Why Essex?

Here at Essex we welcome applications from students from Jordan. We currently have a number of students from Jordan studying on our foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Jordanian student Loay Ajailat
At the beginning, in my first year, coming to Essex from Jordan was a bit of struggle because it’s a very different culture. But I tried to immerse myself as much as I could, meet as many people as I could, to make the most of life here and being abroad. It was a bit terrifying and I missed my family, but I always wanted to have an adventure and be my own person, so it’s been exciting as well. Now that I’m immersed, I’m more comfortable here. If someone’s coming here for the first time, I would say try and do what I did, which is immerse yourself as much as you can into the culture. Go out, go to different societies or sports clubs, go to socials, go on nights out in Sub Zero on campus, just meet as many people as you can and find what you like. I got involved with the Theatre Arts Society, I started kickboxing, and I joined the football club. Once, I was bored so I went to the piano room and taught myself piano, because I wanted to learn everything I could! I always want to try to experience everything at least once. I want to live, I want to explore, learn as much as possible, experience whatever I can, go travelling, and just live life to the fullest.
Loay Ajailat beng electronic engineering

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

Many of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 2.5/4 or C or 79% 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

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 course that you are interested in. 
An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK 2:2 (see the 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 PhD applicants and check the course details for your chosen programme for further information about entry criteria.

Scholarships and funding

Our Middle East Undergraduate Scholarship scheme offers a £3,000 discount on international tuition fees for the first year of study for students from Jordan 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 Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £3,000 tuition fee discount to postgraduate students from Jordan achieving CGPA 3.0 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

Hear from our Jordanian students

I’m an engineer, but I want to move into management. The Essex MBA will help me change careers. Essex Business School is an amazing place to study. I’m learning from experienced academics, but I’m part of something much greater than an academic community. By learning about sustainability and ethics, I’m helping to change business for the better. I find that really motivating.
Jamil Huniedi The Essex MBA

Meet us in Jordan


Unfortunately we do not have any visits to your country planned in the near future. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your country contact named below with any questions.

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Nura Shahin Jordan country contact
Telephone: +962 77 566 2609