2020 applicants

Why Essex?

Γεια σου, we are delighted that you're considering studying with us.  At Essex you’re not just a student, you’re a member, someone with genuine license to shape what goes on around you. To us it doesn’t matter where you’ve come from. We’re interested in how you want to grow and what you want to change. 
Zacharias Kritikos
Studying at Essex has been a pleasure and definitely one of the best decisions that I made in my life. I particularly enjoy my degree and the educational system in the United Kingdom. The lectures are very engaging, and it is super easy to approach your lecturers and get as much help as you need. In addition to that, the whole university life and the opportunities that you get at the University of Essex are amazing. Apart from the knowledge that I acquired from my modules, I was given great opportunities to develop my employability skills. I did a 3-month internship in a Colchester-based start-up called Creative Quills. Also, I was given the chance to undertake a placement year at the Government Economic Service in South Wales, where I spent a whole year. At the moment, I am working on campus at the university’s Students’ Union. Last but definitely not least, the life in Colchester is very nice. It is not a huge city which makes it rather easy to discover it and it is only 1 hour from London. So, you will never get bored! 
Zacharias Kritikos BA ECONOMICS

Entry requirements


Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider 18/20 from Apolytirion of Geniko Lykeio.  If you achieve grade 17 in English, we will not normally require a further English language test.

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.

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

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 6.5 from Ptychion/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 at pgadmit@essex.ac.uk.

We also have a range of Foundation Programmes available through our partner Kaplan International Colleges if you do not meet these grades. Please visit University of Essex International College for further information.

Our student societies

We’ve got over 100 clubs and societies at Essex, including our friendly Hellenic society, where you’ll have the chance to:

  • Share Greek culture with other students
  • Teach the Greek language to other students
  • Make and enjoy Greek food
  • Partake in society socials

Explore the Hellenic society

Join in the conversation and get to know other students with the society's Facebook page.

Meet us in Greece

24 - 28 February 2020

British Council Roadshow, Patras, Ioannina, Volos and Heraklion

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Chat with our students and staff

Fancy discovering what student life at Essex is like? Want to learn more about our international community? Come and talk to some of our students and staff online to get answers to all of your questions.

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I heard about Essex from friends that had attended the university and had a fantastic experience there. The Department of Government is ranked top for research and teaching and has a brilliant reputation which really attracted me. I found it really easy to settle into university life; everyone was so welcoming and warm and I immediately made friends. The lecturers are very supportive and make sure you understand everything. I especially enjoy the ‘Introduction to Politics’ module and it really opened my mind and enabled to me to look at ideas with a different perspective. I’ve joined the dance club and met lots of new people and had a brilliant time getting more involved with the university. I love being at Essex, it’s been a home away from home.
Stephanie Liangos BA International Relations and Politics

Why should you study here?

Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
Colchester is among the UK's top 10 most affordable university towns according to totallymoney.com
We have a range of job opportunities giving you first hand work experience whilst you study
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Get in touch
Get in touch
Shirley Wang Greece country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 1206 874828