International students


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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 (, 2018)
  • We have a range of job opportunities giving you first hand work experience whilst you study

Application information

Entry requirements


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

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 £1,000 awards to first year Romanian students meeting the scholarship conditions.

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

29 February - 1 March 2020 

WEF, Bucharest

4 March 2020

WEF, Galati

14 - 21 March 2020

RIUF Spring fairs

If you'd like to meet us please get in touch by email at

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

Hear from our Romanian students

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Chat to us

Talk to our current students about their experience at Essex.

Ask us a question

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