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. 
Hong Kong alumna Hiu Kei Chan
As an international student, I was very much attracted by the high level of cultural diversity of Essex as it allows me to meet people from around the world, which enables me to widen my perspectives.
Also, what caught my attention is that Essex has a good reputation for its Business School and has a high ranking in research, which is what made me decide to study at Essex.
The university provides us with many career opportunities such as work experiences and employability workshops that enhance our employability.
Hiu Kei Chan (Michelle) bsc management and marketing

Entry requirements


Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider 544 from HKDSE. 

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 University of Essex International College for further information.

Postgraduate Taught

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 2.2 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 pgadmit@essex.ac.uk

Scholarships and funding

Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £2,000 tuition fee discount to postgraduate students from Hong Kong achieving a First Class degree at Bachelor's level.

Please visit our Fees and Funding pages for information about additional funding opportunities.

Our student societies

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

  • Share Hong Kong Chinese culture with other students
  • Join the celebration in the Lunar New Year event
  • Make and enjoy Hong Kong food
  • Partake in society socials

Explore the Hong Kong Chinese society

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

Hear from our Hong Kong students

I originally came to the University of Essex to do my Bachelors degree in Maths and Accounting. Essex is very international and I have made friends from around the world. I helped organise basketball events and other events with the Chinese Society at the University which was a good way to meet people.
Studying my Bachelor degree was good and the professors in the department are very helpful. We work together in groups on a lot of the coursework which I like and it helps me learn. I decided to stay and do my Masters course here too as I have made so many good friends. The course is challenging and I often have a lot of work, but I know it will be valuable for me in the future.
Zepu Su MSc Mathematics

Meet us in Hong Kong

18 February 2019

ESF School Fair, Hong Kong

23 February 2019

British Council Education Exhibition, Hong Kong

Get in touch
Christabel Hong Kong country contact
Telephone: +603 2168 4248