2020 applicants

Why Essex?

Hello, we are delighted that you're considering studying with us.  University of Essex proudly has the second most Cypriot students among all UK universities. At Essex, our students discover the world in one place; they develop a cultural sensitivity along with a genuine world view that prepares them for life as global citizens. 
Andri from Cyprus
My  experience  at  Essex  has  been  amazing,  the  university  is  a  very  welcoming  place  and even  from  the  first  day  I  felt  like  I  was  at  home. 
 During  the  4  years  of  my  studies  there  I have  been  able  to  discover all  those  opportunities  that  the  university  could  offer  to  me,  in terms  of  being  active  in  societies,  being  employed,  get  involved  in  trips  and  volunteering opportunities,  and  of  course,  the  fact  that  I  got  to  meet  people  and  cultures  from  all around  the  world.  
I  feel  like  I  am  part  of  a  big  family  -  even  after  my  graduation.  Once Essex, always Essex!

Andri Paraskevopoulou

Entry requirements


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 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

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 6.5 from Bachelor degree/Ptychio.

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.

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

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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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.
Get in touch
Get in touch
Shirley Wang Cyprus country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 1206 874828