Why Essex?

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.

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12 March 2018 - College Day fair, Helsinki

Entry requirements

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider an MMM average in Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamensbetyg. 
The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 3/5 or 2/3 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.

If you’re applying to East 15 from Finland I can recommend the course for sure. I would tell you that it's probably quite different to the acting courses at universities in Finland because in East 15 there is a real sense of community. In the end it's all about what you take from the course and the people you share your time with. But in East 15 I know that there is a real possibility to learn and to develop as an actress, so the ingredients are there just waiting to be used.
Maarit Hara MA Acting (International)
I was originally studying at the University of Jyväskylä where you can take part in an exchange programme. I chose Essex because it is really near to London and all airports and the courses sounded good and interesting. I wanted to improve my English also during the exchange and Essex seemed the only option for that.
The social life in Essex is really good and there are many options for spending your free time. Academically, studying in England is different than studying in Finland. Courses can last one term or a full year and teaching methods are also a bit different.
I like the fact that the campus is like a little town - almost everyone you need is right here. I really like this atmosphere. Essex is a very international university so you cannot feel lonely here. If you want to know something about Asia, the USA or Australia for example you can always find somebody from there.
If you’re from Finland and considering Essex then I say “just go for it!"
Elina Hölttä exchange student
Get in touch
Emmi Russell Finland country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 1206 874828