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

Unfortunately we have no visits planned to your country in the near future. Please don't hesitate to contact your country contact listed below if you have any questions.

Scholarships and funding

Our Indian sub-continent Regional Scholarship scheme offers £3,000 scholarships to undergraduate students from India. Please visit the link above for further details about eligibility.

Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers £3-5,000 tuition fee discounts to high achieving masters students from India. Please visit the link above for further details about eligibility and the award amounts available.

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

Entry requirements


Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider 55% from Kolkata (West Bengal Board), 60% from Karnataka (Bangalore, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh boards, and 70% from CBSE and other regional and national boards for Indian high school qualifications. 
The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 50% or 6/10 from Band 1 or Band 2 institution/ 55% or 7/10 from all other institutions 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 University of Essex International College for further information.


Boosting your employability

If you'd like to put your skills and ideas to practice, we're offering a range of two-year Masters degrees including a professional work placement. These courses are offered in a range of different fields of study and will give you a competitive edge in applying your studies in the workplace. Browse the courses and find out more about the opportunities available.


Tier 4 visa pilot

From the Autumn 2018/19 we will be part of the UK Home Office Tier 4 visa pilot. The pilot enables Masters students on a course less than 13 months long to apply for a Tier 4 (General) visa for Essex, and to be treated the same as ‘low risk’ nationals. They will also obtain an additional 6 months to remain in the UK after their studies have finished, to work/seek work. For more information please visit our Immigration webpages.

I particularly like the fact that the course covers a wide array of topics in telecommunications. As we are able to choose from a selection of optional courses, it is easy to tailor the course to my interests. The staff members in the Department are highly qualified and experienced in their area of research. They are extremely helpful and I have gained a great deal from their knowledge and experience. The course itself has given me good breadth of knowledge in the field of telecommunications and helped me to make an informed decision about my research area, enabling me to effectively carry out independent research in the future. 
Shravan Nagraj MSc Telecommunications and Information Systems
I chose to study The Essex MBA in order to broaden my knowledge of different business sectors, and was very impressed by the breadth of study options offered. I gained vital skills through intriguing modules and also had opportunities to gain valuable experience through organised visits to HSBC, through which I was introduced to the banking industry. With the knowledge and skills I gained, it was wonderful to graduate with so many different sectors available to me in which I could develop and excel in my chosen career. I'm currently working as a Senior Business Consultant at Virtusa UK LTD, which I could not have done without The Essex MBA.
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Get in touch
Sandeep Sharma India country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 1206 874828