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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

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider an average mark of 7.5 Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)

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
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.

I settled into life at Essex very well. I found the organization of seminars where you attend with larger groups of students, and then classes with smaller groups and teaching assistants helped me to be able to settle into the academic routine easily. Also, the freshers' fair where I was exposed to all the societies and sports teams that were available made getting involved fun and easy. If you're looking for a good university, with friendly students, great resources, loads of societies and sports clubs, all in a town that's not London, but not far from it, then I recommend the University of Essex.
Joy-Ann van Arneman BSc International Economics
I live in the University Quays. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it. The river right opposite the buildings created a calm and warming atmosphere especially during summer. University can be so hectic sometimes and walking across the bridge entering your room feels just like you're at home. The best memory will be the countless cook-ups we had during the year and the barbeques we had during summer. Waar wacht je nou op? Schrijf je snel in!
Emmanuela Ohene Frimpong BSc Economics
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Helen Wang The Netherlands country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 874828