We Are Essex

Merhaba! Interested in joining a top 40 UK university (CUG 2023) and being part of our global community? Then read on! We  currently have more than 50 Turkish students studying with us and more than a third of our students come from outside of the UK from over 130 countries.

Here you can find specific information for students from Türkiye. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Entry requirements


Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider 70 - 75% 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

Many of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 2.5 or 60% or above from Bachelor degree/Lisans Diplomasi. 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 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.

Scholarships and funding

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

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

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. 

We offer a 20% discount for students who are in receipt of the Jean Monnet Scholarship.

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

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

Meet us in Türkiye

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?

Central London is easily accessible from all of our campuses
Essex is 32nd in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2024
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Students at holi-paint festival
Female student holding coffee cup standing next to wall
Essex’i seçmemin nedeni, Üniversite’nin sağladiği insan haklari eğitiminin iyi bilinmesi ve bu anlamda prestijli insan haklari akademik kadrosuydu. Bununla birlikte, eğitimim sirasinda, Hukuk Departmani’nin öğrenciler için sağladiği büyük firsatlardan biri olan İnsan Haklari Klinik’inde gönüllü olarak çalişma firsatini da buldum. Hem Essex’te aldiğim eğitimden hem de Colchester’daki öğrenci hayatımdan memnun kaldım. Küçük olmasina ragmen, Colchester, öğrenci dostu ve alışılmasi kolay bir şehir. Ek olarak, programda okuyan öğrenci profillerinin çok çeşitli olmasi sebebiyle, Essex Mafyasi olarak tabir edilen ve Latin Amerika’dan Uzak Dogu’ya kadar uzanan geniş bir çevre olusturma firsatina sahip oldum. Bununla birlikte, Üniversite, uygun konaklama ve diğer öğrenci yaşamiyla alakali hizmetleri sunmada iyi bir iş çıkartıyor. Neticede, bütün olarak bakildiğinda, Essex’te geçirdiğim süre, hem kariyerime hem de hayat deneyimime olağanüstü bir katkıda bulundu. 
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Turkish student Ismet Soyocak had the opportunity to meet Prince Charles at a London event held as part of the COP26 climate conference.

Ismet attended the event as a GREAT scholar, having won the GREAT Scholarship for a Sustainable Future to study MSc in Environmental Futures with Climate Change at Essex. 


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Group of students presenting a folder to HRH Prince Charles
Get in touch
Nura Shahin Turkiye country contact
Telephone: +962 77 566 2609