My name is Destiny Onu, the ambassador for West Africa; I am an undergraduate student studying International development.
I first heard about UEA on a YouTube video and I decided to study here after visiting and falling in love with the campus. It was the perfect mix: great access to city life, but peaceful enough to study and focus on my degree; that balance was important to me.
My application process was smooth. I simply wrote my personal statement and filled out the application and awaited my results and the confirmation of my place. My course didn't require an interview or anything of that nature. Once I received the email that I had got in, an applicant day was arranged and I was able to visit the university and learn more.
I study International Development, which UEA specialises in. It's a fantastic course with a diverse study range and I've been able to pick from a range of diverse modules. Most importantly, the lecturers are enthusiastic. I've made great friends in my course, who are supportive and provide that study community that is always nice to have.
If I could give any advice to students considering UEA, I’d say to not worry about feeling isolated or excluded. UEA is diverse and you'll meet people from all over the world, some like you and some different. Just be open to engaging with people.
For direct entry to undergraduate programmes
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.
For direct entry to Masters programmes
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.
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).
INTO Pathway Programmes
Holders of the Senior School Certificate of Education (SSCE) or West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE/WAEC) will be required to take a foundation programme before entering the first year of an undergraduate course.
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.
We accept WAEC / WASSC / NECO taken within the last ten years, at a minimum level of C6 as evidence of your English language skills. In cases where the certificate is older than ten years, evidence of use of English in the intervening period either through work or further study at a recognised institution may be taken into consideration.
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.
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
Academic English Assistance
For those not meeting the above academic and/or English language requirements for direct entry, INTO University of East Anglia offers a wide range of Academic Preparation and English Language Programmes designed to assist applicants enter UEA 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.
UEA Postgraduate Virtual Event Live Week
Whether your just getting interested in UEA or already have your offer, this is the perfect chance to find out about our postgraduate courses and UEA student life.
Dates: March 15th to 19th 2021
Regions covered: Sub-Saharan Africa & Latin America
Based in: Norwich, UK
Deby Okoh (Mrs)
+234 805 252 1957
Regional Office Address:
1st Floor Suite A3 Goodnews Plaza, 4 Agbaoku Street
Awoshika Bus-stop (By TFC), Opebi Ikeja
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.