Akshil Shah

My name is Akshil Shah and I am a third-year undergraduate student studying Business Finance and Economics at the University of East Anglia. Studying at UEA has been a tremendous experience for me.

The UEA campus has a lot of greenery - it has bunnies during the winter season and even has a lake right on campus. The view from the library overlooking the lake on a sunny day is brilliant.

I have also gotten to choose a course which allows me to combine multiple interests and select exciting modules to study. The professors are always approachable and are always willing to help you. The UEA also allows you to develop into a well-rounded student and has various services to help you.

The CareerCentral service provides you with workshops on various career-related activities. These range from one-to-one mock interview sessions, going through CV’ and more. I also have a passion for entrepreneurship and the UEA Student Enterprise provides entrepreneurial workshops and guidance for students. I was able to take part in the IBM Universities Business Challenge last year with my course mates and this involved us making business decisions through an online simulation.

Norwich is a beautiful city and is only a 20 to 25-minute bus ride away from campus. The city has a wide range of shopping, restaurants with a range of various cuisines and cinemas with the latest movies. Norwich is a great city because it is reasonably priced compared to other cities.

The university also has the Sportspark on campus which has great sports facilities including an Olympic sized swimming pool. As a member of the table tennis team, we have our training sessions over here. We also have a 24-hour library and multiple places to eat on campus.

You can also follow your passion be it through sports or meeting people with similar interests by joining a range of different sports clubs and societies on campus.

If you have any questions please contact me via email at eastafricanstudents@uea.ac.uk or ask questions and join in on Facebook.

Accepted qualifications

  • For direct entry to undergraduate programmes

    Please refer to each course page for specific A Level and IB requirements.

    Other qualifications, gained after 13 years of education, can be considered for direct entry onto Undergraduate courses.

    For direct entry to Masters programmes

    Those completing an Undergraduate degree will usually be considered for entry onto Masters programmes. For most courses we require equivalent to a UK 2:1.

    For direct entry to Research degrees (MPhil, PhD)

    Those completing a Masters degree or with substantial research experience in their degree can be considered for Research degrees (MPhil, PhD).

    INTO Pathway Programmes

    Holders of the Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) will be required to take a foundation programme before entering the first year of an undergraduate course.

    If you are not eligible for direct entry you are encouraged to look at our pathway programmes on campus at INTO UEA:

    • The INTO Foundation is the perfect preparation for progression onto a range of UEA undergraduate degrees
    • International Year One course leads onto the 2nd year of degrees in several subject areas
    • The INTO UEA Graduate Diploma prepares students for several of UEA’s Masters programmes.

    Find out more from INTO UEA.

  • We accept KCSE English, taken within the last ten years, at a minimum level of C as evidence of your English language skills. In cases where the certificate is older than ten years, evidence of use of English in the intervening period either through work or further study at a recognised institution may be taken into consideration.

    Alternatively we accept IELTS and PTE. Please check your course details for further information.

    Undergraduate - English language requirements

    Test Score
    IELTS 6.0
    PTE 55

    Postgraduate Taught and Research - English Language Requirements

    Test Score
    IELTS 6.5
    PTE 62

    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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