2020 applicants

Why Essex?

Dobrý deň, we are delighted that you're considering studying with us. At Essex, we provide a home for the tenacious, the bold, the inquisitive and those impatient for change. By asking difficult questions, we break intellectual boundaries and together extend the frontiers of knowledge, pioneering solutions to issues of global concern. We give our students genuine licence to take intellectual risks so that as well as learning how, they challenge why. 

Univerzita Essex mi poskytla príležitosť ohľadom naplnenia si môjho sna ohľadom kurzu. Som šťastná, že tu môžem rozvíjať svoju osobnosť a inteligenciu. Univerzita je multikultúrna, nezaujatá a angažovaná do výskumu vysokého štandardu. To je to, prečo ju zbožňujem.


The University of Essex gave me the opportunity to fulfil my dream course. I am glad I can develop my personality and intelligence here. The university is multicultural, open-minded and committed to research at the highest standards, that is why i love it!

Natalia Bokocova bsc biological sciences

Entry requirements


Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider an overall average of 2 from Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skuske/Maturita. 

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

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.

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

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 2 or 'Good' from Bakalar.

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.

Meet us in Slovakia

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.

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Chat with our students and staff

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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Why should you study here?

Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
Colchester is among the UK's top 10 most affordable university towns according to totallymoney.com
We have a range of job opportunities giving you first hand work experience whilst you study
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I had the chance to study and stay at the Southend Campus. I loved each and every minute of it. Southend is a very convenient place, as you can find everything in proximity – the gym, school, library, accommodation, shops, train station etc. A big bonus is that it only takes about 50 minutes to travel to London. Apart from this, life at University Square was brilliant. I made friends from the very first day, which was probably helped by the lot of fun programs planned by the University and Student’s Union for the first week. Everyone is very friendly here: the staff, students and even the teachers. The teaching is carried out on a high level, I was very satisfied with it. I settled easily in to both the social and academic spheres because everyone was willing to help and everything was explained clearly. There were students from all over the world and there was no problem with socialising and making new friends. I found societies a really efficient way of finding people who share similar interests to me. If you’re a Slovakian student and are thinking of studying in the UK then don’t worry about applying to Essex because you will definitely spend the best time of your student life here and it will provide you with lots of opportunities to build your future career. Moreover, don’t be scared that you won’t find any Slovak students here, because there are a lot of us and we have our own Czecho-Slovak society where Slovak and Czech people socialise. 
Eleonora Gajdosova BA European Studies and Modern Languages
Get in touch
Get in touch
Shirley Wang Slovakia country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 874828