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.
Nigerian Student Ambassador
My name is Chioma Elsa Nwanna and I am an economics undergraduate student at the UEA. I am also the International Student Ambassador for Nigeria.
The story of how I came to choosing the UEA is quite a funny one. At secondary school, in a waiting room, the UEA prospectus on the table was the first university prospectus I ever looked at and everything just fell into place after that. I had decided that I would study economics in order to soak up all the expertise I would need to improve the economy of my own country in the future but when the time came to actually start applying to universities, I was anxious over the fact that I hadn’t studied mathematics or statistics at A Level and I feared the difficulty and my possible inability to succeed in the course. However, upon checking the UEA course outline for my course, I found that the course had been set out and would be taught in a way where students that hadn’t studied maths wouldn’t necessarily suffer and I was relieved. It’s now my second year at the university and I’ve noticed that the UEA does everything to provide as much assistance as possible to its students; home and international.
The first thing I can say about UEA is that you will find every type of person here. This was the first thing I noticed when I arrived. There are so many different personalities which means there is a place for everyone here.
The UEA has beautiful spreads of grassland and is known for its aesthetically pleasing sceneries and the lake. The UEA has several buildings, designed with the most exquisite architecture. It is a university that is rapidly elevating on the ranking tables with the university currently being among the top 15 universities in the UK and the top 200 universities in the world. There is access to everything one would need at the university. I cannot deny my pride to be able to attend such a highly reputable university.
I have found that most students would claim the Student Union to be their favourite building at the university without a doubt as it contains several areas for students to relax and socialize. The building contains a café, a bar and even a nap room for the tired ones. I have had a few dozes in the nap room, I must admit. As wonderful as all that sounds, I spend a lot more of my time in the music building. I would say that the music building is one of my favourite buildings at the UEA and it is amazing how with being an economics student, the university still allows me to pursue and maintain the passions I have in music, drama and the arts.
As I mentioned earlier, there is something for everyone at the UEA, no matter what you are interested in. There are hundreds of societies and sports clubs available to the students of the university. Even if you don’t know what it is you are passionate about and love to do, you can surely find it out here.
If you have any questions, please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Facebook with the link below and I will be happy to help you!
Visits and Events
Meet either Mr Mark Bentley or Mrs Deby Okoh, in your country at the following events:
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.
Nigeria: Emmanuela - Studying Law
Hello, my name is Emmanuela Onyilofor, and I am an undergraduate student in my second year studying Law. I chose UEA because more than anything, I needed a place that I would feel comfortable and at home in, whilst studying a rigorous course like Law. I was therefore immediately attracted to the campus setting, with state of the art, modern accommodation and the homely community-like feel. I was also attracted to studying Law at UEA due to its high ratings in the field, an indicator of the faculty's academic excellence.
I have had a wonderful experience so far at UEA. From the point I arrived, all the UEA staff were friendly and helpful – they did their best to be welcoming and help us all get settled in. Academically, my time here has been very productive as I've learnt to think about legal and socio-legal issues independently and at the same time focus on the aspects of Law that interest me the most due to the flexible nature of the course. The learning experience here has a very one-on-one feel because the lecturers are always ready to walk us through anything we do not understand, along with the buddy system and advisor meetings that have been put in place for smooth learning. In addition to this, we are provided with sessions that help in choosing a career path, as well as good study, time management and essay writing skills. At UEA there is someone to help with any difficulties at every step of the way.
Apart from this, the social life at UEA is very exciting. Students have a wide range of over 150 clubs and societies to chose from and become a part of. So far I have been part of the International Students Society, Law Society, Dance Squad, African Caribbean Society, Creative Writing Society and several others. I have met many interesting people from all over the world by doing so. There are also all types of socials, events and gigs that occur every week at the LCR on campus and at the Waterfront in town, both run by UEA's student's union. Norwich is a beautiful, relaxed city filled with plenty of culture and history to explore. My experience here altogether has been fulfilling, laid back and exciting all at the same time.
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 Senior School Certificate of Education (SSCE) or West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE/WAEC) 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:
Find out more from INTO UEA.
English Language Requirements
We accept WAEC / WASSC / NECO taken within the last ten years, at a minimum level of C6 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. Our courses require at least the scores below. Some courses require higher scores – check course details for further information.
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 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.
UEA Nigeria Award
All Nigerian students applying to a postgraduate course* at UEA will automatically be awarded the UEA Nigeria Award.
This award is worth:
Amounts will be deducted from your tuition fees, in line with terms and conditions.
*courses commencing September 2019 only
Our Nigeria office offers a one stop service for enquirers, potential applicants and those needing visa assistance. If you wish to visit us in Lagos then please do not hesitate to contact Deborah Okoh who would be more than happy to make an appointment to meet you.
Mrs. Deborah Okoh
UEA Nigeria Office (University of East Anglia)
1st Floor, Suite A3 Goodnews Plaza
4 Agbaoku Street, Awoshika bus stop (by TFC)
Agbaoku Street (Awoshika Bus/stop)
Telephone: 0805 252 1957
Please ring or email for an appointment
Office Location (see Google Map)
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.
Port Harcourt, Owerri
UKEAS Nigeria, 3rd Floor, 76 Opebi Road, Ikeja, Lagos, 23401