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We currently have a number of students from Egypt studying on our foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and we're delighted you're thinking of joining them. Our Egyptian students have told us they like our study abroad and work placement options and flexible course structures.

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Entry requirements

Undergraduate

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

We accept a number of international qualifications, including the International Baccalaureate with the majority of our courses requiring a grade between 29 - 32 or the SATR with the majority of our courses requiring a minimum of 1100 out of 1600 with 550 in each test.

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 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.

Postgraduate Taught

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 65% (Good)/CGPA 2.75 from American University of Cairo from 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 pgadmit@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.

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 and funding

Our Africa Regional Scholarship scheme offers  £4,000 scholarships for undergraduates from Egypt in their first year of study.

Our Africa Scholarship Programme offers a £4,500 discount to postgraduate students from Egypt achieving a CGPA of 3/5 or above.

The University of Essex GREAT Scholarships in partnership with the British Council offer £10,000 awards as at tuition fee discount for students on any one-year taught Masters (MA, MSc or LLM, excluding East 15 courses) from specified countries, including Egypt. Find out more about eligibility criteria and the application process through the link above. Applications close 31 May 2023.

Visit our Scholarships pages for information about other funding opportunities.

Meet us in Egypt

We have a member of staff based in Egypt, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with the details below with any questions or to arrange a meeting.

Egyptian student Zein
Studying at Essex was not simply a life-changing experience; it was beyond mind-blowing, the mixture of great academics alongside the international community at Essex truly presents a phenomenal experience. From the modules’ materials, the feedback sessions, the personal tutors, and mentors; I started to appreciate the quality of education rather than just seeking a bachelor’s degree. Yet I believe that Essex is truly unique in how it doesn’t only encourage but also gives various opportunities to increase their students’ level of employability, during and after their studies.
Zein I. Kalila ba philosophy, politics and economics
The Department of Government has a solid reputation for politics and human rights. I believed the combination of both subjects would satisfy my diverse interests. I enjoyed the variety of subjects offered by the Department. I also took Spanish and French. Studying at Essex gave me networking, research and communication skills. I now work as an Economic Researcher at the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt.
Rana Tawfik ba politics with human rights (2015)

Why should you study here?

Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
We have a range of job opportunities giving you first hand work experience whilst you study
Colchester is among the UK's top 10 most affordable university towns according to totallymoney.com
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Get in touch
Hassan Abdelrahim Egypt country contact
Telephone: +201030001161