Paulina Lewandowska
Hola! I am Paulina and I look after our Spanish students coming to the University of Essex. Each year we welcome a number of students from Spain to study various courses including Economics, Business Management, and International Relations, and we are delighted that you are considering joining them. We currently have around 150 Spanish students studying with us. Below you'll find some country-specific information which I hope you will find helpful. Please do get in touch at europe@essex.ac.uk if you have any questions.
Paulina Lewandowska spain country contact

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider 7.5 overall from Titulo de Bachiller. If you achieve 8/10 in English in the Titulo de Bachiller we may not require a further English language test.

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 6.5 from Licenciado.

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 each year of study for EU students joining us in academic year 2023-24. In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 14 July 2023. 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 2023-24.  In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 14 July 2023 (for October start) or 13 October 2023 (for January 2024 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 2023-24. In order to qualify for this award, applicants must actively make Essex their firm choice by 14 July 2023 (for October start) or 13 October 2023 (for January 2024 start). Other terms and conditions apply.

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

Our partnerships with Spanish universities

Our Department of Language and Linguistics has a partnership with Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, through which students in the third year of a bachelor degree in Modern Languages at UNNE can apply to our MA Translation and Professional Practice. Students admitted to Essex through this partnership will receive a tuition fee discount on the annual tuition fees as agreed with UNNE at the time of registration. 

Our student societies

We’ve got over 100 clubs and societies at Essex, including our friendly Spanish society, where you’ll have the chance to:

  • Cook (and eat!) Spanish dishes together
  • Take part in various parties throughout the year
  • Promote awareness about Spanish culture at the University
  • Make friends 

Explore the Spanish society

Join in the conversation and get to know other students with the society's Facebook page too.

Meet us in Spain

We do not have any visits planned to your country in the near future. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your country contact named below with any questions.

Why should you study here?

Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
Essex is top 40 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2023)
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Hear from our Spanish students and alumni

La Universidad de Essex es uno de los ambientes más internacionales en los que me he encontrado. Por ello, resulta un lugar perfecto para realizar un estudio de postgrado. En los últimos cuatro años, mientras trabajaba en mi doctorado, trabajé en proyectos con grupos multidisciplinares internacionales, pude trabajar como asistente de laboratorio y en otras capacidades dentro de la Universidad, lo que ha desarrollado mi currículo en varios ámbitos, pero también me ha ayudado a mí a desarrollarme como persona y como investigadora. El centro de negocios de la Universidad ha sido muy útil para lanzar y desarrollar mi empresa, bajo el amparo de grandes profesionales. Aunque puedas encontrar todo lo que necesites sin abandonar el campus, la ciudad de Colchester es un sitio agradable, con actividades para todos los gustos. Aquellos que quieran correr podrán hacerlo al aire libre en Castle Park o en el gimnasio de la universidad. ¡Y Londres está a una hora en tren!
Ana Matran-Fernandez PhD in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Read about Spanish graduate Nina Beckmann Gamez's experience studying BA International Relations and Modern Languages, including her year abroad in Brazil.
Essex has become my new home since the first day I arrived here. The most valuable experience that I have had in Essex is the possibility of meeting people from different countries; learn from other cultures makes you develop as a person. This university offers you as well a lot of social activities mainly organized by the Student Union with the purpose of making our time here better and more enjoyable. If you are thinking of studying at Essex, do it. You will not regret it!
Maria
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