Destiny, UEA ambassador for Ghana

My name is Destiny Onu,

I am the ambassador for West Africa and Nigeria and I am an undergraduate student studying International Development.

When looking for a course to study and a university to attend, I came across a video on Youtube of an ex-UEA student speaking of his remarkable experience at UEA. Immediately, I booked an open day and fell in love with the campus and the course description.

Although it was a rainy and grey day when I attended the open day, the UEA campus was gleaming in my eyes. The greenery that surrounded the campus, the access to a gym, bank, bookstore and many other exceptional facilities, all in walking distance, was excellent. As well as UEA’s facilities on the campus, you also have great access to some fascinating architecture and beautiful beaches nearby. And if you want to be a true tourist, it is a short coach or train ride away from London.

I finally made my decision to come to UEA after attending my applicant day and witnessing the enthusiasm the lecturers spoke with. It is comforting to know that the people who will assist you in working towards your degree and building your career are rooting for you and show it in the academic support they give.

Before coming to UEA, I was worried about the workload and my adjustment to student life but the student support here is exceptional. In little to no time, I became well-acquainted with the Uni and joined an array of societies. For me, UEA specialises in more than just my degree. They specialise in providing state of the art equipment to work with and offering a comfortable and diverse environment to work in.

When looking for a university, it is imperative to look for somewhere that specialises in your degree but also somewhere that can be a home, a stress-reliever and an opportunity giver. UEA offers all four and more. If you have any questions about studying here, why not chat to me directly through the Ask a Student platform or contact me at:

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
    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.


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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

Book a chat with Mark (Sub-Saharan Africa & Latin America)

Mark Bentley

Regional Manager  

Regions covered: Sub-Saharan Africa & Latin America 

Based in: Norwich, UK 

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