My name is Mariana and I am the International Ambassador for Latin America.  

First I researched the best development schools and then I looked at the programmes. I loved the UEA masters programme because it had subjects related to education and the media for development.  

I found the application to be great and I didn’t have any problems. Everything was easy and the Admission’s team was always there with an answer in case I needed one! I actually was awarded an automatic scholarship without having to apply and that recognition made me feel great!   

I loved my first impression of Norwich, It was so different from Mexico that it was like living in a fairy tale. I live really close to the city centre so I have been able to go almost every day (in normal days) to pubs or restaurants. I love that we have almost every kind of food here and that’s something I never experimented with in Mexico. The gym is so cheap and I love that. In addition, I love the fact that you can go everywhere on your bike!

I was super excited when I first got to UEA! A dream finally came true and the first thing I wanted to do was to have one picture at the Ziggurats. 

I love my international development course, and in the first class I had learned so much. I love the diversity of opinions that one can have in the classroom and this is something I have always wanted.  

If I could give any advice to students considering UEA I’d say just Do it! I think that considering the circumstances, the response of UEA has been amazing and Norwich hasn’t been affected that badly by the pandemic. My advice is to look at the courses and the teachers, they are so easy going and are excellent teachers.   

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

  • Holders of the Certificado de Educacion Secundaria Comun Completa will be considered for direct entry to the Foundation Courses.

    Holders of the Certificado de Educacion Secundaria Comun Completa, with a suitable foundation qualification including holders of the foundation qualification from the University of Warwick, will be considered for direct entry to Bachelor degree courses.

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

    Holders of the Bachillerato qualification will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree courses, in exceptional cases advanced entry (exemptions) may be granted.

  • Holders of the Licenciado/Professional title awarded after 4 or more years of study will be considered for postgraduate diploma courses or Masters degree courses as appropriate. Applicants for PhD study should preferably hold a Masters degree (Doctorado).

  • 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.


Visit us in your country

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 Virtual Event Live Week

UEA Postgraduate Virtual Event Live Week

Whether your just getting interested in UEA or already have your offer, this is the perfect chance to find out about our postgraduate courses and UEA student life.


Dates: March 15th to 19th 2021

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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