Paulina Lewandowska
Hej! I am Paulina and I look after our Swedish students coming to the University of Essex. Each year we welcome a number of students from Sweden to study various courses including Acting, Law, and International Relations, and we are delighted that you are considering joining them. 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 sweden country contact

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider BBBBBB from six academic subjects from Gymnasieexamen. If you achieve C in English 7 subject of the Högskoleförberedande Examen 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 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 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 course that you are interested in. 
An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK 2:2 (see the 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 PhD applicants and check the course details for your chosen programme for further information about entry criteria.

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.

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 student societies

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

  • Share Nordic culture with other students
  • Celebrate national holidays
  • Make and enjoy Nordic food
  • Partake in society socials

Explore the Nordic society

Meet us in Sweden

1 - 2 December 2022 - SACO Student Fair, Stockholm

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
Funding from your home country may apply for your studies at Essex
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 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 well known 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
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Paulina Lewandowska Sweden country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 874828