Eiki, International Ambassador for Japan

Hello everyone!! I am Sayuri, from Osaka Japan! I was born and raised in Japan and studying abroad has been one of the biggest dreams in my life.

Although I had no choice but to give up studying abroad while I was doing my undergraduate in Japan because of COVID-19, after finishing my undergraduate, I finally decided to go to graduate school to make my dream come true and continue my studies. My major is an MA in Global Intercultural Communication and the reason why I chose UEA is that the module of the course looked very intriguing to me. Now, I am learning how culture, language, thoughts, and our society are related. Not only listening to the lectures but also discussing with classmates is very helpful to deepen my knowledge and expand my perspective. Studying abroad is quite harder than I expected, but I assure you that we can overcome everything in the end and all experiences will become your asset.  

There are plenty of student support services at UEA such as academic writing tutors for the improvement of writing skills, career central for supporting our career path, talking therapies for your mental health, and so on. Of course, the professors and other staff in the university are so nice and always supportive as well. I have met many people who are really nice and who I admire in UEA so far.  Moreover, UEA can give us various opportunities that we can try things depending on our interests. For instance, I am currently joining some events of Japanese society, learning Arabic, and doing Pilates at the Sports park. Besides, we have some gatherings of my course and that is a good chance to get to know my classmates and share our interests.  

Norwich is a small town but a beautiful and peaceful city. It is the best place to focus on studying and enjoy student life. Additionally, there are some Asian markets and Japanese restaurants so no need to worry about food at all. You can enjoy the taste of home easily here! Moreover, if you would like to experience city vibes more, you can go to London on a one-day trip by bus or train, which only takes 2 or 3 hours. I go to London once a month to be refreshed.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me through Unibuddy. I am always happy to answer your questions! 

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はじめまして。イーストアングリア大学の日本人アンバサダーの長安 瑛希と申します。

私はイーストアングリア大学の大学院で国際開発学を学んでおり、MA Globalisation, Business and Sustainable Developmentのコースを専攻しています。イーストアングリア大学は気候変動問題や国際開発学に関する素晴らしいカリキュラムがあることで有名で、自分の専門分野をより深く学びたいと考えてこのコースを選びました。


私が専攻するGlobalisation, Business and Sustainable Developmentのコースでは、グローバルビジネスの観点を交えた国際開発学を勉強しています。授業においては幅広いバックグラウンドを持つ学生とディスカッションをする機会が多く、自身の視野を広げる貴重な機会となっています。







Accepted qualifications

  • Those holding one of the following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate study(Bachelor degree programmes): 

    • Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with a recognised foundation/bridging qualification 
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum 32 - 35 points (depending on course) 
    • British 'A' levels with a minimum BBC-ABB (depending on course) 
    • Junior College 2 and 3 year diploma 
    • College of Technology 5 year programme diploma 
  • Holders of a good Bachelor degree will be considered for entry to postgraduate study (Masters degree programmes)

    Entrance to Master Degree programmes will be assessed on the overall GPA from undergraduate study.  Holders of a degree from a Japanese University with a GPA from 2.6 / 75% will be considered for postgraduate study. The exact requirement will vary depending on the previous university and the course applied for. UEA will also take into account your personal statement and references, and if you have work experience please include a CV in your application. If you would like to discuss if your qualification meets our requirement, please contact us to ask

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

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UEA’s special relationship with Japan

Partnerships, degree options and student exchange programmes

UEA has had a special relationship with Japan for many years.

Each year UEA welcomes Japanese students on a range of Undergraduate, Postgraduate, INTO UEA and Study Abroad Programmes.

UEA has always been a popular choice for students from Japan. It is in the top 10 for Japanese students enrolment numbers amongst all UK universities (British Council HESA data 2018-19).

We have partnerships with over 18 leading universities in Japan including Meiji University, Okayama University, Osaka University, Hokkaido University and Kyoto University.

We also conduct joint research with our partners in Japan, and we have set up a range of study abroad opportunities for Japanese and UK based students.

UEA offers a BA in Modern Languages where Japanese is a popular language option.

UEA’s Centre for Japanese Studies also usually offers short term Summer Programmes.

UEA Japanese students at a pre-departure briefing webinar


UK’s leading research centre for the study of Japanese arts, media, and visual cultures

Norwich is the home of the UK’s leading research centre for the study of Japanese arts, media, and visual cultures.

Ambassador Hajime Hayashi, (Ambassador of Japan to the United Kingdom) speaks at a British Association for Japanese Studies at UEA


Since 1999, the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC) has been developing and sharing its world-class research.

In May 2011, the University of East Anglia established a new Centre for Japanese Studies (CJS) with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.

Located within the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities at UEA, the Centre for Japanese Studies fosters Japan-related teaching and research at the University.


Japanese community on campus and UEA Alumni Association Japan

Our popular UEA Japan Society promotes Japanese culture as well as language and cultural exchange. 

Japanese students at UEA enjoying a guest lecture on ‘Careers in JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)’


If you chose to study at UEA, you are sure to be welcomed into a vibrant community on campus. Once graduating from UEA you will also be able to join our long running UEA Alumni Association Japan.

Since 1995 our UEA Alumni Association Japan has offered support, networking and social activities to graduates of UEA.

Each September the association hosts the ‘UEA Global Gathering’ in Tokyo and Osaka or Kyoto giving graduates the chance to meet either other, share their stories from Norwich and discuss future plans. 

 International Office Staff for Japan:

Tim Hubbard  Tim Hubbard - Regional Manager

     Location: China

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