UEA is a fantastic place to study for international students. We offer tailored support during your application process and whilst you’re here. The campus and city is an ideal environment for international postgraduate students.  

“Beyond my studies, UEA has become home for me in so many other ways. From hidden gem cafés and bookshops, to big events like the Norwich Film Festival, I feel I’ll never stop discovering Norwich”  

Nichole, International Student 


Applying is easy, free and takes no more than 20 minutes.  

For Masters courses, we recommended that you submit your application for September 2022 entry by 31 July 2022, but it is advisable to start the process much earlier if you can.   

For most master's courses, you will need to submit your degree grades/certificate, personal statement, a recommendation and certified translations where appropriate.  English language certification is also asked for in many cases. The good news is that even if you don’t have your completed degree documentation, or English language certification, you can still submit your application and may receive a “conditional offer”.  

For PhD most of our schools have rolling entry dates, but we recommend that you apply at least 6 months before your intended start. We also recommend looking at the relevant School of Study to search for supervisors in your area of interest before you apply.  

We accept students from around the world onto our postgraduate programmes and assess qualifications from every country. Admissions requirements for many countries and regions around the world are listed on our web pages. You can click Your Country below to see them.  

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For students from many countries around the world we would ask for English language certification, before making your offer unconditional. The usual level we refer to is IELTS and the standard requirement for most courses is 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in only two components and 6.0 in the others.  

However, we do also accept a whole range of certifications! 

Find out more about English language requirements and to see the wide range of certifications we accept

The INTO Pre-sessional English course (PSE) provides tailor-made English language and academic preparation for your postgraduate course.  

This 20-hour-per-week course is suitable for you if you are academically qualified, hold an offer from the University of East Anglia, and want to improve your English language level before starting.  

We are now offering PSE for September start dates.  

Find out more about the Pre-sessional English Course 


For September entry, we ask international students to make a deposit payment of £2,000 or submit proof of full sponsorship by 31 July. 

In 2021, we offered over £18m in scholarships and our generous scholarship scheme continues for students wishing to study with us in 2022. 

You can find scholarship information, by looking at your country page, or with our Scholarship Finder

Finance for international students 

More information on fees and funding for international students 


UEA sponsors student visas for our admitted student through a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies). 

We offer support in person or via email to provide confidential advice and information to help you with preparing and making your visa application and we are able to support you after arrival where needed for example if your Biometric Resident Permit (BRP) card is lost or stolen . 


Access more information on Visa Application 


Our country/region pages  are a great way to hear more about our student ambassador from your part of the world, connect to social media channels, access information on specific requirements, see upcoming events or even book an appointment with a staff member specialised in your area.  


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