Lana, UEA ambassador for Egypt

Hi, I am Lana and I am the new ambassador for the middle East and North Africa. Currently I am on my second year of an undergraduate degree in Biomedicine.

To be completely honest, the main reason I chose UEA for my studies was that it’s one of the top ranked universities in the UK with more than 95.5% of its graduates working or starting further studies in the first 6 months after graduating. As an academic person, this really encouraged me to apply to UEA and –even better – it’s worth mentioning how helpful it is that we have all our lectures recorded and posted online for easy access whenever we needed them.

However, even though I joined the university solely based on its academic reputation, UEA has so much more to offer – from great social events to nearly 60 different sport clubs for students to join. Apart from that, I have to say that I do love the massive campus and its great amenities providing you with everything you need. If I had to choose a favourite spot on campus, it has to be the benches by the lake where I do yoga twice a week. 

At the moment I am renting a flat in the heart of Norwich with a river view which I adore and even though Norwich is a small city there’s always something fun happening. My favourite spot in town is the Sicilian pizza stand in the market where you can get some of the best Pizza in England!!

It’s not easy being away from home but studying abroad is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, you get to experience great things and meet people from all around the world and for me this made me realise how similar we all are no matter how different our culture could be.

I am here to help and answer any questions you might have about life at UEA so why not chat to me directly through the Ask a Student platform. please don’t hesitate to contact me by email at or over at our Facebook page.

Accepted qualifications

  • Holders of a high grade in the Thanaweya A'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) or Technical Secondary School Certificate will be considered for entry to the Foundation courses.

    Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with 32 - 35 points or 'A' levels studied in Egypt will be considered for direct admission to first degree programmes.  Details of the required 'A' level subjects for each course and the grades required, can be found in the Undergraduate Prospectus


  • Holders of a good Bachelor degree from the American University of Cairo and other prestigious universities will be considered for taught postgraduate diploma and masters degree programmes.

    Holders of a good Masters degree will be considered for PhD study.

  • 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


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