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. 

Did you know that notable alumni from Pakistan include Omar Asghar Khan, Pakistani social activist, economist and politician, who studied Economics at Essex; and Muhammad Ali Saif, former Pakistani Minister of Tourism.

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.

Scholarships and funding

Our Indian sub-continent Regional Scholarship scheme offers £3,000 scholarships to undergraduate students from Pakistan. Please visit the link above for further details about eligibility.
Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers £3-5,000 tuition fee discounts to high achieving masters students from Pakistan. Please visit the link above for further details about eligibility and the award amounts available.
Please visit our Fees and Funding pages for information about additional funding opportunities.

Entry requirements

Previous university/college study is required in addition to local high school qualifications for our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses.

We accept a number of international qualifications, including the International Baccalaureate with the majority of our courses requiring grade 30 or above, or the SATR with the majority of our courses requiring a minimum of 1100 out of 1600 with 550 in each test.

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.

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 55% or CGPA 2.6 from a four year undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification.
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.

I really appreciated the outstanding research culture that I was exposed to at Essex. The University has a great library with excellent facilities, while the positive research environment and friendly people within the Department of Mathematical Sciences ensured I enjoyed my stay as a research student at Essex and graduated with very good feelings towards the University. 

Since leaving Essex, I have joined the University of Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa, Pakistan, as an assistant professor. My studies at Essex have truly helped me in this role, particularly as my PhD is in the same area in which I teach, so I can now supervise other students who are undertaking their own research in this field.

Muhammad Farooq phd mathematics
Various faculty members of the university I worked for in Pakistan got their PhD degrees from Essex; it was from them that I first heard about the university. I decided to come to Essex because I wanted to do a PhD in management control systems in firms operating in developing economies and one of the experts in this field works at the university. The university is a wonderful place with friendly people who come from many diverse cultural backgrounds. If you come to Essex you won’t regret it, believe me!
Junaid Muhammed  PhD Management
Get in touch
Joanna Muldoon Pakistan country contact
Telephone: 00968 9936 7785