Hola! My name is Natalia and I am currently doing a masters in Climate Change and International Development.

When applying for a Masters I looked at other options but UEA caught my eye since the course they offered couldn’t have been a better fit for what I wanted to do. Of course, before deciding to come I did a thorough investigation to see if UEA was for me. The university has a great reputation and out of the 16,000+ students in the university over 2,800 are internationals which gives you the opportunity to meet people from all over the world such as Norway, Russia, Japan, Italy and more!

The university offers many opportunities to grow both academically and professionally, from career fairs to seminars to meeting people such as Jane Goodall and Isabel Allende, there is always a chance to expand your horizons. The university provides many services that support students throughout their time at UEA. They understand that being away from home can sometimes be difficult and want to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible - want to help build a home away from home. 

Speaking of home, from the moment I arrived at the UEA  campus and Norwich it felt like home! People are very friendly and there are many places to see and explore making it very difficult to get bored. In a 3-minute walk from the university you can immerse yourself in nature see a bit of wildlife and even meet some ponies on the way. There are infinite societies to join, they have something for everyone - from pasta society to wall climbing society to yoga society, you will always find someone with common interests and make great friends along the way. 

So far, I have made lifelong friends whom I have shared great experiences with. I have also learned so much from amazing professors who are always available to help and none of these things would have been possible if I hadn’t come to UEA.  The university has excelled my expectations and I am sure it will do the same for you! Why not chat to me directly through the Ask a Student platform. If you have any questions feel free to contact me through the Latin American students Facebook page or you can email me at

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

    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

  • 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


    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. 


    UEA Postgraduate Open Day - Online

    Join us for one of our Virtual Open Days to go further and discover your next steps to a postgraduate qualification. Our open day events are designed to offer comprehensive information on our degrees, funding and application processes.
    Location: Online
    Cost: Free
    Date: 23/11/2020-26/11/2020

    Book a chat with Mark (Sub-Saharan Africa & Latin America)

    Mark Bentley

    Regional Manager  

    Regions covered: Sub-Saharan Africa & Latin America 

    Based in: Norwich, UK 

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