Why Essex?

With students from over 130 different countries, Essex is the world in one place. We're ranked 21st overall in Times Higher Education’s list of the top 200 most international universities in the world.

We currently have over 80 Turkish students studying here at Essex. We'd love to you welcome you to our global community! We have over 325 Turkish alumni, including playwright M. Murat Ildan.

Visits to your country


1 March 2018 - a2 Fairs Turkey, Ankara

3-4 March 2018 - a2 Fairs Turkey, Istanbul European Side

5 March 2018 - a2 Fairs Turkey, Istanbul Asian Side

7 March 2018 - a2 Fairs Turkey, Izmir

23 March 2018 - IEFT fair, Istanbul Asian Side

24-25 March 2018 - IEFT fair, Istanbul European Side

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

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


Entry requirements

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

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. 
Get in touch
Katerina Kanlis Turkey country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 874828