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.
Southern African Student Ambassador
Hey! My name is Bryan Theo Mfhaladi from Botswana in Southern Africa and I am currently studying Actuarial Science with a year in industry at UEA. There were numerous reasons why I came to study at UEA.
There were one of the few universities in the UK offering my course with the full entire 8 accreditations offered by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries when I was applying. The option to include a placement year also swayed me as well as the way UEA sits as part of the city it is in.
UEA is also ranked in the top 200 of the Times Higher Education rankings, which also cemented it as my choice of study. As soon as you step into UEA, you will find that there are numerous activities on campus alone. The large campus houses an art gallery, a state-of-the-art library, a world class Sportspark which was voted the best indoor university sport facility in 2019. The campus also has the convenience of housing several accommodation houses which meant that navigating my way from my accommodation to lecture rooms was unproblematic. With numerous spots around campuses to relax, coffee shops, a sleeping room, a beautiful lake, an open space in The Square to enjoy the summer and many other places, you can always be sure to find a place which suits your character. With a wide range of societies and sports clubs, you will always find a place to belong at UEA. If you cannot find the society you desire, which I highly doubt, you can even suggest it to the Student Union or start it.
The campus is located about 20 minutes from the city centre by bus, with the buses departing for the city centre every 15 minutes every day. Norwich being also a cycle-friendly city means that the city is also accessible faster when cycling. If you really want to refresh your mind, you can even take the 45 minute refreshing walk, passing through parks and beautiful cafes along the way. Norwich, the city of cathedrals and pubs, is an amusing, fun and intriguing city which you can never finish being amazed by it.
I am here to answer any questions you have about UEA, be it about the campus or your course or even about the vibrant Norwich city, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a facebook message at: www.facebook.com/ueasouthernafrica
I am currently living on campus, which is amazing. The convenience of having the library, classes, medical centre, LCR and sports-park a walking distance from my halls is great. I feel very safe to move around campus and the city at any time because the security team and police respectively are always on patrol. Norwich is a wonderful city offering a perfect balance of one’s needs; a great shopping experience, pubs and clubs for a good night out and various churches and places of worship. I know I made the right choice coming to UEA and I am looking forward to an amazing year here.
If you have any questions about studying at UEA, please contact me via the Facebook link above or by email:
Visit and Events
We are not currently attending events in your country, however, we welcome your interest. Please feel free to contact the relevant staff member responsible for your region.
Alternatively, 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.
Malawi: Tinashe - BSc Actuarial Science
I am Tinashe Gabriel Chiweshe but am known here as Tinashe or just T. I started my UEA experience in September 2012 studying BSc Actuarial Science and am going into my third and final year. Having developed a love for mathematics at A Level I wanted to study a mathematical degree and actuarial science was the perfect fit. Studying Actuarial Science at UEA ensures when I graduate I will get more than half of the exemptions I need to become a qualified actuary. And of course, I could not say no to that scholarship!
I was born and brought up in Zimbabwe and even though there was a huge culture difference when I arrived, there was enough support to help me settle in quickly and comfortably. The city of Norwich is calm, clean and most importantly safe. During my two years at UEA I have enjoyed both the academic and non-academic side of my studies. Being involved in several societies allows me to take a break from studies and meet new people and make new friends. In these I get to develop a vast array of skills which sets me apart from the crowd. On campus is the Sportspark which is the biggest university indoor sports centre in Britain with international standards, which also includes an Olympic size pool among other facilities. So for a football lover like myself I go there every week to play with my course mates on the state of the art football pitches. The campus itself is huge with a nice lake which has BBQ stands next to it and acres of green space. Staying on campus is definitely an added bonus allowing me to wake up 20 minutes before my lectures after a busy night in the 24hr library.
The city centre gives you a historical feel through the Norwich Castle among many other amazing features and a modern touch through great shopping malls perfect to dent the bank. Not to forget to mention, the range and quality of restaurants is amazing. I have made friends on my course, in residences and in societies and can testify I have never felt at home away from home the way it feels at UEA. Choosing to study at UEA was one of the best choices I have ever made and I would encourage anyone to choose UEA because I have never looked back.
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
If you are not eligible for direct entry you are encouraged to look at our pathway programmes on campus at INTO UEA:
Find out more from INTO UEA.
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.
*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.
Fees and Funding
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.
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 and to the wider UEA community.
We are looking for entrants who have researched the opportunities available to them as a student at UEA, who can demonstrate a track record of community engagement and who can demonstrate how their degree will make a difference to the lives and community around them.
All applicants to the scholarship will be considered on one of our monthly panels and those successful will receive an award 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.
UEA Sub-Saharan Africa Award