My name is Mariana and I am the International Ambassador for Latin America.  

First I researched the best development schools and then I looked at the programmes. I loved the UEA masters programme because it had subjects related to education and the media for development.  

I found the application to be great and I didn’t have any problems. Everything was easy and the Admission’s team was always there with an answer in case I needed one! I actually was awarded an automatic scholarship without having to apply and that recognition made me feel great!   

I loved my first impression of Norwich, It was so different from Mexico that it was like living in a fairy tale. I live really close to the city centre so I have been able to go almost every day (in normal days) to pubs or restaurants. I love that we have almost every kind of food here and that’s something I never experimented with in Mexico. The gym is so cheap and I love that. In addition, I love the fact that you can go everywhere on your bike!

I was super excited when I first got to UEA! A dream finally came true and the first thing I wanted to do was to have one picture at the Ziggurats. 

I love my international development course, and in the first class I had learned so much. I love the diversity of opinions that one can have in the classroom and this is something I have always wanted.  

If I could give any advice to students considering UEA I’d say just Do it! I think that considering the circumstances, the response of UEA has been amazing and Norwich hasn’t been affected that badly by the pandemic. My advice is to look at the courses and the teachers, they are so easy going and are excellent teachers.   

Why not chat to me directly through the Ask a Student platform. If you have any questions feel free to contact me through the Latin American students Facebook page or you can email me at

Chat with Mariana

Accepted qualifications

  • Holders of the Bachillerato, and a suitable foundation qualification, will be considered for direct entry to Bachelor degree courses.  

    Holders of a suitable foundation access qualification will be considered for direct entry to Bachelor degree courses.  

    Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum 32 - 35 points or A-levels obtained in Colombia will be considered for direct admission to first degree programmes.  

  • Holders of the Licenciado/Professional title awarded after 4 or more years of study will be considered for postgraduate diploma courses or Masters degree courses.

  • 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



    Test Score
    IELTS* 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in only two components and 6.0 in the others


    *We also accept a wide range of other English language qualifications, such as TOEFL, Duolingo and Pearson, as listed here.

    *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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COLFUTURO Connect Live Virtual Fair

Register for COLFUTURO Connect Live Virtual Fair

Date: 7th October 2021

Time: '2pm to 6pm Bogotá Time

   Regional Manager for Latin America:

  Mark Bentley - Regional Manager

     Chat with Mark directly

     Book an online Appointment


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