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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.

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We are not currently attending any international study fairs in your country, however 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. 

See what life is like on our campus and in Norwich and Norfolk.

Meet Your Ambassador

Pavithra Priyadarshini Selvakumar

Environmental Assessment and Management Student

I am Pavithra Priyadarshini Selvakumar, an International student pursuing masters in Environmental Assessment and Management at the University of East Anglia. Being a technocrat from India, my concern for the environment and its sustenance has drawn me to this prestigious University with the world's best School of Environmental Sciences.

Initially, my mind was bombarded with thousands of questions regarding of the prospect of studying in a distant land. Right from appearing for the common tests till getting accustomed with the new environment, everything was guided by the staffs and students of UEA.

I received constant support from the offshore office in India as well as the staffs from UEA in availing the international scholarship and getting into the varsity, which has now made me a more confident individual, pursuing my interests.

If you have any questions about studying at the University of East Anglia, please do not hesitate to contact me either via the Indian Students Facebook page or you can email me at indianstudents@uea.ac.uk

India: Anjali - Masters Environmental Sciences

Hi! I’m Anjali, a Master’s student studying Environmental Sciences at UEA from September 2015. I chose UEA because it was the only university I found offering someone like me – with a non-science undergraduate background but with an interest in working in a science based field in the future – a place on an MSc like the one I’m currently doing. One of the things that’s great about the Environmental Science course is the variety of choice in the modules: some are quite technically scientific (isotope chemistry, ocean and atmospheric systems) but some aren’t (sustainable consumption, environmental impact assessment).

Life at UEA is pretty great. I live on campus with friendly flatmates, and I’m close to the library (which has spectacular sunset views from some of the study areas), laundry, and other facilities. My course mates are fun people who are great to both socialize with (the postgraduate bar is a fantastic place with a great quiz night!) and work with.

I’m also involved with clubs ranging from conservation and wildlife (which organizes documentary nights and visits to local sites of interest) to show choir to floorball (similar to hockey, and new at UEA this year!).

Off-campus, Norwich – which is about half an hour’s bus ride away from UEA – is a lovely city that I’m enjoying discovering as I wander through it when I can. It’s got lots of places of historical interest, plenty of shopping options, nice green spaces, and is very friendly to walkers and cyclists.

India: Sohini - Masters in Creative Writing

Hello! I am Sohini, a Master's student studying Creative Writing at UEA. The strength of the faculty as well as the course profile were definitely the most important reasons for my choosing UEA, and on coming here I am glad to find out that I can develop my skills on both creative and professional levels.

My course started in September 2014, and within the first couple of weeks I was able to settle down here. The amount of student support: be it in the form of the Dean of Student's Office who can help with international student queries, to the Career Central where you can build on your professional skills, and even your tutors is what makes the experience of living and studying at UEA comfortable as well as exciting. There are numerous opportunities to get involved with, including student run societies, sports, research projects, community activities, and the participation in these are exciting ways to discover new talents.

And what makes it even better is that Norwich is a pleasant and safe city to be in. With its cobble-stoned streets by the river and dotted with quaint shops, on a crisp autumn day, the place can look like an illustration out of a picture book. More importantly, you will easily find all the necessities in the city and it is well connected by coach and train services. An added perk for me is that Norwich rightly lives up to its title of being England's first UNESCO City of Literature and there are readings taking place regularly! 

India: Amay - Economics

Hey! I'm Amay. I'm studying Economics here at UEA and I graduate in 2014. I was born and brought up in Bangalore, in southern India. I was brought up very differently and had a radically different education compared to most people from my background, which emphasised understanding and self-reflection in addition to academic rigour. I joined a top institution in India but dropped out since I was far from happy with the course there. Although I then got into several good universities in the UK, I chose UEA for several reasons.

I haven't regretted my decision, one bit.

When I arrived in UEA last year it was my first time in England and although things were new to me, ‘settling in' posed no problems to me whatsoever. Norwich is an incredibly friendly and safe town to live in, and with wonderful buildings from the middle-ages and the Norfolk broads weaving through it, it is beautiful too! After India, Norwich gives you the impression of living in a small-ish, quaint town but with plenty of the effervescence and energy one would experience in a large city. Shopping areas, good restaurants, charming old pubs, and gorgeous riverside walks are all abundant. Its location is fantastic too, being just 2 hours from London by train and with great coach connections as well. It pleased me that all my needs were taken care of within a 4-mile radius from campus, and also that anyone (boy or girl) can saunter/take a bus into the city centre at any time of day or night, without batting an eyelid.

My fundamental message for anyone coming to UEA is this: no matter where you're from, what your hobbies are, what you study etc, there is something for everyone here. It applies to Norwich as a city, and it applies to UEA. UEA has a fantastic set of resources and facilities for everyone. The library is now close to a million strong (books) and has innumerable study spaces and individual cubicles. Professors have always been friendly and welcoming, and courses are, almost without exception, engaging. Of course it would be unrealistic to say that every one of you will love every single aspect of life here, but the point is university life is a ‘package deal'. It's about the academic rigour of your course, but also it's about your social life, it's about having beauty around you, the quality of housing/food, and making sure you make the most from every moment of these fantastic years of your life.

And the ‘package deal', so to speak, is great at UEA. Your experience will be rounded and holistic. With a fantastic academic record and a strong research reputation [94% of UEA graduates were employed or in education within 6 months (‘09/'10)], with a 200 hectare campus comprising of woods and a stunning lake, with countless student societies, with job fairs and employment assistance, with student support and great accommodation, with a magnificent sports facility, and an intense schedule of gigs and concerts, you can pick and choose, or discover, the things that will make your university life meaningful, special and fun.

And if you're clear about those things, then UEA will do more than its bit to make sure you get what you're looking for.

Entry Requirements

Students achieving high percentages (75% +) in the Higher Secondary School Certificate- Standard 12 awarded through the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or the India Council for School Examinations (ICSE), or any equivalent Standard 12 All India Secondary School Certificate will be considered for entry to the First Year of three year Bachelor degrees. Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with 32 - 35 points will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree courses.

Holders of a four year Bachelor degree in engineering and technology (B.Sc.Eng, B.Eng, B.Tech) from an (Indian Institute of Technology) or equivalent institution, will be considered for postgraduate study. This will normally be a postgraduate diploma or a taught Masters degree and exceptionally, direct Ph.D studies.

Holders of Masters degrees (M.Sc, M.Tech) from an Indian Institute of Technology or Centre of Advanced Study will be considered for postgraduate research MPhil/Ph.D studies.

If a student obtains 70% or above for their English language in the final year of Higher Secondary School Certificate, Standard 12 awarded through the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or the India Council for School Examinations (ICSE), this will be considered as a replacement for an English requirement. Otherwise, see below:

All applicants to the University of East Anglia must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of English language before they can be admitted onto any course or programme.

Undergraduate - English Language Requirements

Test Score
IELTS 6.0
PTE 55

Postgraduate Taught and Research - English Language Requirements

Test Score
IELTS 6.5
PTE 62

Academic English Assistance

For those not meeting the above academic and/or English language requirements for direct entry, INTO University of East Anglia offers a wide range of Academic Preparation and English Language Programmes designed to assist applicants enter UEA degree courses.

Scholarships & Finance

Fees 2018-19

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.

Funding 2018-19

See our International Scholarships pages for details of non-region specific available funding opportunities.

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

India Postgraduate (Taught) Masters Scholarships 2018 /19 +

All self-funded Postgraduate (taught) Masters applicants from India will automatically be awarded a scholarship of between £4000-£5000. The amount of scholarship awarded will be dependent on your academic background.  
 

  • £4000 – if you are offered a place on any postgraduate (taught) masters courses at UEA  
  • £5000– if you previously achieved first class honours (70%+) or equivalent in your Bachelors degree 

Read our full Terms and Conditions

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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.

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