Are you an international student looking for answers? Well, look no further!

I am Zarif, the ambassador for Central Asia and Caucasus, and I am here to help you figure out this confusing world of studying abroad. 

I graduated from the University of Birmingham in International relations with Economics, and have a good experience in not only helping international students but also going through all of it myself! I am a postgrad, doing MSc in Economics - I have chosen UEA because of its huge legacy in Experimental and Behavioural Economics, as well as its global impact in research and development.

The UK is one of the best places to live and study in, and I cannot wait to show you that. Norwich, in particular, is truly a hidden gem that actually reminds me of beautiful old towns of Caucasus and Central Asia, with its narrow streets and so much art, architecture and history. Funnily enough, it is a very hip place too, you will not get bored with so much to do in the city centre such as having some tasty street food, going out on a Friday night on the riverside with your friends or visiting famous beaches all around the East Coast with some packed lunch. 

Good thing about being an ambassador is that we always know the answer to your question - even if we do not know how to help you, we definitely know who can. So please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can send me a quick email at or or you can contact me on Facebook. 

Accepted qualifications

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

    Other qualifications, gained after 13 years of education, can be considered for direct entry onto undergraduate courses.

  • Those completing an undergraduate degree will usually be considered for entry onto Masters programmes. For most courses we require equivalent to a UK 2.1.

    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

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

  • 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.



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