Why Essex?

With students from 140 countries, Essex is the world in one place.

One of our notable alumni from Thailand is Kanatip Soonthornrak who was a finalist for the British Council Alumni Awards for his incredible work to promote English language learning in Thailand.

Entry requirements


Previous university/college study is required in addition to local high school qualifications for our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses.
We accept a number of international qualifications, including the International Baccalaureate with the majority of our courses requiring a grade between 29 - 32 or the SATR with the majority of our courses requiring a minimum of 1100 out of 1600 with 550 in each test.

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 offer a range of Foundation Programmes which can lead to entry to our undergraduate degrees, please visit University of Essex International College for further information.

Postgraduate Taught

Many of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 2.50 (65% from Thammasat University, Law School) or above from Bachelor Degree. Some courses and departments have higher entry requirements as well as other admissions criteria. Please see individual courses for more information or email our admissions team pgadmit@essex.ac.uk

We also have a range of Foundation Programmes available 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.

Scholarships and funding

Our South East Asia Scholarship scheme offers scholarships worth £3,000 for undergraduate students from South East Asian countries. 


Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £2,500 tuition fee discount to postgraduate students from Thailand achieving a CGPA 2.75 or above, 

a £4,000 tuition fee discount to students  achieving CGPA 3.0 or above, and a £5,000 tuition fee discount to students achieving CGPA 3.5 or above at Bachelor's level.


Our Vice-Chancellor's Global Talent Scholarship is a competitive scholarship offering successful candidates a 50% tuition fee discount on their tuition fees for the first year of study. The scholarship is open to undergraduate and master's applicants. Please visit the scholarship link for further information and to access the application form. 

Our undergraduate Essex Global Partner scheme offers scholarships worth £2,000 to undergraduate students joining us from our partner institution Kasetsart University.


Our Global Partner Scholarship scheme offers a £2,000 tuition fee discount to students joining us from Assumption University (ABAC) . Please refer to the terms and conditions for further eligibility information.


Please visit our Scholarships pages for information about additional funding opportunities.

Our student societies

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

  • Share Thai culture with other students
  • Network with other students to help build a career path in Thailand
  • Make and enjoy Thai food
  • Partake in society socials

Explore the Thai International society

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

Why should you study here?

Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
Diverse and multicultural campus with great facilities
We have a range of job opportunities giving you first hand work experience whilst you study
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Meet us in Thailand

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us with the details at the bottom of the page if you have any questions. You can also get in touch on WhatsApp: +66982587098 or LINE (LINE ID essex-th)

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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.

Chat with us

Hear from our Thai students and alumni

Thai student Jib
I am a current student in MA TEFL/TESOL. This course is very intensive and the lecturers encourage students to interact in class. They are also pleased to answer the many questions that students send them by e-mail. Both lecturers and staff are very helpful. Moreover, the Students' Union provides many interesting societies for students, so they can make lots of new friends here. There are green spaces, a modern gym and nice accommodation. It is convenient to go to the town centre. I would highly recommend University of Essex.
Chanapha Treewannakul (Jib) MA TEFL/TESOL
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Get in touch
Ploy Asum Thailand country contact
Telephone: +66982587098