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 provide 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. 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 You can also ask questions and join in over at our 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 


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

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 Ghaith (Middle East & North Africa)

Ghaith Al-Qatarneh

Regional Manager 

Regions covered: Middle East & North Africa 

Based in: Norwich, UK 

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