Hey! My name is Bryan Theo Mfhaladi from Botswana in Southern Africa and I am currently studying Actuarial Science with a year in industry at UEA. There were numerous reasons why I came to study at UEA.

There were one of the few universities in the UK offering my course with the full entire 8 accreditations offered by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries when I was applying. The option to include a placement year also swayed me as well as the way UEA sits as part of the city it is in. UEA is also ranked in the top 200 of the Times Higher Education rankings, which also cemented it as my choice of study.

As soon as you step into UEA, you will find that there are numerous activities on campus alone. The large campus houses an art gallery, a state-of-the-art library, a world class Sportspark which was voted the best indoor university sport facility in 2019. The campus also has the convenience of housing several accommodation houses which meant that navigating my way from my accommodation to lecture rooms was unproblematic. With numerous spots around campuses to relax, coffee shops, a sleeping room, a beautiful lake, an open space in The Square to enjoy the summer and many other places, you can always be sure to find a place which suits your character. With a wide range of societies and sports clubs, you will always find a place to belong at UEA. If you cannot find the society you desire, which I highly doubt, you can even suggest it to the Student Union or start it.

The campus is located about 20 minutes from the city centre by bus, with the buses departing for the city centre every 15 minutes every day. Norwich being also a cycle-friendly city means that the city is also accessible faster when cycling. If you really want to refresh your mind, you can even take the 45 minute refreshing walk, passing through parks and beautiful cafes along the way. Norwich, the city of cathedrals and pubs, is an amusing, fun and intriguing city which you can never finish being amazed by it.

I am here to answer any questions you have about UEA, be it about the campus or your course or even about the vibrant Norwich city. Feel free to contact me at or send me a  message through our Facebook page.

Accepted Qualifications

  • For direct entry to undergraduate programmes

    Please refer to each course page for specific A Level and IB requirements.

    Holders of the Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level will be considered for direct entry onto all Undergraduate courses.

  • 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.

    Find out more from INTO UEA.

  • 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 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 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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