Destiny Onu

My name is Destiny Onu, the new ambassador for West Africa and Nigeria. I am an undergraduate student studying International development.

When looking for a course to study and a university to attend, I came across a video on Youtube of an ex-UEA student speaking of his remarkable experience at UEA. Immediately, I booked an open day and fell in love with the campus and the course description. Although it was a rainy and grey day when I attended the open day, the UEA campus was gleaming in my eyes, the greenery that surrounded the campus, the access to a gym, bank, bookstore and many other exceptional facilities, all in walking distance, was excellent. 

As well as UEA’s facilities on the campus, you have great access to some fascinating architecture and beautiful beaches. And for those who want to be a true tourist, it is a short coach or train ride away from London. I finally made my decision to come to UEA after attending my applicant day and witnessing the enthusiasm the lecturers spoke with. It is comforting to know that the people who will assist you in working towards your degree and building your career are rooting for you and show it in the academic support they give. 

Before coming to UEA, I was worried about the workload and my adjustment to student life but the student support here is exceptional. In little to no time, I became well-acquainted to the Uni and joined an array of societies offered by the Uni. For me, UEA specialises in more than just my degree. They specialise in providing state of the art equipment to work with and offering a comfortable and diverse environment to work in. When looking for a University, it is imperative to look for somewhere that specialises in your degree but also somewhere that can be a home, a stress-reliever and an opportunity giver. UEA offers all four and more. 

Why not chat to me directly through the Ask a Student platform or on the Nigerian Students Facebook page?

Accepted Qualifications

  • 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.

    INTO pathway programmes 

    Holders of the Senior School Certificate of Education (SSCE) or West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE/WAEC) 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

  • 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. 

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

  • We accept WAEC / WASSC / NECO taken within the last ten years, at a minimum level of C6 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. Our courses require at least the scores below. Some courses require higher scores – check course details for further information. 

    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





    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. 


Visit us in your country

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


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