Uchi, UEA ambassador for Ghana

I am Uche a Development Economics student of UEA, and the International student ambassador to Nigeria.

I am also part of the UEA Peer-to-Peer Facilitator team that facilitates training for students on important issues like consent, equality, respect, and human rights. I am passionate about understanding the mechanics of economies through developmental studies.  

I have always known UEA for its renowned school of International Development but what made me choose UEA from other schools was their ability to consistently guide me from the application stage to the registration process, and finally, to becoming a part of the family. Their admission process is easy, fast, and very relatable. My mails were responded to in time, follow-up calls were made to answer any question no matter how informal it was, and lastly, their Nigerian representative in the person of Mrs. Deby Okoh was very helpful and responsive. These were the attributes that make UEA stand out from other universities I got admitted to in the UK. 

The school of International Development comprises courses like Impact Evaluation, International Development, and Development Economics to mention a few. Their subject matter is to understand economies from analysing issues like poverty to inequality and creating policy recommendations through thorough research studies. My course, Development Economics focuses on the Economics aspect of these studies and has core modules like Econometrics methods for Development, Micro, and Macro Economics for Development. Our lecturers are some of the finest. They are thorough, relatable, and well-grounded in their fields of study.    

UEA is in the heart of Norwich. Norwich is a serene and multifaceted city but what I find interesting the most are its people. They are welcoming, respectful, and willing to engage in any conversation. I have been able to make good friends within a short time. The city is also multifaceted; it has lovely nightlife, sporting activities, lovely beaches, and notable historical places. 

Why not chat to me directly through the Ask a Student platform.


Accepted qualifications

  • 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



    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.

    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.

                          E v e n t s


 International Office Staff for Sub-Saharan Africa:

                               Deby Okoh (Mrs) - Regional Manager

   Mobile/WhatApp: +234 805 252 1957 

   Regional Office Address:
   1st Floor Suite A3 Goodnews Plaza, 4 Agbaoku Street  
   Awoshika Bus-stop (By TFC), Opebi Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

   Chat with Deby directly

   Book an online Appointment


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