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


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 6 from Bachelor degree/Bang tot nghiep dai hoc.
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

Scholarships and funding

Our Global Partner Scholarship scheme offers scholarships worth up to £3,000 for students joining us from Foreign Trade University.
Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £4,000 tuition fee discount to postgraduate students from Vietnam achieving a CGPA 7.0 or above at Bachelor's level.
Please visit our Fees and Funding pages for information about additional funding opportunities.

Our student societies

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

  • Share Vietnamese culture with other students
  • Join in fundraising and volunteering activities 
  • Make and enjoy Vietnamese food
  • Partake in society socials

Explore the Vietnamese society

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

Meet us in Vietnam

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.

Hear from our Vietnamese alumni

Reputation and ranking were the things that first drew me to Essex. Its ranking for Finance was great, and its student satisfaction rating was one of the best in the country, so I felt confident I'd receive brilliant support and teaching (and I did!). Looking back, the best thing about my course was probably the unconditional support and help from my  teachers. My modules were fascinating and the academics delivered the content in a way that made it easy to understand.
I learnt so many valuable things during my time at Essex - not just about my subject, which we covered in great depth, but skills which will help me in life, for instance teamwork, time management (especially around exam period!) and the ability to work and study individually. We had presentations back then and I remember we had to work in a team to deliver the best result. 
Colchester is a very nice place to live - there's lots going on, and plenty to see and do, especially if you're into history like me!
I'm now back in Vietnam, where I work for Vietnam Airlines as an executive within the Investment Department.
Ha Linh Vo msc finance and banking
I was initially attracted to Essex because of the great reputation of my course, and it didn't disappoint! I learnt vital skills, such as analysing and reporting, I loved learning about accounting standards and moral ethics, and also picked up important transferrable skills like teamwork and management, which have helped me in my current government job in the Vietnam Banking Inspecting Department. I had such a good time during my studies and I'd love to come back again! 
Nguyen Thanh Trung msc accounting and finance
Get in touch
Chloe Lim Our country contact for Vietnam
Telephone: +603 2168 4248