Hi everyone, I’m Jason, and I’m the Hong Kong student ambassador. I’m currently on my final year of Accounting and Finance.  


What truly sets UEA apart is its remarkable natural environment. Coming from Hong Kong, a cityscape teeming with concrete, I was instantly captivated by the lush, green campus. UEA provides a natural retreat where you may seamlessly connect with nature. There's nothing more refreshing after a long day of lectures than a relaxing walk around the campus lake. This is a wonderfully healing experience for me.

Surprisingly, the UEA campus is only a 20-minute bus ride from the core of Norwich, a wonderful city. You can thus enjoy the best of both worlds. Life here is quite convenient because you can readily access all the city's conveniences and services while yet taking in the peace and quiet of our natural surroundings.

I enjoyed learning at UEA since the practical knowledge was taught in a straightforward and interactive way. The UEA Norwich Business School also provides a variety of accreditation that is connected to many professional association examinations, like ACA, CIM, etc. NBS students may find it easy to adapt to the real business environment because to the strong assistance of NBS and Career Central.

At UEA, we don't just learn in a university; we learn in a breath-taking natural setting situated within a historic city. I will always remember my first visit to UEA and the beauty of the campus, including the lake and Sainsbury Centre. Studying in the Avengers headquarters must be a unique experience for UEA students only. Norwich is an ancient city that you should visit in your leisure time. Norwich Market, which was founded in the 11th century, is always the perfect spot for me to discover various types of cuisine on weekends.

If you have any questions or wish to know more about UEA, please feel free to contact me via Unibuddy on the UEA website!

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Accepted qualifications

  • Holders of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or six IB Subject Certificates (including at least three at the higher level) with a minimum total of 30 - 36 points, or A - Levels obtained locally, will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor Degree courses. Details of the required subjects and grades for each course can be found in the Undergraduate Prospectus. 

    Higher Certificate, Post-Secondary Diplomas, Higher Diploma Professional and Diplomas holders are considered for entry to bachelor degree courses and in many cases will be considered for direct entry to the second year. 

  • Students with Upper Second Class or Lower Second Class degrees awarded by universities will be considered for entry to postgraduate study. This will normally be a graduate diploma, Masters degree or exceptionally direct entry to PhD studies. Holders of Masters degrees will be considered for PhD studies. 

    All applicants must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of English language proficiency before they can be admitted onto any course or programme. The level of English proficiency required will depend on the course. Please contact admissions@uea.ac.uk if you would like to check what level of English we will require for any particular course. 

  • HKDSE Requirements 

    UEA accepts the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) to the first year of undergraduate degrees.   

    Offers are based on asking for minimum grades in one category A elective and one other category A compulsory or elective subject. The grades required vary by degree and are illustrated below for guidance purposes. Unfortunately we do not accept Citizenship and Social Development (Liberal Studies) when considering your suitability for a place on our courses. 

    Category A Electives and English Requirements

     A-Level          HKDSE
    AAA A minimum of 5 in one elective, 5 in another compulsory or elective subject
    AAB A minimum of 5 in one elective, 4 in another compulsory or elective subject
    BBB - ABB A minimum of 4 in one elective, 4 in another compulsory or elective subject


    Mathematics Requirements

    Degree Subject HKDSE
    Arts & Humanities 3 in compulsory Mathematics
    Business, Law, Psychology & Occupational Therapy 3 in compulsory Mathematics
    Economics,Physiotherapy & Pharmacy 4 in compulsory Mathematics
    Sciences (except the below courses) 3-5 in compulsory Mathematics, depending on course
    Actuarial Science & Mathematics 5 in both extended and compulsory Mathematics


    Please note: extended Mathematics combined with compulsory Mathematics counts as one Category A Elective. For extended Mathematics, we accept both M1: Calculus and Statistics and M2: Algebra and Calculus.

    English Language Requirements

    We accept HKDSE English Language or IELTS as proof of English Language ability, equivalencies are given below for reference:

    IELTS - HKDSE English

    We accept HKDSE English in place of IELTS, but equivalencies are given below for reference:

    7.5 5**
    7.0 5 to 5*
    6.0 - 6.5 4
    5.5 3


    Subject Requirements

    Some courses at UEA require a subject background, for example BSc Biological Sciences requires previous study in Biology or Human Biology.

    Where a course has a specific subject requirement, we require the below category A elective grades in the relevant subject 

    A level grade (Subject) HKDSE (Category A Elective)
    A 5
    B & C 4

    Medicine and Health Sciences

    Degrees in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences are usually popular options in Hong Kong. We have a limited number of international places that fill up each year. Courses in Medicine and Health Sciences require an interview. The interview will either be done in Hong Kong face to face or online through Skype or Microsoft Teams, interviews are performed after the relevant UCAS deadline and successful candidates will be invited to interview by email. Further information on the degree options in this faculty can be found here.


    Final admissions decisions are made based on the information provided in the full UCAS application. Applications to certain subjects may be subject to an interview or audition. Please check the UCAS website for relevant application deadlines.

    Please contact admissions@uea.ac.uk if you have any specific queries on HKDSE entry requirements.

    INTO University of East Anglia

    INTO UEA offer a wide range of Academic Preparation (e.g. foundation and international year one courses) and English Language Programmes designed to assist applicants enter UEA degree courses. Students can enter foundation programmes at INTO University of East Anglia if they have completed the HKDSE or Form 5.


  • 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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