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

Unfortunately we have no visits planned to your country in the near future. Please don't hesitate to contact your country contact listed below if you have any questions.

Scholarships and funding


Our Americas Regional Scholarship scheme offers £3,000 scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students from Canada. Please visit the links above for the application form and further details about eligibility.

Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £2,000 tuition fee discount to masters students from Canada achieving the equivalent of a UK first in their undergraduate degree. Please visit the link above for further details about eligibility.

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


Entry requirements

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider 75% from Canadian Secondary School Certificate/Diploma or DEC.

Our LLB Law (Senior Status) will consider GPA 2.9 or equivalent from Bachelor degree.
The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with a B average or GPA 2.7/4 or equivalent from a Canadian 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 University of Essex International College for further information.

Everyone in the university community is extremely helpful and very friendly. The community really embraces everyone from around the world and provides any support needed. Studying at Essex was an amazing experience because of the people and the support you receive for your studies. 
I am currently in the process of applying to a few Canadian universities for my Master in Common Law thanks to my 2:1 degree from the University of Essex.
Jaspreet Dhaliwal, 
Surrey, BC.
LLB Law, 2016
Get in touch
Tim Pilkington Canada country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 1206 874828