Students must meet a number of entry requirements in order to receive an unconditional offer to study an International Summer School Module
- Students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the International Summer School.
- Students should be enrolled as a student in higher education at a good standing university or college at the time of application.
- Students not currently enrolled in higher education must have the appropriate levels of qualification to enter higher education, be on target with the appropriate qualifications ready to enter higher education or have completed higher education. Certified evidence will be required.
- Students should have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or equivalent.
- If English is not your first language we require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). UEA accepts IELTS, TOEFL (Internet Based) and the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA), other tests showing English proficiency may be considered so please contact us with any questions.
- Minimum English requirements:
IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components)
TOEFL: Internet-based score of 88 overall (minimum 18 in the listening, 19 in the
writing, 20 in the reading, and 21 in the speaking component)
PTEA: 62 overall with minimum 55 in all components
- Two academic references must be received.
We aim to respond to applicants within 2 weeks of receipt of an application form supported by the required documentation (above). Please allow plenty of time for the delivery of hard copy post; we also recommend sending your documents by registered delivery. We may provide an unconditional offer (if the above criteria has been met); or a conditional offer (if any of the above is due to be met); or an explanation as to why an offer has not been made (i.e. supporting documentation incomplete).
Unconditional offers will confirm a place on the module choice, subject to availability. Conditional offers will advise upon a reserved place on a module choice but may be subject to a specified deadline for providing further documentation.
Applicants of unsuccessful applications who have already submitted a deposit will have their deposit returned. For all other accepted students who self-withdraw from the Summer School the initial deposit will not be returned.
Full fees are expected to be received by the University by 24 May. Failure to meet this deadline could risk the reserved place on the selected module.
Students who withdraw from the Summer School before 1 June will be entitled to a full refund, minus the initial deposit (£200). Students who withdraw from the programme from 1 June to 29 June will be entitled to a refund of 50% of the full balance paid (minus the initial deposit).
All modules are subject to a minimum recruitment number. In the event that a module does not run, individuals will be notified as soon as possible. In the event that a suitable alternative module cannot be identified the University will reimburse the fees paid and, if the University deems appropriate, the initial deposit.
Student visitor visas
Students from visa national countries must apply for entry clearance. Please refer to Appendix 1 of the UK Border Agency Immigration Rules for a current list of visa national countries.
It is a compulsory requirement to show your visa documentation to University officials upon arrival.
Students from a non-visa national country can apply for entry clearance or can apply to enter the UK as a student visitor on arrival at the port of entry. If you are a non-visa national and you intend to apply for permission to enter the UK on arrival, you should carry with you all documents required to support your application to enter the UK as a student visitor. This includes evidence of your unconditional offer to study in the UK and evidence of your finances. You will have to show these documents to the Border Force Officer (BFO) on arrival at the port of entry.
We recommend that you carry with you all of the documents that you submitted with your immigration application, even if you have already obtained entry clearance as a student visitor before travelling to the UK. The BFO may ask to see these documents when you arrive in the UK.
The University's International Student Advisory team is able to help with queries relating to student visitor visas.
For further information please visit the webpages of the UK Border Agency.
Each academic module equates to 20 UK level 2 undergraduate credits. These are bespoke modules designed specifically for the International Summer School and are not offered at any other time of year. Students achieving a pass from the programme will receive a certificate to confirm the completion of credit hours. Following the assessment board, marks will be awarded and transcripts detailing percentage pass marks will be sent to individual students. We anticipate this being towards the end of September.
Each student is responsible for enquiring with their home institution about the transfer of credit.
We welcome applications from current students of the University of East Anglia. Please contact us to discuss your interest prior to submitting an application.
The University campus has an on-site Medical Centre, Dental Practice and Pharmacy.
Full medical and travel insurance is mandatory for all University of East Anglia visiting students. Evidence of the insurance must be shown to University officials upon arrival. Students not adequately covered must purchase a comprehensive policy, prepared especially for international students in the UK, from the University's travel shop as soon as possible upon arrival, regardless of the cost. The University reserves the right to decline entrance to the programme without the required cover.
Students attending the University's International Summer School will benefit from a full pastoral and academic support service provided by the team running the programme.
A central hub on campus provides pastoral support from 8am-6pm every weekday of the programme, an evening team from 6pm-11pm, and a residential team from 11pm-8am. Alongside this is access to the Module Lead and the Module Director. During the weekends the pastoral support will still be offered 24 hours per day, with a day team from 9am-8pm and a residential team from 8pm-8am. A team of Student Ambassadors (current students from the University of East Anglia) will work during the day alongside the academic programme, and during the evening social activities. A team of experienced residential summer school staff will stay on campus each night. This will be complemented by academic programme and social programme Supervisors and the Summer Schools Manager.
The University's Dean of Students' Office offers a wide-range of advice and guidance to any student who wishes to make the most of the opportunities available to them whilst at the university or who is experiencing difficulties.The Dean of Students' Office also works with staff across the University to help them respond effectively to students.
We are also proud to be home to the Sportspark, which houses some of the best University sporting facilities in the country. Sport is an integral part of community life at the University, and we are pleased to be able to offer a wide ranging programme of sporting, recreational and health promoting activities. In the UK's 'Times Good University Guide' 2012 the University scored 54 out of a possible 55 stars (placing us first out of 92 institutions) for the range and quality of sports facilities. Its fantastic facilities include Norfolk's tallest indoor climbing wall, two 25m swimming pools which also operate in 50m mode at specific times throughout the week, astro-turf pitches at the Soccerpark, a full size and recently refurbished athletics track and two impressive indoor arenas.
For full details on its facilities please visit the Sportspark webpages.
Full details of these services, and where to find them, will be provided during the induction to the Summer School, when students will also receive a campus card to gain access to facilities across campus.