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.

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 other international qualifications and international foundation year programmes

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 2:2 or 2.5/5 or 2.0/4 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.

Scholarships and bursaries

Our Africa Scholarship Programme offers  £3,000 scholarships for undergraduates from Kenya in their first year of study.

Our Africa Scholarship Programme offers a £4,000 discount to postgraduate students from Kenya achieving a CGPA of 3/5 or above.


When I thought of undertaking postgraduate studies in human rights, almost every programme I came across was located in the faculty of law. What I was looking for was a programme that would be multi-disciplinary in its approach. I was clearly aware of the limitations in a narrow and single-discipline approach to human rights. I did not know such a programme existed anywhere in the world until I came across the human rights programme at the University of Essex. 
Mutuma Ruteere MA Theory and practice of human rights, former special rappourteur at un human rights council 
Get in touch
Arinze Odiari Kenya country contact
Telephone: +234-1-08034086809