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. 

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20 November 2018 - UK Days Fair, Tallinn

Entry requirements

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider 4.5 overall average (80%) from Gumnaasiumi loputunnistus. 
The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 3 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 admit@essex.ac.uk
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.

We chose University of Essex for many reasons. Firstly, our University’s School of Law is one of the most recognised in the world. Tutors, lecturers and all teaching staff are highly competent, supportive, and very friendly. Secondly, as students here, we have many opportunities to take part in different educational projects involving international projects because our experienced teaching staff encourages and inspires us to learn and to put knowledge into practice.
Thirdly, the University of Essex is famous for its international outlook, which we have experienced ourselves. It is so interesting to meet people from different countries and cultures, and to learn more about them. We have made many friends from every corner of our planet. Everyone is very helpful here and everything is organised to make people’s lives better! We enjoy life at Essex!
Alina and Alisa LLB Law
The best way to settle in socially is to join societies and sports clubs. I joined the Nordic Society in my first year and ran the society in my second year and I am also a proud member of the Essex Volleyball Club. I have met a lot of amazing people through these clubs and made loads of new friends.
I enjoy living in England and experiencing a different culture, but since the mindset and lifestyle are not that much different from Estonians it is not that hard to make yourself feel like at home. Although sometimes walking around the University you might forget being in England since the University is so international! If you have found a degree at Essex that is right for you and you are brave, independent and outgoing and up for studying in English and meeting a lot of new people then Essex is the right place for you.
Elina Praake BA European Studies with German
I chose to come to Essex because the University looked impressive and I heard some good reviews from other students. I settled into life at Essex without problems and I now work for the Students’ Union which has helped me to meet new friends. I am currently living off campus, in a nearby town called Wivenhoe, just 10 minutes’ walking distance from the university. England can be expensive, but I have my part time job which pays for my accommodation, and the university is very supportive. I would recommend Essex to Estonian students as it is a friendly campus with almost everything you need.
Oleg Barakov BSc Psychology
Get in touch
Andrew Marriott Estonia country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 1206 874828