2020 applicants

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.
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

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

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. 

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.

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 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 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.

Scholarships and funding

Our International Baccalaureate Excellence Scholarship scheme offers a £2,000 tuition fee discount to undergraduate students in their first year who have achieved 34 points or above in the International Baccalaureate. Please visit the website link for full terms and conditions.

Our student societies

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

  • Promote European cooperation and connections with other continents
  • Network with students and organisations from across Europe
  • Join the society football team
  • Partake in society socials and parties

Explore the Essex European society

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

Meet us in Belgium

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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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
Colchester is among the UK's top 10 most affordable university towns according to totallymoney.com
We have a range of job opportunities giving you first hand work experience whilst you study
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Get in touch
Heather Harvey Belgium country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 1206 874828