Why Essex?

Cześć! We currently have more than 100 Polish students studying with us here at Essex. We have a very international outlook with more than a third of our students coming from outside of the UK with over 135 nationalities represented.
Polish student Ania
Wybrałam Essex głównie dlatego, że dało mi to możliwość studiowania kilku języków obcych i zarządzania w tym samym czasie. Wiele kierunków pozwala na połączenie kursów z różnych wydziałów. Essex oferuje też mnóstwo zajęć pozalekcyjnych i różnego rodzaju warsztatów. Można także skorzystać z pomocy Centrum Doradztwa Zawodowego i Centrum Rozwoju Talentów, które wspierają studentów w osiągnięciu maksimum ich możliwości. Jeśli chodzi o pracę zarobkową, Students’ Union i Uniwersytet dają studentom wiele opcji, zaczynając od pracy w barach i restauracjach na kampusie, kończąc na bardziej specjalistycznej pracy na wydziałach uniwersytetu.
Jednak to nie tylko aspekty akademickie sprawiły, że wybrałam Essex. Nie ma takiego dnia, kiedy nic się tu nie dzieje. Joga, warsztaty bębniarskie, tańce latynoskie, debaty na kontrowersyjne tematy, karaoke... Lista imprez i warsztatów nie ma końca. Mamy studencki teatr, centrum sportowe, bary, restauracje i klub, który zapełnia się razy w tygodniu. Nasz kampus jest jak multikulturowe miasto studenckie z niekończącymi się możliwościami. Każdy znajdzie tu coś dla siebie.
Ania studentka czwartego roku Języków Nowożytnych

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider an overall average of 70% from a minimum of 2 extended level subjects from Matura. If you achieve 70% in Extended or Advanced Level English in the Matura, we may not require a further English language test.

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

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

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 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 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.Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider an overall average of 70% from a minimum of 2 extended level subjects from Matura. 

Scholarships and funding

Our Undergraduate EU Scholarship scheme offers a £5,000 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2021-22. In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 31 May 2021. Other terms and conditions apply.

Our Masters (PGT) EU Scholarship offers up to a £5,500 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2021-22.  In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 31 May 2021. For details of the award amounts and full terms and conditions, please visit the link above.

Our Postgraduate Research EU Scholarship scheme offers an £8,000 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2021-22. In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 31 May 2021. Other terms and conditions apply.

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 friendly Polish society, where you’ll have the chance to:

  • Share Polish culture with other students
  • Join the celebration in international events
  • Make and enjoy Polish food
  • Partake in society socials

Explore the Polish society

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

Meet us in Poland

We'll be attending a number of virtual events in your country over the coming months.

17 - 20 October 2020

Baltic Council virtual fairs

22 October 2020

CIS Eastern Europe and Turkey virtual fair

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Chat with our students and staff

Fancy discovering what student life at Essex is like? Want to learn more about our international community? Come and talk to some of our students and staff online to get answers to all of your questions.

Chat with us

Why should you study here?

Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
Colchester is among the UK's top 10 most affordable university towns according to totallymoney.com
We have a range of job opportunities giving you first hand work experience whilst you study
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Castle Park Colchester
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Hear from our Polish students

I think Southend is an amazing place to be, not only because of the beach but also fantastic choice of restaurants, local pubs and clubs. I have moved plenty of times in my life and this by far has been the easiest move probably because of the great people I have met.
In my first year of studies I lived in student accommodation and now in my second year I live in a private house with four other classmates. I probably would recommend to live in halls through the first year to get a hang of finance - especially now that the halls are fresh and new and looking fantastic!
I have met some wicked people and I am sure I will love to come back here and see how the next generations are doing. University years are known to be the best years of your life, University of Essex definitely makes sure of that!
Katarzyna Brzezniak BA World Performance
Get in touch
Get in touch
Heather Harvey Poland country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 874828