International students

United Arab Emirates

Find a course
Group of students talking

Why Essex?

With students from 140 countries, Essex is the world in one place. We're top 20 for the most international student community in the THE World University Rankings 2018. 

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 30 or above 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% in 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.

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 have no visits planned to your country in the near future. Please don't hesitate to contact your country contact listed below if you have any questions.

Students sitting on steps at the University of Essex
Already applied?

Find out how to get here, how to book an airport transfer, and what life will be like in your first few weeks at Essex.

Explore
Get in touch
Joanna Muldoon United Arab Emirates country contact
Telephone: +968 9936 7785