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

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider BBBBBB from six academic subjects from Gymnasieexamen.
The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with Pass from a 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 admit@essex.ac.uk
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.

Funding your studies

You may be eligible to receive funding from CSN to fund your studies at Essex. Please visit the CSN website for further information.

Clubs and societies

The Nordic Society at Essex is a fun and social society which brings together Nordic students and those who are interested in Nordic culture.

I was interested in continental philosophy and when I researched the Essex philosophy department I recognised a couple of the members of faculty from books I had read. I then learnt that Essex was ranked no.1 in the country for continental philosophy which was the main reason I chose Essex over the London universities.
Making great friends and being taught new things by world-leading researchers will always stick in my memory. To any Swedish students considering studying at the University of Essex I say do it. Also, it's really easy to get in to London if you want to explore.
Elin Simonson PhD Philosophy
I chose Essex as it seemed to be a nice and friendly environment. I have a lot of fantastic memories of my time at Essex. My time in Moscow stands out when I went there for a term to do a module about Meyerhold and biomechanics. It was a fantastic opportunity! To any Swedish students considering Essex I would say do your research! Talk to other students who have done the course you are thinking of, to make sure you know what you are getting. A great thing with the East 15 Acting School is that you get the opportunity to see other parts of the world whilst studying.
Marie Lager MA Theatre Directing
Get in touch
Becky Keeble Sweden country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 874828