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. 

In your country

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.


11 August 2018 - Taylor's University Placement Day, Selangor

13 August 2018 - AISM University Placement Day, Selangor

Entry requirements

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider BBB from A-levels; BBB from STPM; or a pass all subjects to include a minimum of two subjects at grade A and three subjects at grade B4 in the UEC. f you are taking international high school qualifications these may also be accepted,please contact us for more information  
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 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 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 information about additional funding opportunities.

Clubs and societies

You can meet other Malaysian students through the Malaysian Society:

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
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
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
Get in touch
Sam Look Malaysia country contact
Telephone: +603 2168 4248