We are Essex

We are delighted that you're considering studying with us and joining our global community. Not only a top 30 UK university (CUG 2022), Essex is the world in one place with more than a third of our students coming from outside the UK representing 135 countries on our Colchester campus!

Entry requirements


We accept a number of international qualifications*, including:

  • International Baccalaureate, with the majority of our courses requiring a grade 30 or above
  • SAT: 1100 out of 1600 with 550 in each test.

*Please note that these are the entry requirements for the majority of our courses, 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 4 from Bachelor's Degree (Bakalavr).

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.

Postgraduate Research 

For entry to Research degrees, please refer to the entry requirements for the degree that you are interested in. 

An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK 2:2 (see the grade information above), and a master's degree with a good grade is required for most PhD programmes, in addition to a well-developed research proposal in a field in which we can offer supervision. Please have a read through our information for research degree applicants and check the course details for your chosen programme for further information about entry criteria.

Scholarships and funding

Our Non-EU Europe Regional Scholarship scheme offers £5,000 scholarships to undergraduate students from Russia. Please visit the link for further details about eligibility.
Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £2,000 tuition fee discount to postgraduate students from Russia achieving CGPA 4.5 or above at Bachelor's level.
Please visit our Scholarships pages for information about additional funding opportunities.

Our student societies

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

  • Share Russian culture with other students
  • Celebrate cultural events on campus
  • Make and enjoy Russian food
  • Partake in society socials

Explore the Russian society

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

Meet us in Russia

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.

Hear from our students and alumni

Dmitry from Russia
I came to this country when I was 16 years old and everything was so new to me. The Russia educational system is so different to here. In the UK you have a lot more freedom surrounding what you want to study.

Essex has definitely lived up to my expectations. I came to Essex and it was a completely clean sheet. I’ve been able to write my story whilst I’ve been here; I’ve developed as a person and taken part in so many different activities, student union societies and sports. It was about finding myself and who I am.
I am so grateful to Essex, for all the opportunities that I have been given. I really feel like I have evolved as a person.
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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.

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Book a short virtual meeting with our student recruitment team to ask anything about applying to or studying at Essex.

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Edmundo Hernandez–Martinez Russia country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 874828