Why Essex?

With students from 140 countries, Essex is the world in one place. 

Did you know that one of our notable alumni Farish Ahmad Noor, who is now a Senior Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, completed his PhD at Essex in 1997 in the field of governance and politics.
Nur Sabrina Binte Dzulkifli (Sab)
 I chose Essex because of its proximity to London. As an international student, I was wary of the struggles I would face fitting in and being in a different country. I wanted a space where I could feel supported while pursuing my goal of continued development as a theatre practitioner. Since coming to Essex, I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience here. Being an hour away from London really paid off when I was invited to join in the Introductory Playwriting Group hosted by the Royal Court Theatre. In addition to being able to experience London and everything it had to offer, I have found Colchester to be my home away from home. Many students work and continue to stay on in the town during and after their studies, providing a tight community of people who go on to invest in the arts here.

Entry requirements


Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider Singapore Cambridge GCE A-level: BBB.

If you are taking international high school qualifications these may also be accepted, please contact us for more information. 

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.

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.

Postgraduate Taught

Many of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 2:2 OR 3.5/5 OR 2.7/4 or above from Bachelor degree. Some courses and departments 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 South East Asia Scholarship scheme offers scholarships worth £3,000 for undergraduate students from South East Asian countries. 

Please visit our Scholarships pages for information about funding opportunities.

Meet us in Singapore

2 September 2023 - JackStudy Abroad Singapore

2 September 2023 - Overseas Education Fair

23 September 2023 - AECC Fair

30 September 2023 - Right U Dream Big Overseas Education Fair

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with your country contact with the details at the bottom of this page with any questions.

You can also get in touch on WhatsApp: +60162223571.

Two students talking in the SU Bar at our Southend Campus
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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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Singaporean graduate Dawn Liu on Colchester campus
I was converting to psychology from a different discipline. Essex offered a BPS-accredited conversion master’s programme, which suited my requirements. In addition, the Department of Psychology had a strong research profile and diverse staff research interests. This was important as I wanted to gain a broad base of knowledge before deciding what to continue on to after doing the masters course. Essex also had a good sporting culture, which was important to me. I was particularly fascinated by the optional module, Special Topics in Social Psychology. This module gave us the chance to lead seminars and created an excellent environment for discussion of the current directions in the social psychology field. It was in doing this module as well that I encountered and developed the framework for my current PhD studies.
Dawn Liu MSC PSYCHOLOGY (2016)
I loved the campus - it's such an inspiring and friendly environment, with a truly international student population. Learning with and from people from all over the world gave me international exposure, which I really believe has helped my career. At Essex, I gained skills in software development, project management, and IT solutions architecture, and now, after working my way up from software developer to a Business Information Security Officer for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, I can fully appreciate all of the opportunities I had at Essex to get where I am today.
Book Chik Eo msc computer science
Get in touch
Christabel  Singapore country contact
Telephone: +603 7493 0805