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Christopher

Hi everyone, my name is Christopher Richardson, and I’m a 3rd year BEng Energy Engineering student. I grew up and studied in Malaysia all the way up to A-Levels before deciding that I wanted to see more of what the world had to offer.

I ended up choosing to study at UEA for many reasons; the eye-catching architecture, the great reviews and rankings, as well as the good scholarship opportunities available at the university. 

Two and a half years later, I can honestly say that studying overseas has been a profound experience. The maturity and independence that comes with living in a whole new part of the world is invaluable, as are the friends and fun times I’ve had. 

UEA places a lot of importance on student satisfaction and wellbeing, with designated advisors, the option to schedule meetings with lecturers outside classes, and even designated wardens to help with on-campus accommodation. The CareerCentral service on campus is also a brilliant place for students to keep up to date with jobs both on and off campus, and me and many of my friends have gotten jobs and internships there.

There are also a bunch of different ways to enrich your university life on campus. As a casual swimmer, I most enjoy the Olympic-sized pool in the Sportspark and have headed there for an after-class swim on many an occasion. 

One of the best things about being at UEA is living so close to the city of Norwich. It’s a 20-minute bus ride away, and it happens to be a really a nice place to spend the weekend. Personally, I enjoy the fact that while it does have plenty of things to do and see, it never feels too large or foreboding, making navigation especially easy for students who are new to Norwich and the UK. Being away from home as an international student is never the easiest thing to do, but with the right environment and support, it can honestly be a wonderful few years. 

If you have any questions about studying at the University of East Anglia Why not chat to me directly through the Ask a Student platform or email me at malaysianstudents@uea.ac.uk.

 

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Accepted Qualifications

  • Holders of the High School Diploma with an approved or recognised access/foundation qualification will be considered for entry to bachelor degree programmes.

    Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum 32 - 35 points, or 'A' levels obtained in the Philippines, will be considered for direct admission to bachelor degree programmes. Details of the required 'A' level subjects for each course and the grades required, can be found in the Undergraduate Prospectus.

    Holders of a very good Associate degree may be considered for entry to Bachelor degree programmes.

    Holders of a very good Bachelor degree from a recognised university will be considered for one year exemption to Bachelor degree programmes. In exceptional cases candidates holding an appropriate Bachelor degree may be considered for postgraduate diploma study.

    Holders of a Masters' degree will be considered for postgraduate Masters courses at UEA.

  • Holders of Cambridge 'A' levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum 32 - 35 points will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree programmes.

    Diplomas from Singapore, Ngee Ann, Nanyang and Temasek Polytechnic are normally acceptable for entry to the first year of a degree course provided that you have good average grades and have covered the relevant subjects for the degree course for which you are applying.

    In many cases it is possible for Polytechnic and EDB Institute Diploma holders to gain exemption from the first year of some undergraduate degree programmes.

    Advanced Diploma holders will also be considered for direct second year entry to relevant undergraduate programmes. Exceptional students with sufficient relevant work experience may be considered for entry to appropriate taught Masters courses.

    Students with a Bachelor degree from the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technical University, will be considered for entry to Masters degrees, Bachelor degree with honours and Masters degree holders for Ph.D studies study.

  • Applicants from Chinese schools with one year post 'O' level qualifications will be considered for entry to the University's one year foundation course.

    Holders of Cambridge 'A' levels and Brunei Matriculation Examination Certificate will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree courses.

    Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum 32 - 35 points, or 'A' levels obtained in Brunei, will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree programmes. Details of the required 'A' level subjects for each course and the grades required, can be found in the Undergraduate Prospectus.

    Holders of BTEC validated diplomas from Institut Teknologi Brunei and other local colleges, will be considered for direct entry to Bachelor degree courses.

    Holders of a good Honours degree will be considered for postgraduate study.

  • 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 be sure to check the requirements for your specific course.

    Undergraduate:

    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

     

    Postgraduate:

    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.

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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 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

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
Booking: https://www.uea.ac.uk/visit/postgraduate-open-days
Date: 23/11/2020-26/11/2020

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