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University of Essex: Admissions 2024, Rankings & Acceptance Rate

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Year of establishment1964
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Accepted Exams
Size of Campus in acres200
UG/PG Course Ratio0.60
Endowments ValuePound Sterling 6 million
Scholarships10
No.of Campuses3
Accommodation expenses4286 Pound for 1 sharing (UG),5838 Pound for 1 sharing (PG)
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Q:   What is the University of Essex known for?

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The University of Essex is known for two things; excellence in teaching and excellence in research. The university put student success at the heart of its mission and supports every student from every background to achieve outstanding outcomes in their future lives. According to the REF 2021 the University of Essex is in the UK’s top 10 for research quality in four subjects.

 

Q:   Does the University of Essex provide admission to international students?

A: 

There are more than 17,800 students at three campuses of the University of Essex. The University of Essex is a truly international university with students from more than 140 countries and a third of its students are from outside the UK.

Students Enrollment at the University of Essex in 2021

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Statistics

Total Students

17,8000+

International Students (EU)

12.8%

International Students (Non-EU)

21.5%

Undergraduate Students

13,800+

Postgraduate Students

3,900+

 

Q:   Is University of Essex hard to get into?

A: 

The University of Essex officially does not publish data on the acceptance rates. However, according to some unofficial sources the University of Essex has an acceptance rate of around 74%. Based on this data we can say the University of Essex is relatively selective for admissions. Some of the general admission requirements at the university are given as follows:

  • Average of 60% in best of four subjects from Indian high school qualifications
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency 
  • Overall 50% or 55% in Bachelors Degree
 

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Q:   Does University of Essex provides scholarships to Indian students?

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The University of Essex offers a range of scholarships as well as financial aid to students based on merit and financial needs. Some of the most popular scholarships offered to Indian students are given as follows:

  • South Asia Regional Scholarship
  • Academic Excellence International Master's Scholarship Scheme
  • Performance Sports Scholarships & Bursaries

Other than the scholarships, University of Essex offers UG and PG Student Loans where the student will start repaying the loans after it reaches a value of EUR 25,000 and EUR 404 per week. 

 

University of Essex Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :Pound 20 - 22
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Q:   How long does the University of Essex take to respond to application?

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For MBA applications, the University of Essex aims to respond to applications within two weeks. If the university offers students a place, they are contacted via email. To apply for Essex University MBA course, students can fill out the online application by accessing the portal of the university. The documents that have to submitted along with Essex University MBA are:

  • Personal statement
  • CV
  • Academic transcripts
  • References
  • English language proficiency score

Additional documents

  • Official transcript in English or a certified translation of the applicant’s academic results till date, showing marks or grades
 

Q:   What are the application deadlines at University of Essex?

A: 

The admission deadlines for undergraduate courses at the University of Essex are the same as the admission deadlines for UCAS. Meanwhile, the admission deadlines for master courses may vary each year.

Undergraduate Admission Deadlines (2024 Entry Applications)

Particulars Deadline 
Courses for 2024 entry start showing in the UCAS search tool May 2, 2024
Applications start*May 16. 2024
Deadline for the majority of the coursesJan 31, 2024

*But applications cannot be submitted until Sep 5, 2024

Postgraduate Admission Deadline

Application for master’s courses is open for Jan 2024 entry. However, the application deadlines for Jan 2024 are yet to be confirmed.

Course

Application Deadline

MA Social Work

May 26, 2024

All other postgraduate taught courses, except MA Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies (online) and MA Refugee Studies (online)

May 26, 2024

MA Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies (online) and MA Refugee Studies (online)

Sep 1, 2024

Q:   How can I get admission to the University of Essex from India?

A: 

To get admission at the University of Essex international students are required to meet the admission requirements. The general admission requirements for Indian students are:

Undergraduate

  • An average of 60% of the best four subjects from Indian high school qualifications
  • Students scoring more than 70% in English from CBSE and CISCE are not required IELTS

Postgraduate Taught

  • A minimum of 50% or 5.3/10 GPA in bachelor’s degree from Band 1 institutions
  • A minimum of 55% or 5.8/10 GPA in bachelor’s degree from Band 2 institutions

Postgraduate Research

  • An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK 2:2
  • A master’s degree with good grades for PhD programmes

The admission requirements given above are just general entry requirements and students are advised to refer to the entry requirements for the degree that they are interested in.

 

University of Essex Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MBA/PGDM(57 courses)
INR 16 L - 26 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, PTE: 56 - 60
MS(65 courses)
INR 16 L - 23 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7, PTE: 50 - 60
MIM(56 courses)
INR 16 L - 24 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, PTE: 56 - 60
M.A.(84 courses)
INR 16 L - 22 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7, PTE: 58 - 60
B.A.(137 courses)
INR 15 L - 20 L
Duration3-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 5.5 - 6
B.Sc.(26 courses)
INR 18 L - 22 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, PTE: 50 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(18 courses)
INR 19 L - 23 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, PTE: 50 & Above
BBA(35 courses)
INR 18 L - 23 L
Duration2-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 5.5 - 6, PTE: 50 & Above
M.Phil(36 courses)
INR 17 L - 20 L
Duration3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7
PG Diploma(10 courses)
INR 13 L - 16 L
Duration9 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5
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Q:   How much is the cost to study in University of Essex for International students?

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The tuition fees for international students at University of Essex mostly ranges between EUR 18,000 to EUR 27,000 based on data given on official website. The first-year tuition fee for some of the courses at the university are given as follows:

CourseFirst-Year Tuition Fee*
MSINR 15.2 Lacs - INR 21.7 lakh
MIMINR 15.2 Lacs - INR 21.7 lakh
MAINR 15.2 Lacs - INR 21 lakh
BTechINR 18 Lacs - INR 22.7 lakh
MBAINR 25.4 lakh

*The fee is taken from an unofficial source. Hence, is indicative.

 

Q:   What is the eligibility requirement at University of Essex for Indian students?

A: 

Indian students who are planning to apply for a course at the University of Essex must check the eligibility and fees. Find below common eligibility for University of Essex admission:

University of Essex Eligibility for Indian Students

Eligibility for admission at various courses of the University of Essex for Indian Students are:

UG Course

  • An average of 60% from the best four subjects from Indian High school qualification for undergraduate Bachelor degrees. Candidates who have scored 70% in English from CBSE or CISCE exam board will not require a separate English language test score.

PG Course

  • An average of 50% or 5.3/10 from Band 1 and Band 2 institutions or 55% or 5.8/10 from all other institutions in Bachelor degree.
 

Q:   What is the application fee for the University of Essex for international students?

A: 

 The University of Essex takes undergraduate admissions through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). The UCAS application fee for 2023 entry is GBP 27 for a maximum of six choices. Besides the application fees, UCAS also charges assessment fees. The cost of the assessment fee varies depending on the course and the conservatoire. For master courses, international students can directly apply through the website portal.

 

Q:   Do Indian students require IELTS for the University of Essex?

A: 

All international students whose first language is not English, are required to demonstrate their proficiency in the English language. English language requirements at the University of Essex are country specific. And, an Indian student who has achieved 70% or more in English in Class 12 from CBSE or CISCE board exam does not require an IELTS score to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

 

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Students Ratings & Reviews

3.7/5
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Vibe of Campus
  • Academically oriented
  • Friendly
  • Sporty
  • Liberal
Student Views
  • 50% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships2.8
Part time work3.3
Post study jobs3.2
Quality of faculty4.3
Student Life4.7
Value for money4
Public transportation3.8
Safety4.5
Indian Food3.2
Permanent Immigration2.8
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MSc in Data Science and its Applications - Batch of 2025
2.3
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University of Essex is good. Part-time is less.
Tips: There are no part-time jobs, students are living in London for their part-time job. Students should come here with some prior knowledge. Don't take exams slightly. If you love nature then Essex is the best place to live in. If you really want to study then University of Essex is good, but if you want to do more things along with your studies then go somewhere near London.
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MSc Advanced Computer Science - Batch of 2024
4.7
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Great academic support online and offline.
Tips: Take a Forex card before coming here. It's very helpful. Getting your BRP, a sim card, and a bank account here, should be the first things you do after arriving here. Learn some basic cooking, otherwise you will end up spending a lot more money on food.
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Academic rigor and cultural exploration
Tips: Have no preconceived notions about the country and the people. Do not focus on making Indian friends but make friends with people from different countries and be open to enjoying cultural differences. Spend a of time in the library and stay on campus as it opens more avenues for TA opportunities.
Likes (Safety): The law and order maintenance is really great and the people are really friendly and accommodating to international students. The people don't judge and are very friendly. The student council and faculty are really helpful as well. Also, the environment is very refreshing.
Dislikes (Indian Food): Personally as an Indian, it was different for me to get used to many fast food options so would prefer cooking. Niche ingredients are hard to find as well. Buying food can be really expensive. The flavour profile of the fast food was not to my liking.
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PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
A budget ranking university for computer science.
Tips: It is a good university if you’re looking for a budget, ranking and amenities for computer science department. This university is located a bit far away from London which makes it bit hard to travel around in UK. But this gives you the advantage of living on a budget.
Likes (Student Life): This university gives good study exposure, entertainment and affordability in living as it is located a bit far away from the city. As a student, it’s your job to make sure that you make the best out of it by studying and keeping yourself updated for the assignments.
Dislikes (Part time work): Part time work in the university is easy to get but you get only a few hours of work. Hence, you may need to find more part time jobs to support yourself. This I guess is the same for all the universities around. This can be easily compensated by finding a job outside the campus.
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Master of Business Administration (Essex MBA) - Batch of 2023
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Campus and faculty are great at University Of Essex
Tips: Campus and faculty are great. Might have to struggle a bit for relevant work experience so if you can ride that out financially, it’s a good experience. The city is great. Limited options when it comes to hanging out but you can always go to London which isn’t far.
Likes (Indian Food): Plenty of food options in the city and online for Indian/South Asian food. Good takeaway options as well. Might help to learn cooking though as delivery fees are a lot and not something I was used to paying. Other than that, plenty of choices for both Indian and other cuisines.
Dislikes (Part time work): It’s slightly difficult to find part time work relevant to my course (MBA) in Colchester as there’s not much work here. So, the part time options are restaurants or call centers, etc. If you get online, you might find work elsewhere around but you’ll have to spend on transportation then.
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University of Essex Placements

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KPMG
Pfizer
Cisco Systems
IBM
pwc
Microsoft
YesBank
AVIVA
Intel
Tata Steel
pwc
Elitecore Technologies
Ernst & Young
CopalPartner
HP
Nestle
Grant Thornton
Deloitte
VISA
Eureka Forbes
Accenture
RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland)
Google
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Q:   Can I apply for a part-time job at the University of Essex?

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Yes, international students going for full-time degree courses are allowed to do part-time work while studying. However, an international student is allowed only a maximum of 20 hours per week for paid/unpaid work for those studying at a degree level or more. Full-time work is allowed but only during vacations. Self-employment, freelance and contract work are not permitted.
 

Q:   How are University of Essex placements?

A: 

Check below the key highlights for University of Essex placements:

University of Essex Placements Highlights

Total Placement Stats

79%

Career Outcome Rate

94%

Internships

Available

the highest Recruiting Sector

Management Level

Average Salary

GBP 24,000

Top Recruiting Firms

Insurance

Part-time Work Options

Available

 

Q:   Who are the top recruiters in University of Essex placement?

A: 

Find below the top employers of University of Essex:

Top Employers

Accenture

Apple

BAE Systems

Deloitte

Nestle

Microsoft

EY

Google

Sentara Health

Shakespeare Company

Hewlett Packard

Tommy Hilfiger

 

University of Essex Rankings 2024

B++Overall University Grade
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Electronics EngineeringB
#50
#451-500
Business EconomicsB++
#7
#126-150
PoliticsB++
#27
#51-100
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Q:   Is University of Essex better than Middlesex University?

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Below is the comparison between University of Essex and Middlesex University based on fee and rankings:

University NameRankings (As per US News)First-Year Tuition Fee
University of Essex39INR 8 L - INR 27 L
Middlesex University62INR 13 L - INR 17 L
 

Q:   What is the ranking of University of Essex in the world?

A: 

University of Essex was ranked at 32 out of 130 UK universities by the Complete University Guide 2024. The university is ranked at 56 in the global Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023 and ranked in the top 100 globally for nine of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals assessed. Check below other rankings of University of Essex:

  • Top 30 university, and in the top 4 for ‘value-added’, in the Guardian University Guide 2024
  • Students' Union is 16th for Students’ Union  (National Student Survey 2023, English Broad Discipline Institutions)
  • Number one university in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), the flagship Innovate UK programme
  • Four subject areas in the top 10 in The Guardian University Guide 2024
  • 24th for international outlook in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023
  • Top 100 globally for politics and international studies in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2023)
 

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University of Essex FAQs

Q:   Is the University of Essex a good choice for international students?

A: 
The University of Essex is one of the top universities in the United Kingdom. The QS World University Rankings 2023 ranked the University of Essex #465 in the world. Meanwhile, the Complete University Guide 2023 ranked the University of Essex #39 nationally. Similarly, the Guardian University Guide 2023 ranked the University of Essex #42 in the United Kingdom.
 

Q:   Does University of Essex offer conditional admissions?

A: 

The University of Essex offers various types of offers if you applied via the Direct Admissions Form. You will need to follow the instructions provided in your offer letter to accept your offer. Yes, the University of Essex offers a conditional offer and a conditional offer means that you have been offered a place based on some conditions, these are usually you’re a-level results.

 

Q:   How many campuses are there of University of Essex?

A: 

The University of Essex has three campuses.

Campus

Particulars

Colchester

This campus is home to 15,000 students from more than 130 countries and it is the largest of three campuses

Southend

This campus is in the heart of Southend and it has state-of-the-art facilities and a close-knit international community.

This campus is home to the School of Health & Social Care and Essex Business School.

Loughton

This campus has state-of-the-art facilities providing an idyllic atmosphere for study.

This campus is home to the East 15 Acting School.

 

Q:   Do Indian students require IELTS for the University of Essex?

A: 

All international students whose first language is not English, are required to demonstrate their proficiency in the English language. English language requirements at the University of Essex are country specific. And, an Indian student who has achieved 70% or more in English in Class 12 from CBSE or CISCE board exam does not require an IELTS score to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

 
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