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 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

Postgraduate Taught

Many of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 55% or B- or CGPA 2.75 minimum from a four year undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification. Some courses and departments 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 South Asia Regional Scholarship scheme offers £4,000 scholarships to undergraduate students from Bangladesh. Please visit the link for further details about eligibility.

Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £5,000 tuition fee discounts to masters students achieving CGPA 3.2/60%/B in a 4-year degree from Bangladesh. Please visit the link for further details about eligibility.

The University of Essex GREAT Scholarships in partnership with the British Council offer £10,000 awards as at tuition fee discount for students on any one-year taught Masters (MA, MSc or LLM, excluding East 15 courses) from specified countries, including Bangladesh. Find out more about eligibility criteria and the application process through the link above. Applications close 31 May 2023.

Please visit our Scholarships 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 immigration webpages. To find out more about how we can help you prepare for a successful career, have a look at our employability and careers services.

Meet us in Bangladesh

We have a regional office in Bangladesh, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions with the details below.

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Chat with our students and staff

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
£4,000 undergraduate scholarships through our South Asia Regional Scholarships
We have a range of job opportunities giving you first hand work experience whilst you study
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Hear from our Bangladeshi alumni

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.
Get in touch
Afra Iqbal Bangladesh country contact
Sandeep Sharma South Asia Regional Manager