Why Essex?

Essex has a long history of welcoming students from China. With students from over 130 different countries, Essex is the world in one place. We're ranked 21st overall in Times Higher Education’s list of the top 200 most international universities in the world.

Visits to your country

We have regional offices based in Beijing and Shanghai, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your country contact named below if you have any questions.

Scholarships and funding

Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £2,500 tuition fee discount to postgraduate students from China achieving 75% from Tier 1, 80% from Tier 2 and 85% from Tier 3 universities at Bachelor's level.
Please visit our Fees and Funding pages for information about additional funding opportunities.

Entry requirements


Previous university/college study is required in addition to local high school qualifications for our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses.

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.

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 70% for Netbig band 1 universities/ 75% for Netbig band 2 universities/ 80% for Netbig band 3 universities 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 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.


Clubs and societies

You can meet other Chinese students through the Chinese Student Scholars Society:

I manage the foreign trading department of a textile company back home in China. I moved to the UK to undertake my MBA because I wanted to develop my career potential. I chose Essex Business School because there is such a close working relationship between my tutor, the support team and my classmates; it makes studying abroad much easier. I enjoy the group work and the social events during Welcome Week helped me to settle in.
Dandan Tong The Essex MBA

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Get in touch
China office China country contact
Telephone: +86-010-59417529