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. 

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.

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

We'll be attending a number of virtual events in your country over the coming months.

17 October 2020

IDP virtual fair

22 October 2020

CIS Eastern Europe and Turkey virtual fair

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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.

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Why should you study here?

Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
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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Get in touch
Get in touch
Heather Harvey Turkey country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 874828