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. 

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

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.

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 International Baccalaureate Excellence Scholarship scheme offers a £2,000 tuition fee discount to undergraduate students in their first year who have achieved 34 points or above in the International Baccalaureate. Please visit the website link for full terms and conditions.

Our Undergraduate EU Scholarship scheme offers a £5,000 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2022-23. In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 15 July 2022. Other terms and conditions apply.

Our Masters (PGT) EU Scholarship offers up to a £5,500 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2022-23.  In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 16 September 2022 (for October start) or 6 January 2023 (for January 2023 start). For details of the award amounts and full terms and conditions, please visit the link.

Our Postgraduate Research EU Scholarship scheme offers an £8,000 discount on international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2022-23. In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 16 September 2022 (for October start) or 6 January 2023 (for January 2023 start). Other terms and conditions apply.

Please visit our Scholarships pages for full terms and conditions and information about additional funding opportunities.

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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Why should you study here?

Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
Essex is top 30 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022)
25th in the UK for research quality (Times Good University Guide 2022)
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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. 
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Paulina Lewandowska Slovakia country contacts
Telephone: +44 1206 874828