Hello, we’re Lok and Man Yi, the International Ambassadors for Hong Kong. 

Man Yi (Nicole): 

I first heard about UEA on The Complete University Guide. There are three reasons why I chose to study at UEA. Firstly, the beautiful campus provides an awesome study environment, especially the view in the library on the third floor. Secondly, Norwich Business School is the top 15 business schools in the UK for Marketing, according to The Guardian University Guide and The Complete University Guide, and many students recommended the teaching quality and resources. 

Thirdly, strong career support is one of the important factors that I chose UEA. Career Central offers many workshops, 1-1 consultation hour, a mentorship programme, etc, which are useful for me in preparing for my graduate route.  

I am studying MSc Marketing. During the pandemic, the study life is quite different compared with the "normal" time. Most of my lectures went online while some face to face small workshops still available. Fortunately, the library is still open, which is a relief for students who can't focus their study in their bedroom. I appreciated the Ryze app created by UEA, which provides brief e-books for each module I take, and it is easier for me to prepare for lectures. Overall, it is a challenging study life when most of the teaching goes virtually, and we can't meet in a big group due to the social distancing rules. However, marketers are always ready to react and adapt quickly to new trends!  

Chat with Man Yi (Nicole)

Lok (Nicole): 

Norwich has been much better than I imagined. It is a historical city with lots of unique architecture, it has such a different vibe compare to Hong Kong. Although Norwich is a small city, I feel comfortable and enjoy living here. Norwich is a safe city in UK, with a low crime rate here. There are lots of places to explore for example, the cathedral, the lanes, different restaurants etc. At the weekends, I usually go to city centre for groceries, shopping with friends and try different pubs and restaurants. Sometimes I will go to Eaton Park or walk around the lake. I can also take a train to the coast for relaxation. I think there are still a lot of hidden gems in Norwich which I have not yet discovered.   

UEA has hundreds of sports groups and societies to join; one of the societies I joined was the badminton team. We had lots of BUCS competitions and travelled to other universities to play against them. We also had local league games to play against different teams around Norwich. There were regular training session every week and I became really good friends with my teammates. I went to sports night with them last year. My life would be totally different without joining badminton team.  

If you have any questions about studying at the University of East Anglia, why not chat to me directly through the Ask a Student platform or email:  You can also join  us on Facebook to ask questions and see the cool things we share about Norwich. 

Chat with Lok (Nicole)

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 if you would like to check what level of English we will require for any particular course. 

  • HKDSE Requirements for 2020 entry

    Offers are based on asking for minimum grades in one elective, English and Mathematics and one grade in a remaining compulsory or elective subject. The grades required vary by degree and are illustrated below for guidance purposes.

    A comparison to GCE A-level requirements is provided for reference. A full course list can be found on our website. Where specific A Levels are required for any course, an elective in that subject will be required for HKDSE.

    Category A Electives and English Requirements

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


    Please note: We will also require 3 or 4 (depending on the course) in each section of English, e.g. writing

    Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy requires 5 in English overall and 5 in each section. Pharmacy require 5 in English overall, and 4 in each section.

    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.

    Therefore, a typical offer for BSc Business Management would be:

    A minimum of HKDSE level 4 in one category A elective, level 4 in English, (with 3 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), level 3 in compulsory Mathematics and 4 in another elective or compulsory subject.


    Integrated/Combined Science elective: We do not accept these electives for degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physics or Physiotherapy as these courses require one or more full electives in Biology, Chemistry or Physics (subject dependent).

    MBBS Medicine Requirement: A minimum of level 5 in three electives to include Biology and Chemistry or Physics, one other elective, level 4 in Core Maths, level 4 in Liberal Studies and level 5** in English with level 5** in each component OR level 4 in English with IELTS 7.5 overall and no less than 7.0 in each component.

    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


    Please contact if you have any specific queries on HKDSE entry requirements.

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

    INTO University of East Anglia Entry Requirements

    For those not meeting the academic and / or English language requirements for direct entry, INTO UEA offers 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.

    International Foundation Programme - leading to direct entry to the first year of a UEA degree:

    Foundation in: Entry Requirements:
    Business, Economics, Society & Culture, and Humanities & Law

    Form 5:

    • Average in 2 relevant subjects with 5% above pass mark and pass in Maths OR 3-2-2 including Maths. All subjects accepted (min. 2 in Maths).


    • A minimum of levels 3-2-2 in relevant subjects (min 2 in Maths or pass at Form 5). All academic subjects accepted.
    Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences Pathway

    Form 5:

    • Average in 3 relevant subjects including Maths with 5% above pass mark OR 3-3-2 (min. 2 in Maths).
    • NB: relevant subjects for science pathways include Physics, Chemistry or Biology, or Combined Science +1 other elective.


    • 3-3-2 in relevant subjects including Maths (min. 2 in Maths or 5% above pass mark in Form 5 Maths).
    • NB: relevant subjects for science pathways include Physics, Chemistry or Biology, or Combined science +1 other elective.


    • Progression to Pharmacy*, Physiotherapy**, Occupational Therapy** and Nursing is subject to interview and therefore progression is not guaranteed.


    All Other Science Pathways

    Form 5:

    • Average in 3 relevant subjects including Maths with 5% above pass mark OR 3-3-2 (min. 2 in Maths).
    • NB: relevant subjects for science pathways include Physics, Chemistry or Biology, or Combined Science +1 other elective.


    • A minimum of levels 2-2-2 in relevant subjects (min. 2 in Maths or 5% above pass mark in Form 5 Maths). All academic subjects accepted.



    English language requirements

    • Four Term Foundation: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent
    • Three Term Foundation: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent 

    * Students aiming for Pharmacy should commence the Foundation with a minimum of IELTS 6.0 (5.5 subskills).

    ** Students aiming for Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or Nursing should commence the Foundation with a minimum of IELTS 6.0 in all subskills.  

    International Year 1 Programme - leading to direct entry to the second year of a UEA degree:

    International In Year 1 Entry Requirements
    Business, Management, Economics & Psychology & International Development From HKDSE: A minimum of levels 3-3-2 in relevant subjects with 3 in Maths. All subject accepted (min 3 in maths)


    English language requirements

    International Year One in Business, Management and Economics:

    • Three terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in reading and writing) or equivalent
    • Four terms Extended: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in reading and writing) or equivalent

    International Year One in Psychology and International Development:

    • Three terms: IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 each subskill
  • 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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