Turkey Student Ambassador

My name is Ceyda Kiyak, and I am a first year PhD student in Psychology at UEA. I am also the student ambassador for Turkey.

After living in different cities in different countries (Dublin, Milan, London, Bournemouth, İstanbul, İzmir) I ended in Norwich for my PhD. Doing PhD was one of my goals in life for years, so I did extensive research before choosing UEA to make the best decision. UEA has high position in rankings and the quality of research, and great connections for industry placement for future employability and building a professional network which is great match for what I expected for my future academic career. Another appealing thing for me to choose UEA was the scholarship for international students which is relatively rare compared to other universities in UK.

As a person who is passionate about science, psychology, different languages and cultures, and literature, I find life at UEA fulfilling as it has everything that I need with debating club, book club, psychology club and WISE society (Women in Science and Engineering). Apart from this, I enjoy hiking, cycling, and dancing and UEA has a lot to offer. I regularly join Zumba classes in Sportspark and cycle around the lake in the campus.

Norwich is a very green city with many historical places, a stunning cathedral and castle, and colourful streets to enjoy. My favourite spot in Norwich is riverside where you can both have a nice and long walk and cycle through the city. I also like the fact that Norwich is very international with people coming from different cultures and background which makes the city very diverse and vibrant.

If you have any questions regarding studying in UK or life at UEA and Norwich, please contact me through the ‘Unibuddy’ platform and I would be more than happy to help!⁠

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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.

  • 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  Ghaith Al-Qatarneh - Regional Manager

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