Application application

With nearly 17,000 students from around 130 countries, UEA is a diverse and welcoming place! 

Voted as one of the UK’s Top 25 universities, UEA enables you to experience top quality academic, cultural and social facilities. 

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You can view our Application Timeline here.

  • All exchange students need to be nominated directly to us by their home university (one of our partner universities).
  • All fee-paying (not from an exchange partner) students require an academic reference from their home university.
  • Study Abroad applicants are expected to have attained their home university's equivalent 3.0 GPA (out of 4.0)
  • Erasmus applicants are expected to have attained suitable academic credits in line with the Erasmus agreement in place.

Our application deadline for September entry is 1 June. If you're joining us in January, we'll need your completed application by 31 October.


  • Your passport must be up-to-date and valid for longer than six months after the study abroad period. You must provide a copy of your valid travel document before arrivals to the Study Abroad Office, and inform us about any document changes prior to your arrival.
  • EU citizens may use a valid EU identity card instead of a passport.
  • You must provide us with an official transcript indicating your most recent grades, including a stamp or signature or other seal of authenticity from your home university.


  • Citizens of English-majority nations are not required to prove their level of English.
  • Erasmus exchange students who are not studying on a Tier 4 visa may include a reference from their Erasmus Coordinator or English lecturer attesting an English level of at least B2.
  • All other applicants must complete an English test and receive equivalent to an IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall, and at least 6.0 in each category, or equivalent.  (
  • Japanese applicants who receive equivalent to IELTS score of 6.0 overall, and at least 5.5 in each category, may be accepted but must only choose language modules.
  • Any applicant with equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above, and at least 5.5 in each category, may take modules in Economics. 
  • Students with lower English levels may apply on a fee-basis to our partner INTO for short English programmes, including Pre-Sessional Programmes and Study Abroad With English.