Hello, I’m Maki and I’m the International Ambassador for Japan. 

I heard that international studies in UEA were highly regarded so I chose to study in UEA once I realised that the course content was suitable for me. In addition, I was able to get the International Excellence Scholarship and the tuition fees were relatively cheaper than other universities.  

I prepared my personal statement and two academic references for the application. It was a bit hard to find recommenders who know me well, so I recommend to work on that as soon as you decide to apply.  

I’d heard that Norwich was a small city, but I found Norwich to be very beautiful and a fun place to shop and eat out. In the city centre, there are some shopping malls and many restaurants.  

It's been only three months since I moved to Norwich. However, I’ve already found my favourite café, Japanese restaurant and shopping places. There are still many lovely places that I want to visit. On top of that, I found Norwich has beautiful nature. Especially UEA, which is surrounded by beautiful parks and lakes. On sunny days, it makes me feel like going for a walk.  

My first impression of UEA was that the people are very friendly and willing to help. On the first day, a taxi driver told me that students will help me once I arrive at UEA. As he had said, as soon as I entered UEA, students in the lodge and on the street talked to me and helped me get to my accommodation.    

I am studying MSc Climate Change and International Development. I remember that in the first seminar, my professor was very funny and friendly and that relieved me. In my first semester, all modules took place online. However, the teaching quality was satisfying. I had enough opportunities to have discussions with my classmates in breakout rooms during classes. I found it is easy to make comments and ask questions in the chat.  

If I could give any advice to students considering UEA I’d tell them not to hesitate to ask other students and university staff if they have questions. I know staff and students are happy to help you whether you are a UEA student or not. 

Studying at UEA is a great opportunity to take world-class and UK top ranked teaching and share ideas with students from all over the world. Besides the normal classes, there are many webinars hosted by UEA with guests from different organisations such as the UN. It is hard to study abroad but I learned life lessons by sharing those moments with my flatmates. UEA and the Student Union are always here to hear students’ voices. Their support and quick responses were very helpful. They always support and encourage you to do something different as the UEA motto goes.    

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, join us on Facebook or email me directly at 

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 in the range of 3.5 to 2.75 (85% - 78%) will be considered for postgraduate study. The exact requirement will vary depending on the previous university and the course applied for.

  • 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
    PEARSON ACADEMIC (all components)* 50 overall with minimum of 42 in each component



    Test Score
    IELTS* 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in only two components and 6.0 in the others
    PEARSON ACADEMIC (all components)* 50 overall with minimum of 42 in only two components and 48 in the others


    *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.


Visit us in your country

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 the information below for more of our upcoming fairs. 

Alternatively, if you are planning a trip to the UK, why not come and pay us a visit? 

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. 

See what life is like on our campus and in Norwich and Norfolk

BEO Virtual Spring Fair

Name: BEO Virtual Spring Fair


Date: 20/03/2021

Time: 3pm to 9pm

UEA Postgraduate Virtual Event Live Week

UEA Postgraduate Virtual Event Live Week

Whether your just getting interested in UEA or already have your offer, this is the perfect chance to find out about our postgraduate courses and UEA student life.


Dates: March 15th to 19th 2021

Book a chat with Tim (East Asia)

Tim Hubbard

Regional Manager (East Asia)  

Regions covered: East Asia

Based in: Norwich, UK 

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