Kenya

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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My name is Akshil Shah and I am a second-year undergraduate student studying Business Finance and Economics at the University of East Anglia. Studying at UEA has been a tremendous experience for me. The UEA campus has a lot of greenery, has bunnies during the winter season and even has a lake right on campus. The view from the library overlooking the lake is really pretty.

I have also gotten to choose a course which allows me to combine multiple interests and select exciting modules to study. The professors are always approachable and are always willing to help you. The UEA also allows you to develop into a well-rounded student and has various services to help you.

The Career-Central provides you with workshops on various career-related activities. I also have a passion for entrepreneurship and the UEA Student Enterprise provides entrepreneurial workshops and guidance for students. I was able to take part in a social enterprise event hosted by the university last year called Social Storm and this was a really good event which taught us various skills such as how to make a business plan and how to make a video pitch.

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Norwich is a beautiful city and is only a 20 to 25-minute bus ride away from campus. The city has a wide range of shopping, restaurants with a range of various cuisines and cinemas with the latest movies. Norwich is also a great city because it is reasonably priced as compared to other cities.

The university also has the Sportspark on campus which has great sports facilities including an Olympic sized swimming pool. As a member of the table tennis team, we have our training sessions over here. We also have a 24-hour library and multiple places to eat on campus.

You can also follow your passion be it through sports or meeting people with similar interests by joining a range of different sports clubs and societies on campus.

If you have any questions please contact me via email at eastafricanstudents@uea.ac.uk or contact me via the Facebook link below.

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Student Stories Student Stories

Kenya: Lydia - Development Studies

UEA surpassed my expectations. I had various concerns about coming to UEA, from travelling to the U.K, to my accommodation, the weather, and making friends. I need not have worried. There is a genuine friendly atmosphere that is demonstrated by all the staff members. The student union is responsible for organizing all the fun activities and handling the concerns of the student body. Living in residences has been an enriching experience; I have made friends from different cultures and created a new "family". The campus is very culturally diverse and various activities are planned to ensure that there is integration among all the students. No wonder UEA is ranked as number one when it comes to student satisfaction!

I chose to study Development at UEA because it is a well established course, and also the home of the ODG (Overseas Development Group). The lecturers are involved in world wide research and use their first hand experience. The numerous opportunities offered have kept me fully occupied. There are a ton of clubs and societies to cater to everyone's tastes. I have taken up Spanish on top of my regular course load, and found a job via the Advice Centre which posts local part time and voluntary work.

The beauty of being at UEA is that one is able to dash off to all the excitement of the city, like shopping, exploring the historic Castle, Cathedrals and great variety of pubs and restaurants, and still return to the familiar atmosphere of campus. The Broad (lake) and the open space are picturesque. UEA is also well-known for its modern sports park. There is also the convenience of shopping and banking along The Street, on campus. The Chaplaincy caters to various religions and it is evident that UEA seeks to nurture us academically, psychologically, physically and spiritually.

So far I have had a wonderful time, it can sometimes be challenging but nevertheless it's been full of many exciting opportunities. If you have a question, be it concerning visa applications, what to pack, scholarship opportunities, anything, feel free to drop me a line. I look forward to seeing you at UEA!


Requirements Requirements

Admissions Requirements

For direct entry to undergraduate programmes

Please refer to each course page for specific A Level and IB requirements.

Other qualifications, gained after 13 years of education, can be considered for direct entry onto Undergraduate courses.

 

For direct entry to Masters programmes

Those completing an Undergraduate degree will usually be considered for entry onto Masters programmes. For most courses we require equivalent to a UK 2:1.

 

For direct entry to Research degrees (MPhil, PhD)

Those completing a Masters degree or with substantial research experience in their degree can be considered for Research degrees (MPhil, PhD).

 

INTO Pathway Programmes

Holders of the Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) will be required to take a foundation programme before entering the first year of an undergraduate course.

If you are not eligible for direct entry you are encouraged to look at our pathway programmes on campus at INTO UEA:

  • The INTO Foundation is the perfect preparation for progression onto a range of UEA undergraduate degrees
  • International Year One course leads onto the 2nd year of degrees in several subject areas
  • The INTO UEA Graduate Diploma prepares students for several of UEA’s Masters programmes.

Find out more from INTO UEA.

 

 

 

 

 


English Language Requirements

We accept KCSE English, taken within the last ten years, at a minimum level of C as evidence of your English language skills. In cases where the certificate is older than ten years, evidence of use of English in the intervening period either through work or further study at a recognised institution may be taken into consideration.

Alternatively we accept IELTS and PTE. Please check course details for further information.

For a full list of acceptable English qualifications, including grade requirements for iGCSE English and International Baccalaureate English, please see here.

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.

Undergraduate - English Language Requirements

Test Score
IELTS 6.0
PTE 55

Postgraduate Taught and Research - English Language Requirements

Test Score
IELTS 6.5
PTE 62

Academic English Assistance

For those not meeting the above academic and/or English language requirements for direct entry, INTO University of East Anglia offers a wide range of Academic Preparation and English Language Programmes designed to assist applicants enter UEA degree courses.


Scholarships and Finance Scholarships and Finance

Fees and Funding

Fees 2019-20

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 2019-20

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


International Undergraduate Scholarships

These scholarships are designed to reward applicants who have been offered a place to study with UEA and who can clearly and concisely explain how studying here at UEA will help them to make an outstanding contribution to their chosen field of study as well as the wider UEA community. 

All applicants to the scholarship will receive a minimum of a £2,000 first year tuition fee discount, whilst a large number of successful applicants will be upgraded to fee discounts of £4,000, £6,000 or £10,000 per year of study.

For terms and conditions and to apply, see our International Undergraduate Scholarships page.


Kenya Undergraduate Scholarships 2019/20

All students applying to an undergraduate course* at UEA, living and studying in Kenya** will automatically be awarded the Kenyan Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship. This award is worth £3000, and will be deducted from your tuition fees for each year of your programme at UEA*** automatically.

*applications to the Faculty of Medicine and Health are excluded from this scholarship

**any nationality but must have been domiciled and attending school in Kenya at point of application

***to a maximum of five years

Terms and Conditions

Offer-holders are also encouraged to apply for UEA’s International Undergraduate Scholarship worth up to £30,000.


UEA Sub-Saharan Africa Award

All Sub-Saharan Africa students applying to a postgraduate course* at UEA will automatically be awarded the UEA Sub-Saharan Africa Award. 

This award is worth:

  • £4,000 - if you meet your offer to study with UEA 
  • £5,000 - if your final undergraduate grade is the equivalent of a high 2:1
  • £6,000 - if your final undergraduate grade is the equivalent of a 1st class

Amounts will be deducted from your tuition fees, in line with terms and conditions.

*courses commencing September 2019 only


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