Why Essex?

Essex has a long history of welcoming students from Romania to join our diverse community of over 135 different nationalities.
  • Each year we welcome hundreds of Romanian students to Essex
  • Central London is easily accessible from all our campuses
  • Colchester is among the UK's top 10 most affordable university towns (totallymoney.com, 2018)
  • We have a range of job opportunities giving you first hand work experience whilst you study

Application information

Entry requirements

Undergraduate 

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider a pass with 8.0 average from Diploma de Bacalaureat.

We will consider the English taken in the Romanian Baccalaureate with a minimum of three components at B2 and one at B1 excluding oral interaction. We also consider IELTs, TOEFL and CAE Advanced or Proficiency.

Postgraduate Taught

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 6 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 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.

Scholarships and Funding

Our Romanian Partnership Bursary offers £2,000 awards to first year Romanian undergraduate students joining us in 2021. This bursary may be awarded in addition to other university awards, including the Undergraduate EU Scholarship. Terms and deadlines apply.

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 amazing Romanian society, where you’ll have the chance to:

  • Organise trips to London
  • Watch Romanian movies together
  • Organise fundraisers
  • Partake in our RoSoc Essex conference

Explore our SU societies

Join in the conversation and get to know other student's with the societies Facebook page too.

Meet us in Romania

Unfortunately we do not have any visits to your country planned in the near future. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your country contact named below with any questions.

If you'd like to meet us please get in touch by email at a.marriott@essex.ac.uk

Employability opportunities

During my placement year at Microsoft, I realised that it is important to learn and surpass your limits. I am now more confident in my technical and soft skills, and I am more certain that independent of the task, I will be able to deliver the end results for a project. 
Ecaterina Gamanji BSc Computer Science
I am honoured to have experienced a wide range of work placements whilst studying. These experiences have facilitated my road to success. The challenges I mostly faced, were financial and cultural, but having the chance to earn some money whilst a student definitely helped a lot! I evolved from a simple volunteer in my first year to the unique Frontrunners scheme at Essex, which offered me the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience in event and project management, and develop confidence in communication, working alongside and being trained by experienced staff in a busy office environment. Liaising with a wide range of people, internal and external to the University, I also worked as Student Ambassador and Employability Ambassador, while being involved in various extra-curricular activities, such as being a volunteering project leader with vTeam or Secretary for Romanian Society.
Simina Tulbure MA ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, 2015. currently working at european investment bank in luxembourg
Diana Medre
I am now a third year student and during my second year I decided to get involved with Essex Startups. Based in the Innovation Centre, Essex Startups is not only about innovation or professional progress; it is also about the people you meet, the network you build, and about life experiences. Working with Essex Startups is also a great chance to discover both yourself and other likeminded people. Since I have joined this community I could not stop getting involved in its various challenges and bootcamps. I enjoyed them a lot, but besides having fun, I have also learnt so many new aspects about life and business. Some of the most important aspects that I would hardly forget were related to resilience, and to the importance of a strong and supportive network of people. I highly recommend other students explore more of what Essex Startups has to offer them.
Diana Medre ba global studies
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Hear from our Romanian students

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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

You can also read Mimi's blog about studying in the UK as an EU student and find out more about the things you need to consider before studying here.

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Să fii student la Essex este o  experiență inedită. Aceasta te ajută să te maturizezi, oferindu-ți posibilitatea de a-ți testa limitele și de a te descoperi pe tine însuți. Aici poți cunoaște oameni din toate colțurile lumii, lega prietenii și poți incerca lucruri noi.


Universitatea oferă o multitudine de servicii de informare și asistența atât în perioada de acomodare cât și pe tot parcursul anului.


De-a lungul celor 3 ani la Essex am fost implicată în proiecte de voluntariat,am fost membră în diferite societăți, am avut primele mele job-uri și am dobândit o experiență de viață prețioasă. Essex îți oferă posibilitatea de a îmbina într-un mod plăcut studiul și viața socială.

Diana Diaconu Psychology
Still unsure? Why not get in touch with us
Still unsure? Why not get in touch with us
Andrew Marriott Romania country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 873816