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 Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £2,000 tuition fee discount to postgraduate students from Jordan achieving CGPA 3.0 or above at Bachelor's level.
Please visit our Fees and Funding pages for information about additional funding opportunities.

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 30 or above or the SATR with the majority of our courses requiring a minimum of 1100 out of 1600 with 550 in each test.

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.

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


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
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
Get in touch
Joanna Muldoon Jordan country contact
Telephone: +968 9936 7785