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Saudi Arabia

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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

Unfortunately we have no visits planned to your country in the near future. Please don't hesitate to contact your country contact listed below if you have any questions.

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 70% or 2.8/4 or 3.25/5 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 University of Essex International College for further information.

Clubs and societies

You can meet other students from Saudi Arabia by joining the Saudi Society, and get to know other Arabic speaking students by joining the Arabic Society.

A friend of mine who studied at Essex recommended it to me, and because it has one of the best language and linguistics departments in the UK I decided to come to do a Masters degree here.
I am finding my course very interesting and I am really enjoying it. I share a flat in the Quays with other postgraduate students, some of whom are now my friends. I have also met friends through the Islamic Society and the volleyball club. I would strongly advise anyone to come to Essex because it has an excellent academic reputation and it offers a great environment for study.
Abdulrahman Al-Fahad MA Linguistics
Get in touch
Joanna Muldoon Saudi Arabia country contact
Telephone: +968 9936 7785