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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. 
Alumna Maryam Alsubaiey
Maryam Alsubaiey was a regional winner for Middle East and Northern Africa at British Council Alumni Awards 2017 for her work inspiring young people in Qatar.
Maryam is a founder of multiple projects supporting young people and is also a successful writer, producer, director and creative leader in Qatar. 
 “Studying in the UK was not only useful in terms of having a great academic qualification, but for me it showed a different way of life and empowered me to be true to myself.

“Being an active student in the UK enabled me to know the value of an active civil society and the importance of the role of youth. Therefore, I wanted to create similar platforms and enable young people to grow and be active.”
As a result Maryam started two youth initiatives in Qatar - Uchange and Qatar Together - to promote the country's most talented and creative young people across different disciplines. These initiatives had a great impact on the youth community in Qatar and encouraged many young people to pursue subjects and issues they are really passionate about. Maryam also created her own start-up, QTalent.
When Maryam joined Qatar Television (QTV) she was the only woman and the youngest manager. For the re-launch of the channel, Maryam was responsible for the creative process.
After the launch she was promoted to Director of Programs. Her education and career in the UK proved vital for developing her skills as a director.
She said: “Coming back with professional British work ethics I was able to use those skills into creating a new work environment. The launch of the channel was a success and I was happy to provide this great project for my country.”
She said: “My personal journey of self-empowerment has also inspired many young girls in Qatar who are afraid to take bold steps to achieve their dreams.”
Maryam Alsubaiey political science, 2003

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

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 a 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.

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 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.

Postgraduate Taught

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 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 pgadmit@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.

Our student societies

We’ve got over 100 clubs and societies at Essex, including our friendly Arabic society, where you’ll have the chance to:

  • Socialise with other Arabic-speaking students
  • Join the celebration in the annual Arab style party
  • Make and enjoy Arabic food
  • Partake in society socials

Explore the Arabic society

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

Meet us in Qatar

Unfortunately we have no visits planned to your country in the near future. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with your country contact Essraa Ahmed at e.ahmed@essex.ac.uk

Get in touch
Meghana Jayaprakash Qatar country contact
Telephone: +441206 874828