Hi everyone! I’m SeungYeun, and I am the Korean Student Ambassador at UEA!  

I’m currently studying MSc Climate change and International Development. I finished my undergraduate in international relations at a Japanese university. After graduating from the university, I have two years of working experience as a salesperson. Before starting my master’s at UEA, I did a postgraduate diploma course at INTO UEA. I find it helpful for me to understand the British education system. The content I learned was also useful for the modules I’ve taken.     

UEA provides an excellent environment for students. For postgraduate students, there is a designated study space in the library and the Scholar’s bar, which is a bar only accessible for postgraduate students. The school of international development faculty has a speciality in diverse fields and is also very friendly and supportive. 

As for extra curriculum activities, student unions provide a variety of activities and services, including the whole range of societies and clubs. Even if you’re not part of the societies, you can try out some new activities you’ve never done before through Do Something Different. My favourite activity so far is a dog therapy session that you can just pet and spend time with a dog. Also, there is a regular dog walking session every Wednesday. If you are a dog lover and miss your dog at home, it would definitely help you cope with homesickness.  

I chose UEA because UEA is well-known for having great curriculums for climate change and international development. In terms of my course, it provides a wide range of modules, including modules in environmental science. Also, there are plenty of networking opportunities with practitioners who are active in international development. In addition, modules are full of interactive discussions with students from various backgrounds, which is also a great chance to expand your horizons. 

Even though Norwich is a small city, you can experience international cuisine. Norwich marketplace is also one of my favourite places in Norwich, where you can find street foods from many countries. Norwich is a great place to concentrate on studying and enjoy student life. 

I understand that studying abroad is full of excitement, but it also comes with concerns. If you have questions, please feel free to ask anything.

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안녕하세요 저는 이번에 UEA 한국 학생 대사를 맡게 된 이승연이라고 합니다!

저는 2021년 9월부터 UEA 석사과정에서 MSc Climate change and International Development를 공부하고 있고 그전까지는 일본에 소재한 대학에서 국제관계를 전공 후 2년 동안 의료기기 제조업체에서 영업직으로 근무했습니다. 본격적으로 UEA에 입학하기 전에는 INTO UEA에서 프리마스터라고도 불리는 postgraduate diploma 코스를 수료했는데 영국의 교육 시스템이나 현재 수강 중인 과목들의 배경지식을 쌓을 수 있어서 크게 도움이 되었습니다.

UEA는 기후변화와 국제개발학 분야가 유명한데 제가 UEA를 선택한 가장 큰 이유이기도 합니다. 국제개발학부의 경우에는 다양한 전문분야를 가진 전문가분들이 계시는데 다들 굉장히 친절하고 소탈하셔서 적응하기도 쉬웠던 것 같아요. 제가 속한 MSc Climate Change and International Development 같은 경우에는 School of Environmental Science라는 자연과학계열의 강의도 수강이 가능해서 선택의 폭이 굉장히 넓습니다. 강의 외에도 실제 기후변화와 국제개발 관련 현장에서 활약 중인 실무자들과 온오프라인 세미나 등 다양한 네트워킹 기회가 마련되어 있고, 대부분의 강의가 학생 참여 중심으로 다양한 배경을 가진 학생들과 적극적으로 소통을 할 수 있기 때문에 시야를 넓힐 수 있는 좋은 기회라고도 생각합니다. 시설 면에서도 UEA는 공부에 집중하기에 좋은 환경을 갖추고 있는데 특히 석사생들에게는 도서관에 전용 스터디 스페이스가 있고 학생회관 2층에 석사생들만 출입이 가능한 Scholar’s bar가 마련되어 있어서 공부뿐 아니라 휴식에도 굉장히 유용하게 사용하고 있습니다.

공부 외의 부분에서는 학생회에서 동아리를 시작으로 다양한 활동을 지원하고 서비스를 제공하고 있어요. 동아리에 가입하지 않아도 Do Something Different라고 부르는 이제껏 경험해보지 못한 활동들에 도전할 수 있는 기회들도 주기적으로 있습니다. 그 중에 제가 가장 좋아하는 건 매주 수요일 강아지들과 산책하는 활동인데 한국에 사랑하는 털친구들을 두고 오신 분들께는 향수병을 극복하는데 매우 도움이 될 거라고 생각합니다 (저는 굉장히 도움을 많이 받았어요!).

노리치는 큰 도시는 아니지만 다양한 나라의 요리들을 맛볼 수 있는데 제가 노리치에 가장 좋아하는 곳인 노리치 시장에서는 다양한 나라의 스트릿 푸드를 경험해볼 수 있습니다.

유학 생활은 기대도 많이 되는 한편 불안하고 걱정되는 부분도 많을 거라고 생각해요. 궁금하신 점 있으시면 편하게 질문해주세요

Accepted Qualifications

  • Senior Hugh School Graduates be considered for an INTO UEA International Foundation.

    Applicants who have successfully completed the second year of a University Degree in Korea may be considered for direct entry to Bachelor Degree courses.

    Holders of the Academic High School Diploma and in exceptional cases Vocational High School Diploma, both with a good SAECE performance, will be considered for Foundation Year degrees in Natural Science. Junior College Diploma holders will be considered for direct entry to Bachelor Degree courses.

    Holders of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or six IB Subject Certificates (including at least three at the higher level) with a minimum total of 32 - 35 points will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor Degree courses. Details of the required subjects and grades for each course can be found in our course finder.

  • Holders of a good Bachelor degree will be considered for entry to postgraduate study (Master degree programmes)

    Entrance to Master Degree programmes will be assessed on the overall GPA from undergraduate study. Holders of a degree from a Korean University with a GPA from 2.95/4.5 will be considered for postgraduate study. The exact requirement will vary depending on the previous university and the course applied for.

  • Holders of a Masters Degree will be considered for entry to PhD study.

  • 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



    Test Score
    IELTS* 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in only two components and 6.0 in the others


    *We also accept a wide range of other English language qualifications, such as TOEFL, Duolingo and Pearson, as listed here.

    *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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