Why Essex?

With students from over 140 different countries, Essex is the world in one place. We're top 20 for the most international student community in the THE World University Rankings 2018.  

Visits to your country


24 Octoner 2018 - British School fair, Brussels

Entry requirements

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider 7/10 or 14/20, or a 60% average with 70% in three subjects from Belgian high school qualifications. 
The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 2.2 (Met voldoening/Avec satisfaction) from a Belgian 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 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 undergraduate degrees with a foundation year and the University of Essex International College for other undergraduate and postgraduate pathways.



I came to Essex after transferring from my Belgian university in Brussels. I would advise fellow Belgians to come and see how different things can be across the channel. If one is looking to broaden his or her horizons in a top class institution for a reasonable cost, Essex can be the right choice. In addition, the university has one of the highest rates of international students in the country which makes it very diverse and one finds that people are extremely open and friendly. I have come to genuinely appreciate the English lifestyle and will continue my studies in the UK at Masters level.
Maximilien Von Berg BA in International Relations and Politics
Get in touch
Caroline Halling Belgium country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 1206 874828