Why Essex?

Merhaba! We currently have more than 50 Turkish students studying with us here at Essex. We have a very international outlook with more than a third of our students coming from outside of the UK and over 135 nationalities represented.

The department provides a wonderful, friendly environment for study and research. I love the variety of activities such as attending insightful conferences. I am particularly interested in culture, crime and media studies, research on citizenship and identity, and qualitative methods. I find people’s perception of crime and how it has evolved throughout history a very interesting area of study. I really enjoy becoming more knowledgeable within my field and delivering unique and original work. 
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Entry requirements


Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider 70% overall average from Devlet Lise Diplomasi or Lise Birtime Diplomasi. 

If you are taking international high school qualifications these may also be accepted,please contact us for more information. 

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.

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 2.5 or 60% from Bachelor degree/Lisans Diplomasi.

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.

Scholarships and funding

Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £4,000 tuition fee discount to postgraduate students from Turkey achieving CGPA 3.00+ OR 75% at Bachelor's level.

Our Non-EU Europe Regional Scholarship scheme offers £3,000 scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students from Turkey. Please visit the links above for further details about eligibility.

Our GREAT Scholarship for a Sustainable Future offers one £10,000 scholarship for a student from Turkey joining us to study a one-year taught Master's (MA/MSc) in any climate change discipline offered at the university. Details of approved programmes and the application process are available through the link.

Please visit our Fees and Funding pages for information about additional funding opportunities.

Other funding opportunities for Turkish students include the Jean Monnet programme, Chevening scholarships (external link) and funding from the Turkish Ministry of Education (external link). 

Meet us in Turkey

Unfortunately we do not have any visits planned to your country in the near future. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with your country contact named below with any questions.

Why should you study here?

We're top 25 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022)
Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
Gold for teaching excellence (TEF 2017)
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Heather Harvey Turkey country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 874828