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.
American Student Ambassador
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.
UEA has a fabulous library, not only for the books, but also for the floors of study space when I find my own room distracting. UEA offers a great deal of events to support academic programmes as well. There are visiting lectures, presentations by students, film screenings, and seemingly endless literary events. Just after I began my studies, UEA alum Kazuo Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize for Literature and addressed a sold-out crowd on campus.
While working hard, I’m also having a great deal of fun at UEA. Nearly half my fellow non-fiction writers are international and it’s wonderful to feel immersed in a British environment while still bonding over how foreign certain things feel. Getting perspectives on my writing from around the world is a new opportunity and immensely useful, but just as wonderful is learning about new cultures over a pint in the student bar after class. After my time here I could tell you what makes the best fish and chips, but also about social classes in Brazil, religions in Malaysia, and weddings in India. These friends have given me new experiences and helped me feel, after a short time, so at home at UEA.
If you have any questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit and Events
We are not currently attending any international study fairs in your country. Please keep checking this page for details of future events.
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: 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.
*Please see our MBBS Medicine course page for further information.
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.
If you need further information about our requirements for any specific course, please contact ourAdmissions Team.
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.
(NOTE: these are general guidelines only; requirements for entry may vary depending on competitiveness of particular programmes.)
FAFSA code: G10 915 ACT code: 5317
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.
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
UEA Santander Postgraduate Scholarships
Masters programme offer holders can apply for Santander Postgraduate Scholarships, worth £5,000.
UEA North America Office
1307 New York Avenue NW, Suite 200, Washington D.C. 20005
Our North America Office is conveniently located in Washington DC to assist potential students, partners and alumni across the US and Canada. Feel free to contact us with any queries or requests.
UK Cell: +44 7824 483341
US Cell: +1 202 600 6810
Pete has been working with higher education internationalisation for ten years across a number of institutions and with UEA since 2010. In 2013 he set up our first fully servicing regional office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is now working to build our presence in North America.
Alana is based in Michigan, Alana joins UEA from MSU and brings with her over eight years of expertise in the U.S. higher education industry. She will travel extensively across the U.S. and Canada.
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.