2020 applicants

Why Essex?

Sveiki, we are delighted that you're considering studying with us.

Essex has a long history of welcoming students from Lithuania to join our diverse community of over 135 different nationalities. Over a third of our student population are from outside of the UK so you’ll feel right at home.

From the very first moment when I came to Essex I was approached with friendly smiles and people who made my experience so valuable and unforgettable. The members of staff, teaching personnel and fellow students are completely supportive and I have a chance to communicate with people from all over the world. Besides that, as the university is campus-based it is really convenient how you can access most of the facilities within minutes and there are a 165 different societies and sport clubs so everyone has the chance to choose the one that best reflects their needs. If I had to decide whether to study in Essex once again I would definitely do that without much consideration!


Entry requirements


Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider 8/10 overall in the Brandos Atestatas. 

We also have a range of Foundation Programmes available if you do not meet these grades. Please visit our Pathways Department for details about our undergraduate degrees with a foundation year and the University of Essex International College for other undergraduate and postgraduate pathways.

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.

Postgraduate Taught

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 7 or above 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 at pgadmit@essex.ac.uk.

We also have a range of pathway programmes available if you do not meet these grades. Please visit the University of Essex International College for further details about postgraduate pathways.

Our student societies

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

  • Share Lithuanian culture with other students
  • Network with Lithuanian companies
  • Make and enjoy Lithuanian food
  • Partake in society socials

Explore the Lithuanian society

Join in the conversation and get to know other students with the society's Facebook page.

Meet us in Lithuania

29 - 30 September 2020

KALBA Autumn Fairs, Vilnius and Kaunas

14 - 15 November 2020

Study Plan International HE Fairs, Vilnius and Kaunas

You can follow my travels on Instagram.

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Chat with our students and staff

Fancy discovering what student life at Essex is like? Want to learn more about our international community? Come and talk to some of our students and staff online to get answers to all of your questions.

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Why should you study here?

Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
Colchester is among the UK's top 10 most affordable university towns according to totallymoney.com
We have a range of job opportunities giving you first hand work experience whilst you study
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Hear from our Lithuanian students and alumni

Kamilija Garbauskaite
During my second year I decided I want to start working for myself and that's when I met the Essex Startups team for the first time at the Job Fair. This discovery helped me to realise what I really want to do in life; only with their help have I dared to think about having a film production company instead of just freelancing as an editor. They boosted my confidence and gave me so much knowledge about entrepreneurship. Their weekenders and sessions on ideas development, starting a business, marketing, financial management, as well as 1:1 sessions were such an invaluable experience for my personal and professional growth. Additionally, the startup pitches events even gave me a chance to win money and invest it in development of a website and making my first steps into the entrepreneurial journey.  However, the most important part is that because of them I had a chance to meet so many interesting, passionate, and ambitious people, who became my friends and gave a sense of belonging. I will always be grateful for Essex Startups for their guidance, advice, and belief in me. 
Kamilija Garbauskaite ba film studies
Choosing which university to go to was a bit of a challenge, as I had no chance of going to visit them beforehand. But the opportunities at Essex, such as societies, sports clubs, a campus cat, and the support the university provided in the form of guaranteed accommodation and continuous updates were very impressive. I think Essex from day one drove the idea that "you need to think about the future now!" And I believe that you can definitely fit in a job or volunteering as well as additional study. I was a Frontrunner in the summer following my first year and it landed me a job at the Lakeside Theatre! It was also my first real job and allowed me to develop a lot of skills, which made job searching a little less scary. I started my current job as Videographer and Editor at Ptolemy Capital one week after graduation.
Get in touch
Get in touch
Andrew Marriott Lithuania country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 1206 873816