Hi! My name is Fionnuala and I’m a 3rd year medical student at UEA. I chose to study here because I was excited about my course's innovative, hands-on way of teaching and really valued the importance UEA places on student satisfaction.

This student-centred approach to higher education has created a top-ranked university where you can excel both academically and socially and I've never regretted my decision! 

The first thing you'll notice about UEA is it's a campus based university, which is a LOT of fun and super convenient. I lived in accommodation in 1st year and having everything I needed within a 5 minute walk meant I had more time to focus on the exciting things on campus and the new people I was meeting! My flatmates felt like family and I made so many new friends (everyone get's stressed about this - don't worry!). UEA also has over 200+ societies and clubs (ranging from football to garlic bread lovers), so there is always something fun happening.  

When you need a break, a short walk, bus or cycle gets you straight into the city – a really pretty, quirky and historic area that always reminds me I live abroad! Norwich has a pedestrian only centre full of shops, cafes (I’m currently on the search for the best brunch spot), delicious restaurants and the BEST outdoor market. I'm always making a lovely trip with friends or by yourself! 

Besides the excellent teaching I get from my course, UEA also provides lots of unique chances for  me to further explore my interests. I am constantly being invited to participate in conferences, training, career talks, volunteer opportunities and more -  so you'll never run out of learning opportunities! As an international student, there is so much support available - not only will you always be able to contact the International Student Advisory Team, Student Support Services, and your lecturers, every student is assigned a personal advisor, a program unique to UEA. This senior staff member is able to regularly meet with you and can offer academic, professional and personal advice so you'll never feel stuck or alone! 

Being so far away from home (7529km!) is definitely intimidating but studying on such a fun and safe campus in a friendly city makes all the difference and I’m so proud to call UEA my second home! If you have any questions why not chat to me directly through the Ask a Student platform, or please contact me at . You can also join the conversation on our Facebook page. 

Accepted qualifications

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) or A level 

    Please refer to each course page for specific A Level and IB requirements. 

    Students studying for Canadian High School or Secondary School Diplomas, usually completing study in the twelfth grade, will be considered for entry to our undergraduate degree programmes. Most courses will require an overall score of between 70% and 80%. For some disciplines, a slightly lower average percentage may be considered. 

    Holders of the Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (from Quebec) will also be considered. 

    INTO Pathway Programmes 

    If you are not eligible for direct entry you are encouraged to look at our pathway programmes on campus at INTO UEA: 

    • The INTO Foundation is the perfect preparation for progression onto a range of UEA undergraduate degrees 

    • International Year One course leads onto the 2nd year of degrees in several subject areas 

    • The INTO UEA Graduate Diploma prepares students for several of UEA’s Masters programmes. 

    Find out more from INTO UEA


  • For direct entry to Masters programmes 

    Holders of a good Honours degree or equivalent, will be considered for entry to graduate study. For most courses we require equivalent to a UK 2.1. 

    For direct entry to Research degrees (MPhil, PhD) 

    Those completing a Masters degree or with substantial research experience in their degree can be considered for Research degrees (MPhil, PhD). 

  • 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. 

    The below are guidelines only.  Please be sure to check the requirements for your specific course. 


    Test Score
    IELTS* 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in each component
    PEARSON ACADEMIC (all components)* 50 overall with minimum of 42 in each component



    Test Score
    IELTS* 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in only two components and 6.0 in the others
    PEARSON ACADEMIC (all components)* 50 overall with minimum of 42 in only two components and 48 in the others


    *We also accept a wide range of other English language qualifications

    *Those not meeting the above English language requirements are encouraged to consider and English Language programme at INTO UEA in preparation for our degree courses. 


Visit us in your country

We are regularly attending events in your country and welcome your interest. Please feel free to contact the relevant staff member responsible for your region or check the information below for more of our upcoming fairs. 

Alternatively, 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

UEA Postgraduate Open Day - Online

Join us for one of our Virtual Open Days to go further and discover your next steps to a postgraduate qualification. Our open day events are designed to offer comprehensive information on our degrees, funding and application processes.
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Date: 23/11/2020-26/11/2020

Think UK! - North America

Date: 18th January 2021

Location: Online

Time: 10am - 3pm EST

Registration: Link

Book a chat with Alana (North America)

Alana Stuart

Regional Manager 

Regions covered: North America 

Based in: Lansing, Michigan  

Book now

Book a chat with Graham (North America & Russia)

Graham Wise

International Officer 

Regions covered: North America & Russia 

Based in: Norwich, UK  

Book now


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.