Hi! My name is Fionnuala and I’m a 4th year medical student at UEA.  

I first heard about UEA because I had family living in Norwich, but I chose to study here as UEA seemed to have a student-centred approach and my course was very hands-on and practical. I applied for my course through UCAS; I received private assistance to help with the process. I visited for an interview in January and received my offer in April.  

My first impression of Norwich was that I loved the city centre, it’s pedestrian-only and seemed so old to me! It’s a very pretty city. I love going out to independent bars and restaurants in the local area - there’s so much vegetarian food available. I spend a lot of time going for walks - some of my favourite spots are Eaton Park, the UEA lake, Earlham Park and down The Avenues into the city centre.  

I study Medicine. It’s an integrated course which means we have placements alongside our teaching, which is why I chose UEA. I feel very comfortable seeing patients and being in the hospital because I’ve been doing it for so long. It makes me less nervous about starting my foundation years.   

My advice for anyone considering UEA is to visit campus during the Fall or Spring if you get the chance. Make sure to walk around the grounds rather than just through the central buildings. It’s easy to stick to campus but go and explore the city!

If you’re coming to the UK for the first time, I’d suggest bringing UK wall plug converters so you don’t need to buy new chargers, a good rain jacket, and to not bring too much - live in your room for a bit and then decide what you need and buy it here.   

The best thing for me about studying at UEA would be my course and the friends I’ve made in Norwich.  

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 reach me  on our UEA Canada Facebook page.  

Accepted qualifications

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) or A level 

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

    Canadian High School or Secondary School Diplomas

    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 and if English isn't your native language 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.  We will also accept non-honour students with higher qualifications.

    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. 

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