Why Essex?

With students from over 140 different 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


28 September 2018 - SRT Fair, Moscow

29 September 2018 - ITEC Fair, Moscow

30 September 2018 - IClass Fair, St Petersburg

Scholarships and funding

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 Fees and Funding pages for information about additional funding opportunities.

Entry requirements

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.

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.

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 admit@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.

Clubs and societies

You can meet other students from Russia by joining the Russian Society.

What attracted me to Essex was the academic programme and the fact that it is a campus based university. Now I live on campus in William Morris Tower and I like it there. Although it is a different experience from when I lived in Oxford for two years with a host family, it has proven equally enjoyable. My advice to any new student would be to take as many subjects as possible and to join some students’ societies. 
Polina Golikova BA in Sociology and Media Studies
Get in touch
Edmundo Hernandez–Martinez Russia country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 874828