Ines - one of our Bulgarian students

Hi, my name is Ines and I am doing a Master’s in Environmental Sciences after completing my undergraduate degree in Politics and International Relations, also at UEA!

I chose to come to UEA as it was highly recommended to me by the company that was helping me to apply to study abroad. I looked it up online and fell in love with the course - it covered all the topics that I was interested in. However, moving away from home and becoming a university student made me grow so much and rediscover myself to the point where I no longer wanted to work as a politician as I originally wanted to. I became very passionate about the environment and I believe that being at UEA really contributed to that. I decided that this is what I want to pursue as a career so the next step for me was to do a Master’s in that field and I had no doubt that I wanted to do it nowhere else but here! Not only did I fall in love with the campus and the overall vibe of UEA, made amazing friends here but I also found out that UEA is one of the leading universities for environmental sciences, especially in the field of climate change. When looking at the list of lecturers, they are all leading experts in their field. I was super excited when I got accepted. 

Besides academically, UEA allows you to grow as an individual outside of your course, which is something I absolutely love about being here. One way to do this is by getting involved with lots of extracurricular activities. During my time here, I have been a member of various societies - from Korean and Latin American to debating and boxing. I have been on the committee of three societies as well, which allowed me to improve my team working skills in addition to meeting so many new people and making amazing memories. I can honestly say that I have had the time of my life being a student at UEA thanks to those opportunities.

Living in Norwich is also an absolute blessing. The city is great for students - it has a lot of green spaces, a lot of bars and restaurants, and lots of events taking place so you will never get bored. At the same time, due to its size it is very easy to navigate which is makes the life of international students much easier.

I have had the best times in the last four years being at UEA and while I do miss my family, I really feel at home in Norwich and I really feel a sense of belonging to the UEA community in particular.

If you have any questions about studying at UEA, you can email european.students@uea.ac.uk.

UEA is home to more than 4,000 students from outside the UK and we welcome students from Bulgaria to join our vibrant community.

Accepted qualifications

  • We welcome applications from students with a range of qualifications, including the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie (DSO).

     

    A level IB DSO
    AAA 34 5.6
    AAB 33 5.5
    ABB 32 5.4
    BBB 31 5

     

    These are guidelines only. Our course catalogue details the ‘typical’ offers for most courses – you’ll also need to meet our minimum GCSE (or equivalent) requirements and write a personal statement

    If you’re in any doubt about meeting the entry requirements, call our Admissions Service on +44 (0) 1603 591515 or email admissions@uea.ac.uk.


    English language requirements

    If English is not your first language you may be required to provide evidence of proficiency in English language, for example with these test scores. 

    • IELTS: 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in each component 
    • International Baccalaureate English: English A at HL4 or SL4. English B at HL4 or SL5

     

    These are guidelines only.  Please be sure to check on the 'requirements' tab for your specific course.

    We also accept a wide range of other English language qualifications - see our English language equivalencies for details.

    If you don't yet meet these requirements, INTO UEA  provide short and intensive preparation in English language and study skills for undergraduate or postgraduate study at UEA.

  • All applicants must have at least a 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field of study. Entry requirements vary across Schools and courses – please check details for your specific course.


    English language requirements

    If English is not your first language you may be required to provide evidence of proficiency in English language, for example with these test scores. 

    • IELTS: 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in only two components and 6.0 in the others 
    • International Baccalaureate English: English A at HL4 or SL4. English B at HL4 or SL5

     

    These are guidelines only.  Please be sure to check on the 'requirements' tab for your specific course.

    We also accept a wide range of other English language qualifications - see our English language equivalencies for details.

    If you don't yet meet these requirements, INTO UEA  provide short and intensive preparation in English language and study skills for undergraduate or postgraduate study at UEA.

  • Typically, we ask for at least a 2.1 or Master’s (and 6.5 or 7.0 IELTS).

    It is normally expected that students wishing to undertake postgraduate research in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences will hold a relevant Master’s degree (and 7.0 IELTS, where evidence of English language is required).

    Applicants to the Faculty of Science or Medicine and Health Sciences can either have a Master’s degree or a strong Bachelor’s degree, equivalent to UK 2.1 or above (and 6.5 IELTS).

    These are guidelines only.  Please be sure to check on the 'requirements' tab for your specific course.

Events

If we don't have any events scheduled in Bulgaria, please join our virtual open day and you can get a taste of what it’s like to live and study at UEA – all without having to leave the comfort of your own home.

Questions? Book an online chat with one of our Higher Education Advisers.

UEA Postgraduate Virtual Event Live Week

UEA Postgraduate Virtual Event Live Week

Whether your just getting interested in UEA or already have your offer, this is the perfect chance to find out about our postgraduate courses and UEA student life.

Register: https://www.uea.ac.uk/visit/postgraduate-open-days/postgraduate-open-event-booking

Dates: May 17th to 21st 2021

Agents

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