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. 
Malaysian alumni Cheah Wai Kit
I was looking for a research-led experience and that’s what attracted me to Essex. The Economics department’s degree structure has been designed to maximise flexibility in module choices, allowing me to choose from a wide range of modules and shaping my degree to suit my particular areas of interest. Moreover, the incredible feeling of community at Essex makes it impossible for anyone not to get involved!
My participation in societies and volunteering really helped me to enhance my employability skills and enrich my time at Essex. My Essex experience indeed proved invaluable in securing my graduate role at United Overseas Bank (UOB) in Malaysia!
Cheah Wai Kit BSC ECONOMICS, 2013

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider:

  • BBB from A-levels;
  • BBB from STPM;
  • a pass in all subjects to include a minimum of two subjects at grade A and three subjects at grade B4 in the UEC;
  • ATAR 80.00 or above.

If you are taking international high school qualifications these may also be accepted,please contact us for more information. 

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.

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 2.2 or GPA 2.70 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 Foundation Programmes available through our partner Kaplan International Colleges if you do not meet these grades. Please visit University of Essex International College for further information.

Scholarships and funding

Our Essex Global Partner scheme offers scholarships worth up to £3,000 to undergraduate students joining us from one of our partner institutions:

  • HELP University
  • HELP College
  • INTI College
  • INTI University
  • Sunway College (Monash Foundation being conducted by Sunway College)
  • Sunway University
  • Taylor’s College
  • Taylor’s University
  • Universiti Teknologi MARA


Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship Scheme offers a £4,000 discount to postgraduate students from Malaysia achieving a CGPA of 3.25 or above.

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

Our student societies

We’ve got over 100 clubs and societies at Essex, including our award-winning Malaysian society, where you’ll have the chance to:

  • Share Malaysian culture with other students
  • Join the celebration in the annual Malaysian Night event
  • Make and enjoy Malaysian food
  • Partake in society socials

Explore the Malaysian society

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


Meet us in Malaysia

 

We have a regional office based in Kuala Lumpur, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your country contact named below if you have any questions.

Hear from our Malaysian students and alumni

What attracted me to studying at Essex was the fact that it has everything on campus and also that it is located in parkland. Throughout the three years of my degree I have lived in campus accommodation, and I always have been satisfied with it.  I have made friends with students in my lectures and my classes. I have joined many students’ societies like the International-Japan society, the Islamic Society, The Malaysian Society and the Accounting, Finance and Management Society.
Norzakiah Ahmad Jailani BA Accounting and Finance

Our Malaysian partnerships


We've got partnerships and link agreements with various Malaysian institutions, offering students progression to Essex degrees.

Partner institutions

Brickfields Asia College

Pathways are available for entry into specified courses in Essex Business School and Essex Law School.

INTI University

Pathways are available for entry into specified courses in Essex Business SchoolSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, and Essex Law School.

KDU University College

Pathways are available for entry into specified courses in Essex Business School and School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

KDU University College KL

Pathways are available for entry into specified courses in Essex Business School and Essex Law School.

Sunway College

Pathways are available for entry into specified courses in Essex Business School.

Sunway University

Pathways are available for entry into specified courses in the Department of Psychology.

Universiti Teknologi Mara

Pathways are available for entry into specified courses in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

University College Technology Sarawak

Pathways are available for entry into specified courses in Essex Business School and the Department of Economics.
If you'd like to find out more about any of our partnerships, please get in touch with our team at SEAsia@essex.ac.uk.
Being able to study in the School of Law at the University of Essex was truly an unforgettable experience. Not only are all the lecturers experts in their research which truly affirms Essex for its excellence in research, but they also strove to perform at their best, equipping the students with relevant and applicable skills for their future endeavours. Since graduating I have now enrolled in the Certificate of Legal Profession course back in Malaysia and began my internships with various different legal institutions. Without my degree, this would not have been possible and it is thanks to all the wonderful opportunities, legal workshops and various supporting platforms at Essex that I am where I am today.
Jin Chi Tan llb lAW degree transfer programme, 2017
Get in touch
Sam Look Malaysia country contact
Telephone: +603 2168 4248