Paulina Lewandowska
Hello! I am Paulina and I look after our Cypriot students coming to the University of Essex. Each year we welcome a number of students from Cyprus to study various courses including Business Management, Law and Computer Science, and we are delighted that you are considering joining them. We currently have over 260 Cypriot students studying with us.Below you'll find some country-specific information which I hope you will find helpful. Please do get in touch at europe@essex.ac.uk if you have any questions.
Paulina Lewandowska cyprus country contact

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider 18/20 from Public School Apolytirion or 86% from a private school Apolytirion; or a 70% overall average from the Lise. If you have achieved 17 in English in the Public School Apolytirion or 85% in English from a private school Apolytirion we may not require a further English language test.

If you are taking international high school qualifications these may also be accepted, please contact us for more information. 

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

Many of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 6.5 or above from Bachelor degree/Ptychio. 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 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.

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 for Cypriot students

Our Undergraduate EU Scholarship scheme offers a £5,000 on international tuition fees for each year for study for EU students joining us in academic year 2023-24. In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 14 July 2023. Other terms and conditions apply.

Our Masters (PGT) EU Scholarship offers up to a £5,500 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2023-24.  In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 14 July 2023 (for October start) or 13 October 2023 (for January 2024 start). For details of the award amounts and full terms and conditions, please visit the link.

Our Postgraduate Research EU Scholarship scheme offers an £8,000 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2023-24. In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 14 July 2023 (for October start) or 13 October 2023 (for January 2024 start). Other terms and conditions apply.

Please visit our Scholarships pages for full terms and conditions and information about additional funding opportunities.

Our student societies

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

  • Meet other Cypriot students
  • Share Cypriot culture with other students
  • Make and enjoy Cypriot food
  • Partake in society socials

Explore the Cypriot society

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

Meet us in Cyprus

We do not have any visits to Cyprus planned in the near future.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your country contact named below with any questions.

Why should you study here?

Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
Essex is top 40 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2023)
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Hear from our Cypriot students and alumni

I chose to study at Essex because it is a very popular and well-respected institution and its graduates have extremely good career prospects. I’m glad I did, as life at Essex is simply fantastic! The university has an excellent research rating and Essex Business School is extremely well-organised. I am particularly enjoying my Finance module as it is something I have not studied before; this makes it very interesting.
Sakis Patikkis  BA Accounting and Finance
Choosing Essex was probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The benefits a Cypriot Student has, when choosing Essex, are a lot. In my opinion the most important one is being part of the Essex Cypriot Society. Before arriving at the university I attended a meeting held by the Essex Cypriot Society in Cyprus where I met a lot of people, which was a good start. Essex Cypriot Society will help you find your accommodation building on Arrivals day and take you on a tour around campus and town centre during Freshers week. During term time you will have the chance to attend Greek Nights, movie nights and more. Additionally being part of probably one of the best cultural societies on campus, has given me the chance to volunteer in various projects and fundraise for charity.
Antonia
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