Our Indonesia Ambassador Nissi

Hello! My name is Nissi Kristo and I’m currently studying Pharmacy at the University of East Anglia (UEA). I’ve been in Norwich for 4 years and I’ve always enjoyed my time here.

Initially, I came for a Foundation year at INTO so I could adapt to the UK's education system and the British culture. A family friend recommended Norwich because it’s known to be a really safe city and so it was the ideal place as an introduction to a new country. I fell in love with the community, the city and the fact that nature surrounds the whole campus. UEA’s ranking for my chosen course has always been within the top 15 in the UK and that solidified my decision to continue studying here. 

Pharmacy is quite an intense course, but the support from the lecturers and fellow students is incredible. If I ever need help, I know who to contact without hesitation or fear of judgment. The library on campus is open 24/7 and so it's become my sanctuary for when I need to focus and get work done. Having said that, I love being able to study with a view so you'll most likely find me in front of the huge windows facing the campus broad. 

The university has been a great platform to expand my perspective, skills and work experience. The student population is so diverse and multicultural which opened my eyes to the world. I've gotten to know most of my friends through societies where we bond through similar interests. In terms of experience - CareerCentral and the Students' Union on campus offer various job opportunities which are suitable for students. Through them, I've found work I'm genuinely interested in which benefits me for my future career. 

You might be thinking ‘how does one have fun in a small town like Norwich?’ Well, there’s quite a range of options that you could choose from; there’s bowling and trampolining at the Riverside area, laser-tag and late-night karaoke in the city, not to mention the numerous gigs in UEA’s LCR every week. Getting to the coast is very simple as well; buses and trains going to Cromer or Great Yarmouth are available every day for a short escapade to the beach. Plus, London is just a few hours away, while our closer neighbour, Cambridge, is an hour away - the best place to learn punting whilst seeing the colleges from a different point of view. 

All in all, Norwich is an amazing city filled with beauty and history. UEA is a charming university, with its distinctive lake on campus. 

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 contact me by email at: indonesianstudents@uea.ac.uk 

Accepted qualifications

  • Perguruan Tinggi Negeri (Umptn) and Sma Leaving Certificate will be considered for entry to the foundation year courses.

    Holders of the D4 DIPLOMA may be considered for direct entry to Bachelor degree programmes and in exceptional cases may be considered for a one year exemption. 


  • Holders of a good INDONESIAN S1 (SARJANA) from a state university or DISAMAKAN designated department will be considered for graduate study. 

    Holders of an INDONESIAN S2 (MAGISTER) will be considered for graduate degree study. 

  • 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




    6.5 overall with minimum of 5.5 in each component 

    PEARSON ACADEMIC (all components)* 

    62 overall with minimum of 42 in each component 


    *We also accept a wide range of other English language qualifications

    *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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We are regularly attending events in your country and welcome your interest. Please feel free to contact the relevant staff member responsible for your region or check our meet us page for more of our upcoming fairs. 

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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. 

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