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 over a hundred 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. If you achieve 70% in English in the State Exam we may not require a further English language test.

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

Many of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 7 or above 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 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.

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 Undergraduate EU Scholarship scheme offers a £5,000 discount on international tuition fees for each year for study for EU students joining us in academic year 2024-25. In order to qualify for this scholarship, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 15 September 2024. Please visit the link for further details about deadlines and eligibility. 

Our Masters (PGT) EU Scholarship offers up to a £5,500 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2024-25. For details of the award amounts and full terms and conditions, please visit the link.

Our Postgraduate Research EU Scholarship scheme offers an £8,000 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2024-25. In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 12 July 2024 (for October start) or 11 October 2024 (for January 2025 start). Other terms and conditions apply.

We also offer generous Performance Sports scholarships and bursaries, with up to a 100% tuition fee discount and other exclusive benefits included for talented athletes playing at national, regional or international level.

Please visit our Scholarships pages for full terms and conditions and information about additional funding opportunities.

Meet us in Lithuania

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.

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.
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