International students

United Arab Emirates

Find a course
Group of students talking

We are Essex

Here at Essex we welcome applications from students from the UAE. We currently have a number of students from the UAE studying on our foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and we're excited you're considering joining them.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

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

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with GPA 3.0 or B or 80% from Bachelor degree.
 
Some courses 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 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. 

Visit our Scholarships pages for information about other funding opportunities.

Our student societies

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

  • Socialise with other Arabic-speaking students
  • Join the celebration in the annual Arab style party
  • Make and enjoy Arabic food
  • Partake in society socials

Explore the Arabic society

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

Meet us in UAE

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

Students talking in cafe
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
Get in touch
Nura Shahin United Arab Emirates country contact
Telephone: +441206 874828