Hello! My name is Idunn and I’m the Norwegian international ambassador. I am currently in my first year of an undergraduate degree in Film Studies and English Literature here at UEA and am thoroughly enjoying it.

The campus is a good combination of brutalist concrete buildings and massive green spaces. Everything is easily available and close, which makes it incredibly convenient to live and study here. There’s a Barclays for any banking needs, the SU shop for food and snacks, nearly endless coffee shops and the beautiful lake for a scenic walk.

Whether you’re interested art, music, sports, media, garlic bread, ghost hunting or nearly anything else, there will be a society for you, and areas such as the music building and the Sainsbury Centre for visual arts. The teaching is fantastic as well. UEA is a welcoming and kind place, and Norwich is a lovely city. Besides, UEA is known for its many adorable rabbits!   

Being away from home is made much less terrifying by the amount of support available to you. Besides, you’ll quickly start to feel at home. Living with fellow students makes the transition easier, and in this modern age it’s easy to keep in touch with friends and family back home. You’ll also likely be too busy to miss home, as there is always something going on either on campus or in the city.   

I am here to help current and future students, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all! You can send me a message on Facebook or chat to me directly through the Ask a Student platform.

Accepted Qualifications

  • Holders of the Vitnemål for Videregående Opplæring will be considered for direct entry to Bachelor Degree courses. For full details of our Vitnemål requirements and equivalency system please see our information on Vitnemål requirements below.  

  • 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).  

  • Vitnemål For Videregående Opplæring  Requirements for 2019 Entry  

    Vitnemål requirements for undergraduate courses are based on the following:  

    • Overall average grade  

    • English Language  

    • Mathematics  

    • Specific subjects  

    Overall average grade:

    A comparison to GCE A-Level requirements is provided for reference.  
















    English language requirements

    We accept Vitnemål in place of IELTS.  Courses considered suitable to meet the English Language requirement include Engelsk, Internasjonal Engelsk, Samfunnsfaglig Engelsk and Engelsk Litteratur og Kultur.  

    IELTS-Vitnemål equivalencies are provided for reference.  














    Applications from students who do not meet the Vitnemål English Language requirements are welcome.  In such cases, we accept a number of other English Language tests.   


    All undergraduate courses include a GCSE Mathematics requirement.  Vitnemål courses considered suitable to meet the GCSE Mathematics requirement include Matematikk Praktisk, Matematikk 1P, Matematikk 1T, Matematikk 2P, Matematikk 2T, Matematikk X, Matematikk S1, Matematikk S2, Matematikk R1 and Matematikk R2.  

    Any single Vitnemål Mathematics course is considered acceptable as an equivalent to GCSE.  For example, if an applicant has taken both Matematikk 1P and Matematikk 2P, they can be considered based on their grade for either Matematikk 1P or Matematikk 2P.  

    GCSE-Vitnemål equivalencies are provided for reference.  












    Specific subjects

    Some undergraduate courses have additional GCSE or A level subject requirements.  

    Subject Requirement  

    Vitnemål Equivalencies  


    A Level: Engelsk Litteratur og Kultur is considered as an equivalent.  Other subjects which include literary studies or textual analysis may be considered case by case.  


    A Level: Matematikk S1+S2 and Matematikk R1 are considered as equivalents. GCSE: Please see full details above.  


    A level: Sciences at Levels 1+2 are considered as equivalents.  For example, Biologi 1+2 is considered equivalent to A Level Biology.  For undergraduate courses that require an A Level Science but do not specify a particular subject, Vitnemål courses considered as equivalents include Biologi 1+2, Fysikk 1+2, Geofag 1+2, Informasjonsteknologi 1+2, Kjemi 1+2, Matematikk R1, Matematikk S1+S2.  Other Science subjects at Levels 1+2 may be considered case by case. GCSE: Science study at Level 1 is considered as an equivalent.  For example, Kjemi 1 is considered equivalent to GCSE Chemistry.  For undergraduate courses that require a GCSE Science but do not specify a particular subject, Vitnemål courses considered as equivalents include Biologi 1, Fysikk 1, Geofag 1, Informasjonsteknologi 1, Kjemi 1.  Other Science subjects at Level 1 may be considered case by case.  


    A Level: Language study at Levels 1+2 is considered as an equivalent.  For example, Fransk 1+2 is considered equivalent to A Level French. GCSE: Language study at Level 1 is considered as an equivalent.  For example, Spansk 1 is considered equivalent to GCSE Spanish.  

    Other Subjects  

    Other subject equivalencies are typically considered case by case and full consideration is given to all applicants’ academic background.  

  • 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* 6.5 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.


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