Why Essex?

With students from 140 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. 

Visits to your country


6 June 2018 - International School of Toulouse fair, Toulouse


29 September 2018 - Ermitage Careers Fair, Paris


13 October 2018 - Studyrama fair, Paris

13-14 October 2018 - QS fair, Paris


10 November 2018 - Studyrama fair, Lyon

Entry requirements


Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider an overall mark of 12 (passable) from French Baccalaureat. 
The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 12/20 in Maitrise.

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.


The University offers a double degree with Nanterre University (LLM English and French Laws with Maitrise/Master 1) that is really good. I really wanted to go abroad for at least a year, to practice my English, meet new people and discover a whole new kind of life. Essex offered me all that.
I felt really comfortable at the University of Essex, right from the beginning! Everyone is concerned about your well being and if you have a problem in any course, there will always be someone (a tutor or a lecturer) to help you out.
If you want an experience totally different from the experience you get in a French university, if you want to practice your English but stay close to France, if you want to have a good degree and if you want to enjoy yourself as much as I did and meet new people from all around the world, then Essex is made for you!
Justine Meyer LLB English and French Laws
I originally applied to study French and English Law at Essex, but then realised that Law was not for me so chose Business Management as I passed an economic baccalauréat.
At the beginning of my first year it was a bit hard to make the transition from learning in French to English. However after the Christmas break everything was perfect, and I had a very good first year (socially and academically). What I loved was to meet people from different countries and different cultures.
Applying to Essex can be a good experience for you, it has been for me a good opportunity to live in England, meet international students, and to discover the student life on campus, something that isn’t the same in France! 
Amélie du Fayet de La Tou BSc Business Management and Modern Languages 
Get in touch
Rosanna Lord France country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 1206 874828