Lana

Hi, I am Lana and I am the new ambassador for the middle East and Gulf region. Currently I am on my second year of an undergraduate degree in Biomedicine.

To be completely honest, the main reason I chose UEA for my studies was that it’s one of the top ranked universities in the UK with more than 95.5% of its graduates working or starting further studies in the first 6 months after graduating. As an academic person this really encouraged me to apply to UEA and even better it’s worth mentioning how helpful it is that we have all our lectures recorded and posted online for easy access whenever we needed them.

However, even though I joined the university solely based on its academic reputation, UEA has so much more to offer from great social events to nearly 60 sport clubs for students to join. Apart from that I have to say that I do love the massive campus and its great amenities providing you with everything you need, if I had to choose a favourite spot of campus it has to be the benches by the lake where I do yoga twice a week.  

At the moment I am renting a flat in the heart of Norwich with a river view which I adore and even though Norwich is a small city there’s always something fun happening. My favourite spot in town is the Sicilian pizza stand in the market where you can get some of the best Pizza in England!

It’s not easy being away from home but studying abroad is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, you get to experience great things and meet people from all around the world and for me this made me realise how similar we all are no matter how different our culture could be. 

I am here to help and answer any questions you might have about life at UEA so why not chat to me directly through the Ask a Student platform or email me at middleeasternstudents@uea.ac.uk. You can also ask questions and join in at our Facebook page

 

Accepted Qualifications

  • Holders of the Diplom-Metevaseth with good grades will be considered for entry to an International Foundation Programme which will then lead them on to undergraduate courses. For direct undergraduate entry good grades in the Iranian National University Entrance Examination, Kunkurs, or Fogh-Diplom/Kardani are generally accepted.

    Holders of the Licence/Karshenasi, or Fogh-Licence/Karshenasi Arshad, qualification with good grades will be considered for entry to postgraduate study.

  • Entry qualifications require completion of high school/secondary school with very good grades to be considered for entry to the one year foundation courses.

    Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) with 32 - 35 points or 'A' levels studied in your country will be considered for direct admission to first degree undergraduate programmes.

    Holders of a good Bachelor degree with honours, will be considered for postgraduate study.

    Holders of a Masters degree will be considered for PhD studies.

  • Holders of the Al Shahada Al Thanawiya/Baccalauréat (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) will, exceptionally, be considered for entry to Foundation Courses.

    Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum 32 - 35 points, or A-levels obtained in Syria, will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree courses.

    Holders of 2-year post Baccalauréat diplomas from Intermediate Institutes will be considered for direct entry to Bachelor degree courses.

    Holders of a Licence/Bachelor degree will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree courses.  In exceptional cases, candidates with excellent grades will be considered for admission to postgraduate taught courses.

  • Holders of the Tawjihi General Secondary Education Certificate may be considered for entry on to foundation year.

    Applicants holding the Tawjihi and a recognised foundation/access qualification will be considered for direct entry to Bachelor Degree courses.

    Holders of al-Shamel Intermediate diploma may be considered for direct admission to Bachelor Degree courses.

    Holders of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or six IB subject Certificates (with at least three at the higher level) with 32 - 35 points or A levels studied in Jordan, will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor Degree courses.

    Holders of a good Bachelors degree will be considered for taught graduate courses.

  • Holders of the General Secondary Education Certificate (TAWJIHIYAH) with a recognized bridging/access qualification may be considered for the University's one year foundation course.

    Students who have studied Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi qualifications in Saudi Arabia should visit those web pages for more information.

    Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum 32 - 35 points, or 'A' levels obtained in Saudi Arabia, will be considered for direct admission to first degree programmes.

    Holders of a good Bachelor degree will be considered for postgraduate study. This will normally be a postgraduate diploma or a taught Masters degree. Holders of a Masters degree will be considered for PhD studies.

  • Holders of the Shahadat-Al-Thanawia-Al-A'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) may be considered, on merit, for entry to the foundation course.

    Holders of the: Diplomas in Applied Business Studies/Applied Technology or the International Baccalaureate Diploma with 32 - 35 points will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree courses.

    Holders of 'A' levels, obtained in Kuwait, are considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree courses. Details of the required subjects for each course and the grades required, can be found in the Undergraduate Prospectus.

    For details of exemptions or advanced entry to Bachelor degree courses see overleaf.

    Holders of a good Bachelor degree from Kuwait University will, be considered for graduate study. This will normally be a postgraduate diploma or a taught Masters degree.

    Holders of a Masters degree may be considered for PhD studies.

  • 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.
  • 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 check the requirements for your specific course

      

    Test  Score
    IELTS* 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. 

Events

We regularly attend 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. 

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