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Why Essex?

With students from over 140 different 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


24 September 2018 - SRT Fair, Astana

25 September 2018 - SRT Fair, Almaty

Scholarships and funding

Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £3,000 tuition fee discount to postgraduate students from Kazakhstan achieving 5 (excellent) OR 3.75/4.0, 4/4.33 OR 4.5/5.0 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. Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider a GPA of 3.0 from the first year of a Kazakhstan University Degree. We accept a number of international qualifications, including the International Baccalaureate with the majority of our courses requiring 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.
The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 3 (Satisfactory) or 3.0/4.0 or 3.0/4.33 or 3.5/5.0 from Bachelor degree/Diplom.
Some courses have higher entry requirements as well as other admissions criteria. Please see individual courses for more information or email our admissions team
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.


I first heard about the university from a website about the top 500 universities in the world. I decided to come to Essex on the advice of a friend who obtained a masters degree from the department of Economics.
I have many friends in the university. I met most of my friends in classes, especially during the in-sessional English classes, in the Quays – the students’ residences where I live, and through the societies and clubs that I belong to.
Dina Ashgaliyeva MSc in Department of Economics
Get in touch
Edmundo Hernandez-Martinez Kazakhstan country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 1206 874828