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. 

Visits to your country


We'll be visiting Bucharest to meet applicants and anyone interested in applying 9-11 July. If you'd like to meet us please get in touch by email at a.marriott@essex.ac.uk


6-13 October 2018 - RIUF Autumn Tour, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Constanta

Scholarships and funding

Our Romanian Partnership Bursary offers £1,000 awards to first year Romanian students meeting the scholarship conditions.

Entry requirements

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

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

Our Romanian students

Read Mimi's blog about studying in the UK as an EU student.


You can meet other Romanian students at our:

I live in the Southend Campus and I consider myself very lucky, as I am part of a not very large but definitely very strong community.
A reason for me choosing Essex was the Frontrunner Scheme, which I found very helpful for students willing to study and work. In Freshers’ week I got all the information I needed in order to apply. The next week I found a leaflet about Student Ambassadors. By the end of my first month at Essex Uni, I received news that I got both jobs!
Floricica-Gabriela Turnea MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship
The Government department ranking and the possibility of having human rights as part of my degree was what made me decide to study here. The atmosphere at the university is very welcoming, the teaching staff are very supportive and willing to put an effort into helping the students.
The students come from various different countries, and everyone is genuinely interested in making friends and making people feel comfortable and welcomed to UK. Last year I lived on campus, in the towers and I would recommend everyone to do the same. It instantly gives you 13 people who can become your friends, and some of them will. The friends I made last year have definitely contributed to some of the best memories of my time at Essex.
Lavinia Topciu BA Politics with Human Rights
The courses are well structured and you have tutors helping you understand and guide you in your assignments. Furthermore, everybody can get involved in volunteering projects with the Students' Union, join societies and even develop new ones.
I would definitely encourage Romanian students to come to Essex, for several reasons: we have a big Romanian community at Essex making it easy to integrate and have a more close-to-home experience while away, very well ranked university so the quality of the degree will be appreciated even after graduation, all the facilities you need are on campus. There are possibilities to work on a part-time basis for the Students' Union so you can be more financially independent and develop employability skills.
Flavia Popescu-Richardson BA Law and Human Rights
Everybody is nice and friendly, the teachers are enthusiastic and energetic. Now I feel at home here. I've met people from so many different backgrounds, and learnt a lot. I live in Eddington Tower, the best place to live on campus, because I share the flat with 15 other people, so there is always someone to have a chat with. And it is so easy to make friends here. Besides, I can wake up late and still be on time for my lectures, not to mention the view, if you live on the 11th floor.
Steluta Grama BA Humanities
Get in touch
Andrew Marriott Romania country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 874828