UEA is a campus based university with a student population of 16,000 and is home to more than 4000 International and EU students from over 120 countries. You can meet our staff and students at various events around the world and in the UK. 

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Japanese Student Ambassador

Hello, I am Yoko Igari, an undergraduate student studying International Development with Social Anthropology and Politics with Overseas experience in UEA.

I am interested in improving individual’s life and create the world without any discrimination and inequality. I chose this university mainly because UEA has excellent reputation for International Development in particular and I believe this is the best place to start my career. In our school, we can study various important global topics such as global warming, gender inequality and refugee crisis with professional lecturers who have deep knowledge and experience in multi-fields of development.

This is my first time to study abroad, so I know exactly what you feel. You may worry about studying in different countries in a second language; this is a really big challenge. 


However, there is no fear as UEA provides you great support! For instance, you can apply for English Language Classes or just bring yourself to the Conversation Club which is open to all international students to practice English. If you would like to get accustomed to the circumstances and academic skills before university, you can start from INTO UEA which runs several useful courses for non-native speakers on campus. Now UEA has more than 3,500 international students from over 120 countries.

UEA is also exciting for extra social activities! There are many societies and clubs that you can join and socialise with new friends from different countries and know other cultures. The societies not only organise events and parties for fun, but also sometimes provides the opportunities to engage the volunteer and to learn what you are interest in.

I also want to highlight the wonderful environment of living here. UEA campus is surrounded by beautiful nature. Laying on grass sets you free and taking a walk around the lake makes you relax. You can even see rabbits hopping besides you on your way to the class. Norwich is a special city having a long history and kind people. There are number of historical architectures, lovely cafes and pubs as well as modern buildings, entertainment facilities. You can find whatever you want in here.

As a whole, life in UEA and Norwich is very satisfying.

I hope that you will be one member of us and spend unforgettable time together.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions by email at japanesestudents@uea.ac.uk or on Facebook.  You can also read my blog in Japanese.

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Visits and Events

Meet Ms Victoria Isherwood, Assistant Head of UEA International, and Dr Maren Duvendack, Senior Lecturer in Development Economics, in your country at the following events:

SI-UK University Fair, Osaka

 Date and time

 17 October 2018

 17:00 - 21:00


 Knowledge Capital Congrès Convention Center

 Second Basement, North Building, Grand Front Osaka

 3-1 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0011


BEO Education Fairs, Osaka

 Date and time

 18 October 2018

 16:30 - 20:30


 Herbis Hall, B-2 Herbis Osaka

 2-5-25, Umeda, Kita-ku

 Osaka, 530-0001 ,Japan


SI-UK University Fair, Tokyo

 Date and time

 19 October 2018

 16:00 - 21:00


 Shinjuku Sumitomo Sky Room

 47F Shinjuku Sumitomo Building

 Nishi-Shinjuku 2-6-1 

 Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0247


Study UK Fair, Tokyo

 Date and time

 20 October 2018

 13:00 - 18:00


 Akihabara UDX


BEO Education Fairs, Tokyo

 Date and time

 21 October 2018

 13:00 - 18:00


 Sunsky Room, 30F Shinjuku L Tower

 1-6-1 Nishi-Shinjuku 

 Shinjuku, Tokyo, 163-1590, JAPAN


If you are planning a trip to the UK, why not come and pay us a visit?

The University offers Open Days and Campus Tours throughout the year. Our tours are geared towards giving international visitors the opportunity to experience our unique surroundings and first-class facilities. 

See what life is like on our campus and in Norwich and Norfolk.

Student Stories Student Stories

Japan: Shohei - MA Applied Translation Studies

Hi, I am Shohei Yamaguchi and I studied MA Applied Translation Studies from 2015-2016. I am now working at a Norwich-based company as an in-house translator.

I decided to study translation at MA level when new translation standards were approved.  An MA degree in translation is recognised as a universal qualification for professional translators. The reason I chose to study in the UK was because I could complete an MA in a year and I didn’t want to go for longer without an income. The modules UEA provided were well-balanced between academia and practice, from translation theories and outlines of current translation industries to translation software, necessary for translators. However, practising your translation skills outside the classroom is indispensable and the work experience module gives you this opportunity.

Norwich is the ideal location to travel to London to look for work.  It is just two hours by train.

It is important to travel and spend time for leisure as long as you can, but how much you strive will change your life and results after a year. The more you become hungry and active, the bigger rewards you get at the end of your study.


初めまして。2015~2016年、MA Applied Translation Studiesに在籍していた山口翔平と申します。現在はノリッチで、社内翻訳者として働いでいます。




Japan: Yukari - Education and Development

Name: Yukari Iwama

Years studied at UEA: 2015-2016

Subject Studied at UEA: Education and Development

Favorite Memory of UEA:

-I enjoyed close communication with lecturers, which contributed greatly to academic growth. Because lecturers of UEA were all very supportive, I often discussed with them about my idea when I worked on essays and presentation of coursework. Feedback of coursework also led to my deeper understanding of learning and expands my perspective.

- It was also great for us to have many opportunities to think about future career. Some lecturers often set talk session with alumnus and practitioners working in development field. We were also provided various practical seminars and workshops by external lecturers. Through taking these opportunities, I could find out my core pillars to decide future career, which were humanitarian emergency affair and education and child protection in emergency.

- Another my favorite memory of UEA is spending fun time with friends, which always relaxes me and energizes me. Having coffee and eating dinner with course mates and flat mates, joining bible, going for pub crawl…all these things relived stress from intensive study. Since everyone has very different background, I always made a new discovery in conversation.

Current career: Program Officer of HEA (Humanitarian & Emergency Affair) Unit, Program/Operation Dept., World Vision Japan

Advice to prospective students:

I think UEA is the best place if you want to study in a cosmopolitan environment with colleagues who have various backgrounds. Discussion from various perspectives and safe atmosphere which respects the view of each student can expand each student’s view.

Regarding academic learning skills, I’d advise the basic skills of academic writing and reading of academic journals. Even though UEA provide many academic supports, I saw some international students had difficulties to get used to the practice of academic English in early stage after the first semester begun. In my case, learning in INTO pre-master course helped me a lot to follow the lectures and seminars at early stage.

Advice to current students:

Since I did not have any experience in Development field, I was overwhelmed the broadness of the field. Narrowing the focus of interest through daily reading, lecture and seminars, coursework and dissertation helped me to decide the direction of future.

I think it is important to get various supports which you can get. Not only academic support which university provide but also supports from colleague are very meaningful. In my case, I shared and asked advice to my course mates and friends about questions found in lectures, dissertation topic and future career. Sometimes I could solve the issue by myself talking to them, and sometimes their opinions from various perspectives helped me to find the way.


氏名:岩間 縁


コース:開発学部 教育と開発コース













もうすでにUEAで勉強される予定の方は、できる限りacademic Englishの基本を学んでおくのもよいと思う。UEAでは留学生のためのacademic supportもとても充実しているが、修士課程では始まってすぐに授業が本格化するため、日本人に限らず留学生の中には、慣れないacademic journalの読み方、エッセイの書き方に慣れるのに苦労している人も多かった。私の場合は、修士課程準備コースで学んだことが、最初授業についていく際にとても役に立ったと感じている。








<卒業生の声 3: 岩間 縁さん MA Education and Development>



Requirements Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Those holding one of the following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate study(Bachelor degree programmes):

  • Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with a recognised foundation/bridging qualification
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum 32 - 35 points (depending on course)
  • British 'A' levels with a minimum BBC-ABB (depending on course)
  • Junior College 2 and 3 year diploma
  • College of Technology 5 year programme diploma

Holders of a good Bachelor degree will be considered for entry to postgraduate study (Master degree programmes)

Holders of a good Masters degree will be considered for entry to MPhil/PhD study

English Language Requirements

All applicants to the University of East Anglia must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of English language before they can be admitted onto any course or programme.

The below are guidelines only.  Please be sure to check requirements for your specific course.


Test Score
IELTS* 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in each component
PEARSON ACADEMIC (all components)* 62 overall with minimum of 55 in each component


*We also accept a wide range of other English language qualifications, as listed here

*Those not meeting the above English language requirements are encouraged to consider and English Language programme at INTO UEA in preparation for our degree courses.


Scholarships and Finance Scholarships and Finance

Fees and Funding

Fees 2018-19

For full details of overseas students fees and information on fee status please visit these Planning Office pages.

Please note that fees are reviewed annually and may be subject to small increases for any subsequent years of study.

Funding 2018-19

See our International Scholarships pages for details of non-region specific available funding opportunities.

Vice Chancellors International Undergraduate Scholarship

The Vice Chancellors International Undergraduate Excellence Scholarships are designed to reward outstanding international applicants, who have been offered a place to study with UEA.

Scholarships are awarded in amounts of 25% or 50% of your tuition fees and are deducted on a yearly basis from your tuition fees.

For more information see our International Undergraduate Scholarships page

School of International Development Awards

5 x £3,000 tuition fee reduction awards offered on the basis of academic excellence and personal statement.


The International Office Excellence Award

1 x 50% tuition fee reduction award offered on the basis of academic excellence and personal statement. This award excludes applicants for International Development and Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies.  

Scholarship Deadline: Applicants from Japan must be in receipt of a UEA postgraduate taught offer by 28 February 2018. All offer holders will be invited to apply and notified of their success in March 2018. 

Contact us: intl.officesupport@uea.ac.uk   


School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies Awards

1 x £6,000 tuition fee reduction award offered on the basis of academic excellence and personal statement.


Agents Agents


UEA works with partners around the world to promote our programmes and provide a service to students applying to the University.  These partners have been carefully selected and we provide regular training to ensure that UEA is accurately represented and that the applicant experience is good. If you are unhappy with an aspect of your applicant experience,  please contact us.

Approved Agents:


For Study Abroad:


Assistance for Japanese and other international students already in the UK:

Clarendon House
52 Cornmarket Street
Oxford OX1 3HJ

Tel: 01865 522669


Linen Hall
Room 538
162-168 Regent Street

Tel: 020-7287-7040
Fax: 020-7287-7030

Alumni Groups Alumni Groups

Alumni Groups

UEA East Japan

Chair: Makoto Hayasaka

Email: hayasakauea@gmail.com


UEA West Japan

Chair: Mikio Ando

Email: mikio_ando@kcc.zaq.ne.jp  


If you studied at UEA and now live in Japan, get involved with other UEA alumni in your area and around the world through the UEA Netcommunity