India Group

Hey! We’re Zaafirah Haider and Dhruv Gandhi, we’re the International Ambassadors for India! 


Hello! I’m Zaafirah and I come from a very culturally rich city called Kolkata also known as the city of joy! At UEA we celebrate festivals all year round such as Diwali and Holi that is accompanied by dances, desi music and traditional food alongside events like Go Global where we get to experience cultures from across the globe.

I’ve always had an interest in learning about world economies, markets, risk management and sustainability. Therefore, I’ve taken up Economics as my undergraduate course at UEA. The modules provided for Economics here are a good mix of theory and technical application which makes it even more interesting.

My favourite thing about UEA is its beautiful campus and its strategic location having the SU shop, Boots, Ziggy’s and the Student Information Zone all in the same place. Alongside this is the extremely helpful faculty where we are provided with all the help we need, not only academically but also non-academically with wellbeing and mental health workshops and schemes such as ‘BuddySU’.

Being far away from home can be intimidating at first but the city of Norwich is very warm and welcoming. Going into town from campus only takes around 10 minutes and exploring the markets, cathedral and the riverside is a great experience.

Chat with Zaafirah




Hello everyone! I am Dhruv Gandhi and I am from the capital city of India, New Delhi. I am a second-year University of East Anglia student studying for a BSc. (H) in Business Finance and Economics with a placement year. I joined UEA in September 2021 and I can say the past year has been an amazing experience full of new learnings.

In my first year, I stayed in the university accommodation where I made some great friends, learned to do all the daily chores on my own from cooking to doing laundry, made some great memories, learned about the British culture from my friends and understood the university life here.

Moving abroad to the UK for my higher studies, I learned a lot of things like time management, focusing on studies while participating in various societies and clubs, living on a budget etc. Starting a new life on my own here has its ups and downs but throughout the process I grew a lot, gain different perspectives and build a new personality.

I chose UEA for its course and ranking in the UK. This course offers me a mix of all the modules I have an interest in. I can choose from a variety of optional modules so I can focus my university degree in the field I want. The university also offers good opportunities such as summer internships and student jobs to develop good transferable skills.

If you have any questions about life at UEA, settling in, what it’s like being an international student or anything in general about life in the UK please reach out to me using the “BuddySu” platform and I would love to help you

Chat with Dhruv

Accepted qualifications

  • Admissions requirement 

    Students achieving 70% + in the Higher Secondary School Certificate- Standard 12 will be considered for entry to the First Year of three year Bachelor degrees. The requirement will vary depending on examination board and course applied for. 

    Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with 32 - 35 points will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree courses. 

  • Holders of an Indian Bachelor degree with at least 52% will be considered for postgraduate study. The requirement will vary depending on examination board and course applied for. 

    Holders of Indian Master’s degree study will be considered for postgraduate research MPhil/PhD studies. In exceptional cases some science applicants may be admitted from bachelors level 

  • 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 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 an English Language programme at INTO UEA in preparation for our degree courses.

    If a student obtains 70% or above for their English language Standard 12 level, awarded by one of the following boards within 10 years of their UEA course commencement, they will be considered for exemption for our English language requirements: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE); Council of Indian School Certificate examination (CISCE); Indian School Certificate (ISC); Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE); West Bengal; Karnataka; Maharashtra; Andhra Pradesh; Kerala; Goa; Delhi. Otherwise, see below: 

    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. 

    Academic English Assistance 

    For those not meeting the above academic and/or English language requirements for direct entry,  INTO UEA offers a wide range of Academic Preparation and English Language Programmes designed to assist applicants enter UEA degree courses. 

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  Staff based in India:

   Anjana Singh

     Regional Manager
All India     

     Chat with Anjana directly

     Book an online Appointment


  Arpit Ajmera

     International Officer
     Location: South & West India

     Chat with Arpit directly

     Book an online Appointment


   Ruchika Bhat

     Engagement and conversion officer
All India     

     Chat with Ruchika directly

     Book an online Appointment


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