Paulina Lewandowska
Hallo! I am Paulina and I look after our German students coming to the University of Essex. Each year we welcome a number of students from Germany to study various courses including Politics, Law, and Psychoanalytic Studies, and we are delighted that you are considering joining them. We currently have over 60 German students studying with us. Below you'll find some country-specific information which I hope you will find helpful. Please do get in touch at europe@essex.ac.uk if you have any questions.
Paulina Lewandowska Germany country contact

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider 2.1 from Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur).

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

Many of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 3 or above from Bachelor degree. Some courses and departments 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

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 Undergraduate EU Scholarship scheme offers a £5,000 discount on international tuition fees for each year of study for EU students joining us in academic year 2023-24. In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 14 July 2023. Other terms and conditions apply.

 Our Masters (PGT) EU Scholarship offers up to a £5,500 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2023-24.  In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 14 July 2023 (for October start) or 13 October 2023 (for January 2024 start). For details of the award amounts and full terms and conditions, please visit the link.

 Our Postgraduate Research EU Scholarship scheme offers an £8,000 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2023-24. In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 14 July 2023 (for October start) or 13 October 2023 (for January 2024 start). Other terms and conditions apply.

Students from Hannover joining us for one-year Master's programmes may be eligible for funding from Auslands-BAföG (Hannover). Please contact Auslands-BAföG (Hannover) for further information.

Please visit our Scholarships pages for full terms and conditions and information about additional funding opportunities.

Meet us in Germany

We do not have plans to visit your country in the near future. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your country contact named below with any questions.

Hear from our German students and alumni

Daniel from Germany
I particularly enjoyed the module Human Rights and Political Theory because it focused on the justifications and problems surrounding human rights. I also found the core modules very interesting because they consider human rights from an interdisciplinary point of view, which is important to study in order to eventually work in the field. I am now studying LLM International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Essex, in order to further extend my knowledge in these issues. My undergraduate degree has proved invaluable in order to understand the more legalistic approach to human rights and appreciate the problems and benefits of the law. Being a student at Essex has been a life-changing experience and it’s a real privilege to continue studying with world-leading academics.
Daniel Crampton ba politics and human rights, llm international human rights and humanitarian law
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