Why Essex?

Over a third of our student population comes from outside of the UK so you'll feel right at home at Essex. Many of our Indonesian students are studying courses in our Department of Government,  Essex Law School, Essex Business School and Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies. 

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Entry requirements


Previous university/college study is required in addition to local high school qualifications for our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses.

We accept a number of international qualifications, including the International Baccalaureate with the majority of our courses requiring a grade between 29 - 32 or the SATR with the majority of our courses requiring a minimum of 1100 out of 1600 with 550 in each test.

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 offer a range of Foundation Programmes which can lead to entry to our undergraduate degrees, please visit University of Essex International College for further information.

Postgraduate Taught

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 2.50 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

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 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 South East Asia Scholarship scheme offers scholarships worth £3,000 for undergraduate students from South East Asian countries.

Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £4,000 tuition fee discount to postgraduate students from Indonesia achieving CGPA 3.25 or above at Bachelor's level.

Our Vice-Chancellor's Global Talent Scholarship is a competitive scholarship offering successful candidates a 50% tuition fee discount on their tuition fees for the first year of study. The scholarship is open to undergraduate and master's applicants. Please visit the scholarship link for further information and to access the application form. 

Please visit our Scholarships pages for information about additional funding opportunities.

Our student societies

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

  • Share Indonesian culture with other students
  • Fundraise for charities
  • Make and enjoy Indonesian food
  • Partake in society socials

Find out more about the society on Instagram.

Meet us in Indonesia

28 January 2023 - JACK Study Global University Expo, Atria Hotel Gading Serpong

29 January 2023 - JACK Study Global University Expo, Sheraton Hotel Gandaria City, Jakarta Selatan

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with your country contact named below with any questions. You can also get in touch on WhatsApp: +60162223571.

Why should you study here?

Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
Diverse and multicultural campus with great facilities
We have a range of job opportunities giving you first hand work experience whilst you study
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Students' Union gathering
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Hear from our Indonesian students and alumni

Alumnus Ricky Gunawan
Before I came to Essex, I was already working in the field of human rights in Indonesia. The human rights programmes at Essex have been very famous for its reputation. There quite a lot alumnus who studied human rights at Essex in Indonesia. So I come across Essex’s name very often. In terms of academic life, I really enjoyed it a lot. I did have troubles in the beginning with the reading and writing essays. As a non-native speaker, writing an academic essay in English was not that easy. But I managed to sort that out. I scheduled my daily activities for reading to help me cope with the reading list. And most importantly, all the lecturers are very open and helpful to assist us with this sort of issue." Ricky won a British Council Alumni Award in the Social Impact category in 2018 in recognition of his work in the field of human rights and especially his campaigning to end capital punishment in Indonesia.
Ricky Gunawan MA THEORy and practice of human rights, 2012
Indonesian student Xean Chew
I’m a first-year international law undergraduate student from Jakarta, Indonesia. I chose the University of Essex because of its prestigious research department in government and politics. I wanted the full university experience, so I took up a new language to learn in addition to my course which I think is just great. I found that the university is incredibly diverse in its student body, you can feel it within the campus. I’m currently involved with both the Malaysian Society and the Indonesian Society where I am Vice President. Being involved with cultural societies help enrich my heritage and it also just gives me a touch of home where you will, eventually miss. It is comforting to know that you have a family that takes care of you when you go to a new place, the societies have done that for me.
Xean Chew LLB Law
Get in touch
Christabel Indonesia country contact
Telephone: +603 7493 0805