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.
Over the next year, I am pursuing a Master’s degree in Agriculture and Rural Development through UEA’s School of International Development. UEA is ranked among the world’s top schools for development studies and is consistently on the front lines of researching and addressing some of the world’s most pressing development issues. When I visited the campus prior to applying, I had the chance to meet with my future course directors and students enrolled in other International Development courses at UEA. During my visit, I felt an atmosphere of comradery across campus and a desire among the faculty to prepare and support their students to fulfil their goals and to possess the tools and knowledge to create positive change around the world. I knew UEA was the place for me after my visit and that I wanted to join and contribute to this world-renowned community of scholars and change agents.
Many of the students studying in my school have worked in the field for several years and bring a wealth of practical knowledge and experience to our class discussions. I recently graduated from my undergraduate programme in the United States and have not had many opportunities to work with development organisations and programmes. Although I spend most of my time reading and preparing for classes, I make sure not to waste this once in a lifetime opportunity to befriend and learn from my classmates and their experiences conducting micro-finance projects in Uganda, women’s empowerment initiatives in India, and agriculture extension programmes across West Africa.
UEA offers a number of resources and programmes to support students and their academic and personal success, including a library that is open 24/7, a Sportspark with numerous exercise and recreational facilities, and an Enterprise Centre equipped with staff to help transform your entrepreneurial spirit and ideas. If you need a break from studying in the library, you do not have to venture far to find a nice relaxing spot around the UEA broad, in one of the campus’s many coffee shops, or at my personal favourite spot on campus – The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
Most of my days are spent studying in the library, but I still find time to have fun and immerse myself in the local community and British culture. Most of my flat mates and course mates are international students as well, and we have bonded during our adventures to explore the shops, pubs, and historic sites of Norwich and to appreciate the beauty of Norfolk’s beaches, forests, and broads. This opportunity to live and learn at UEA has given me the ability to further my understanding and passion for development while exposing me to new cultures, ideas, and experiences. I know these memories and connections will follow me long after I have completed my programme and will remind of the people, places, and experiences that make UEA feel like home.
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Visit and Events
Meet a UEA staff, Graham Wise, Rachel Gover or Alana Stuart, in your country at the following events:
Idealist Grad School Fair, Philadelphia
Plainfield District IRCF, Plainfield
Idealist Grad School Fair, Washington DC
Idealist Minnesota, Minneapolis
Idealist Chicago, Illinois
Idealist Chicago, Illinois
Conrow, Montgomery & Willis College Night, Conroe
Houston Area Catholic High School College Night, Houston
Katy ISD College and Career Night, Houston
USC Graduate Schools Fair, Los Angeles
Santa Monica High School College Fair, Santa Monica
Grossmont UHSD College Fair, El Cajon
Idealist Fair, Los Angeles
Idealist Fair, Los Angeles
Idealist Fair, San Francisco
Idealist Fair, Seattle
Idealist Fair, Atlanta
Portland National College Fair, Portland
Seattle National College Fair, Seattle
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.
USA: Ashleyanne - Visiting Student in American Studies
Name: Ashleyanne Krigbaum
Area of Study: Visiting Student in American Studies
Year Attended: 2006-07
How did UEA prepare you for your career or help you make decisions? The experiences I had at UEA, on campus and off, really shaped me into who I am now, more so than any other years I spent during my university studies. Inside the classroom, I was able to take classes that were specific to my major (Gender Studies) at my home university, that also spanned several schools inside UEA. Having that range of professors, and approaches, to my major was so exciting. Also, I felt more challenged in my courses at UEA than back at home, so when I excelled in my marks in each, it was life-changing. I felt like if I could make it at UEA, I could make it anywhere. Also, the people I met on campus become some of my closest friends to this day. After I graduated, I came back to Norwich to work (at Radio Norwich), because I loved my experience at UEA and in the city so much. My time at UEA really helped me take control over my life, and realize that I can really achieve whatever I want, no matter where I am.
My best day at UEA was…
Can I say, "all of them?" Truly. The best years of my life were all spent in Norwich, and mostly at UEA.
What advice would you offer to current students, or anyone considering studying at UEA? If UEA can offer you courses that you think can expand the viewpoint you have on the world, and further your personal path of studies, you should really consider enrolling at UEA. The campus is beautiful, straight-forward, and offers a lot of socializing outside of classes. Plus, you're nestled in one of the best cities in the UK, with access to many international cultures right on campus
USA: Justus Flair - Biography and Creative Non-Fiction
I am working towards a Masters in Biography and Creative Non-Fiction here at UEA. This is a rather niche topic and not many universities offer a course in non-fiction, so UEA was the obvious choice — a university known for writing in a UNESCO City of Literature. I visited Norwich and the campus before enrolling and even had the chance to meet with my programme director and another American student. The campus is so inviting and I felt so welcome that I knew I had to attend. Having done my undergrad at a large state university in the United States, the campus was drastically different, with a greater sense of community, a closer feeling.
My instructors frequently remind my classmates and me how lucky we are to have a year to devote solely to writing. It’s a privilege I’m trying not to waste, spending most of my time reading and writing. The coursework is stimulating and challenges my preconceived notions of literary classifications and norms. My cohort is small, only fourteen of us full-time, and we really dive into the material.
USA: Patricia - International Relations and Development Studies
Hello! I'm Patricia and I am a post-graduate student studying International Relations and Development Studies at UEA. I am originally from California but I grew up in New Mexico. I graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2006 with a B.A. in Psychology and University honours with international distinction. During my undergraduate program, I studied at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada for one year. I had such a great experience in Canada that I wanted to go abroad again which brought me to UEA for my master's degree.
UEA has one of the top Development Studies programs in England if not the world and it has a diverse group of students from all over the world. I really enjoy studying at UEA because of the world class lecturers and great facilities such as the 24 hour computer lab (I spend a lot of time there and in the library). The social life isn't bad either; I am in two societies and the dev students organize nights out. I would encourage any student to study abroad and particularly at UEA. Everyone is very welcoming and friendly and ready to help you settle into your studies.
Holders of a Bachelor degree, from an accredited institution, with a cumulative academic grade point average of 3.0 and above will be considered for postgraduate study. This will normally be a postgraduate diploma or a taught Masters degree and exceptionally PhD studies.
Masters degree holders will be considered for Ph.D. study.
International Baccalaureate (IB) or A level
Holders of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma (or six IB Subject Certificates including at least three at the higher level) or A levels will be considered for direct admission to Undergraduate Degree courses. For details of subject and grade requirements use our course catalogue to find the course that you are interested in. IB and A level grade and subject requirements can be found under the ‘Entry Requirements’ section of each course page. Please note that additional IB Middle Year/GCSE requirements may also apply.
High School Graduate Diploma & AP Exams
Holders of a US High School Diploma alongside 3-5 AP Exams will be considered for direct admission to Undergraduate Degree courses. For details of subject and grade requirements; use the table below to compare our A level requirements to the US High School Diploma and AP Exams. The number of AP Exams required will be variable depending on the course and the combination of AP Exams being undertaken. Some Undergraduate Degree courses at UEA will require AP Exams in specific subjects. To find our A level requirements; use our course catalogue to find the course that you are interested in. A level grade and subject requirements can be found under the ‘Entry Requirements’ section of each course page.
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Literature and Mathematics Requirements
We will require credits to have been undertaken in Literature or English Language and Mathematics based subjects as part of the High School Diploma. Specific requirements will depend on the course being applied for.
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Holders of Associate Degrees may be considered for direct admission to Undergraduate Degree courses when presented alongside a High School Diploma. We will review the content of the Associate Degree and the number/value of the credits that have been earned when assessing the suitability of this qualification for entry onto any Undergraduate Degree course at UEA.
We recommend that you contact our Admissions Team for further information about our requirements for this qualification.
SATs, ACTs and SAT Subject Tests
We welcome applicants who are able to present SAT and/or ACT qualifications in support of their application, alongside one or more of the options noted above. Please contact our Admissions Team if you need any further information.
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Study Abroad entry
Semester or year study abroad candidates must be registered as full time students at an accredited US university or college. The normal entry requirement for US visiting students is a GPA of 3.0 or above, supported by an academic transcript and references. Click here to see details of UEA's semester/year abroad programme.
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 North American Partner Award
Students graduating from one of our American or Canadian Study Abroad Partner Institutions and applying to a postgraduate course* at UEA will be automatically awarded the UEA North American Partner Award.
The award is worth £3,000 and will form a deduction from your UEA tuition fees, in line with terms and conditions.
*courses commencing September 2019 only
Regional Manager (USA and Canada)
Alana is based in Michigan and travels extensively across the United States and Canada to connect with students. She has worked in university admissions for almost 10 years and started at UEA in October 2016. Alana earned her M.A. in International Education in 2014. She looks forward to working with you and assisting you with your UEA journey!
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.
US Federal Loans
United States citizens or permanent residents can apply for loans if they have been offered and accepted an offer of a place at the University of East Anglia. This can be done through the U.S. Federal loan program (Title IV) or through a private lender, e.g. Sallie Mae.
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