Eda - our Turkey Student Ambassador

Hi! My name is Eda Sansel Ustun and I’m a fourth year medical student at UEA. 

I heard about UEA when I went to a UK universities fair back home in Istanbul and had a lovely conversation with a university representative there. When I came to UEA for the first time for my medical school interview, I immediately felt at home and could see myself studying here. I was over the moon when I was offered a place to study Medicine at UEA. I chose to study here because of the top rankings for student satisfaction and best prepared junior doctors, along with a beautiful campus and excellent student facilities, I thought UEA is a great place to start my university journey.  

I worked with an agent in Istanbul which helped me with the application process. I applied in October and around December time I was invited for an interview in February. I received my International Baccalaureate results in January. A few weeks after my interview, I received an unconditional offer to study Medicine at UEA.   

I thought Norwich was such a lovely little city. Having lived in one of the biggest cities in the world for my entire life, I was slightly worried about whether Norwich would satisfy my social needs, however it turned out to have everything I needed and more. It's a great city to live in while studying at university. The town centre is only 15-20 minutes by bus from UEA, with loads of independent shops and cafes. If you're looking for a more cultural experience, the Norwich Castle and the Norwich Cathedral are perfect for a unique visit.   

As a fourth year medical student, I'm very much enjoying my course so far. One of the many things I like about studying at UEA is that there is a great student support network at UEA, providing students with useful advice and help find solutions to their problems. UEA runs a wonderful system of peer support known as PAL (Peer-Assisted Learning), which is a student-led initiative that supports undergraduate students in their first year at university. I found PAL really useful in my first year at UEA and therefore I became a PAL mentor in my second year, supporting the new first years with their studies. 

If you are looking to have the full university experience at a wonderful campus with numerous facilities including a 24-hr library, student-run venues and entertainment centres, a renowned art gallery, sustainable buildings, a lovely atmosphere and the beautiful Broads right on your doorstep, UEA is the place to be!  

If you have any questions why not chat to me directly through the Ask a Student platform. You can contact me directly by email:  turkishstudents@uea.ac.uk, or connect with us on Facebook.  

Accepted Qualifications

  • Holders of a good LISE Diplomasi, minimum GPA 3.5, will be considered for a Foundation Year or direct entry to Bachelor Degree courses depending on the subject of study. LISE Diplomasi holders with a good performance in the American Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) will also be considered for direct entry to Bachelor degree courses. Holders of the Abitur, Maturita or French Baccalaureate school leaving certificates studied in Turkey will be considered for direct entry to Bachelor degree courses. 

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

    Applicants with the Onlisans Diplomasi may be considered for exemption from the first year of an undergraduate degree programme. 

  • Holders of a good Lisans Diplomasi will be considered for postgraduate study. This will normally be a postgraduate diploma or a taught Masters degree, however very good applicants, GPA 3.3+, will be considered for direct entry to Ph.D. Holders of a YÜUKSEK LISANS or MÜUHENDIS Diplomasi will be considered for PhD (Doctorate) study. 

  • Many undergraduate students come to us for either one semester or a full academic year as a part of an exchange agreement with European universities. 

    Under the ERASMUS scheme, exchanges are restricted to certain subjects and institutions. Find out more at ERASMUS.

  • 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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Regional Manager for Turkey:

  Ghaith Al-Qatarneh - Regional Manager

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