme offers £4,000 scholarships to undergraduate students from Bangladesh. Please visit the link above for further details about eligibility.

Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers £3-5,000 tuition fee discounts to high achieving masters students from Bangladesh. Please visit the link above for further details about eligibility and the award amounts available.

Our GREAT Scholarship offers £10,000 towards the cost of tuition fees for postgraduates from Bangladesh for a one-year taught Master's (MA, MSc or LLM) degree in any discipline offered at the university.

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

Our student societies

We’ve got over 100 clubs and societies at Essex, including our friendly Bengali society, where you’ll have the chance to:

  • Share Bengali culture with other students
  • Fundraise for charities
  • Make and enjoy Bengali food
  • Partake in society socials

Join in the conversation and get to know other students with the society's Facebook page.

Masters with Professional Placements

If you'd like to put your skills and ideas to practice, we offer a range of two-year Masters degrees including a professional work placement. These courses are offered in a range of different fields of study and will give you a competitive edge in applying your studies in the workplace. Browse the courses and find out more about the opportunities available.

Please note that you’ll be responsible for securing your own work placement, but if you change your mind or decide not to do your placement, or if you are not able to secure a placement, you can start your dissertation earlier and complete your Masters in the first year.

To find out more about how we can support your career ambitions visit our careers services page.

Post-study work visa

You can find out more about the newly introduced Graduate Immigration Route on our dedicated webpage, where you'll also find more information about how we can help you prepare for your future career.

Meet us in Bangladesh

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.

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Fancy discovering what student life at Essex is like? Want to learn more about our international community? Come and talk to some of our students and staff online to get answers to all of your questions.

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Why should you study here?

Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
We offer Masters courses with professional work placements
£4,000 undergraduate scholarships through our Indian sub-continent Regional Scholarships
We have a range of job opportunities giving you first hand work experience whilst you study
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Get in touch
Vatsal Chandra Bangladesh country contact
Telephone: +918766327466
Sandeep Sharma South Asia Regional Manager
Telephone: +918527823444