Nichole

Hello! I’m Anna, the Student Ambassador for North America. I am a second-year undergraduate student studying Geography in the School of Environmental Sciences.

I am lucky to have had a very adventurous upbringing and lived in many different countries as a child. While I was applying to university, I knew I wanted to continue doing this and move somewhere new. Previously, I lived in Tucson, Arizona. Although I love being surrounded by mountains, gazing at bright stars and vibrant sunsets, waking up to the scuttle of a lizard on my windowsill and falling asleep to the distant howling of coyotes, the heat was just too much for me. So I packed my bags for Norwich, which is almost the polar opposite.

Norwich is a quaint little medieval city surrounded by the countryside and close to the coast. There are endless opportunities for weekend bike rides, day trips to the beach, local music gigs and study dates with your friends at cute cafes. It feels so much closer and more community-oriented than the wide roads, fast cars, and sprawling shopping centres of the US. It’s also so easy to visit different parts of the UK from Norwich. London, for example, is less than 2 hours away via cheap train ticket. From there you can get pretty much anywhere!

Ambiance aside, a really important factor for me when making my decision about which university to choose was academics. My course allows me to take modules in both the School of Environmental Sciences and the School of International Development. Both of these departments are highly ranked, producing vital climate research and contributing to global efforts in combating inequality. The academic community at UEA is so vibrant, and I feel constantly challenged to question my assumptions. The faculty is also diverse, with many international lecturers especially in the School of International Development.

There is also so much to do at UEA aside from study! The sheer variety of societies and clubs that you can join is almost overwhelming. I always knew that I wanted to join Mountaineering Club because I love escaping to the mountains every now and then. What I did not expect is that I would learn to love Ultimate Frisbee, which I had barely even heard of before coming to UEA. Frisbee is the first team sport I’ve ever played, and it has taught me a lot about how to communicate with and rely on my friends and teammates in different ways. So many students join a completely new sport when they come to UEA, so all the clubs are really welcoming and social, and can be as laid back or as intensive as you want!

Moving to any new place is bound to be a little intimidating at first, and COVID happening during the time when I came to university didn’t help. Despite this, I settled into Norwich very smoothly. There are lots of other international students here, and activities oriented towards different interests and identities. Sometimes it can be scary to put yourself out there, but as soon as you do, you’ll find the people and things that make your time here special.

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Accepted Qualifications

  • High School Graduate Diploma, AP and ACT/SAT Exams 

    Holders of a US High School Diploma alongside 3 AP Exams or an equivalent ACT or SAT at the specified score will be considered for direct admission to Undergraduate Degree courses. 

    For details of subject and grade requirements; use the table below to compare our A level requirements to the US High School Diploma and AP Exams. 

    Some Undergraduate Degree courses at UEA will require AP Exams in specific subjects. To find our A level requirements; use our course catalogue to find the course that you are interested in. A level grade and subject requirements can be found under the ‘Entry Requirements’ section of each course page. 

     

    A Level Requirement

    High School Diploma Overall Score 

    With

    3 AP Exams with the following scores

     

    OR

     

    ACT or SAT

    AAA (excluding Medicine*)

    3.75

    with

    3+

    or

    ACT: 27+

    SAT: 1280+

    AAB

    3.5

    with

    3+

    or

    ACT: 27+

    SAT: 1280+

    ABB 

    3.5

    with

    3+

    or

    ACT: 27+

    SAT: 1280+

    BBB

    3.3

    with

    3+

    or

    ACT: 27+

    SAT: 1280+

      

    *Please see our MBBS Medicine course page for further information. 

      

    Literature and Mathematics Requirements 

    We will require credits to have been undertaken in Literature or English Language and Mathematics based subjects as part of the High School Diploma. Specific requirements will depend on the course being applied for. 

    If you need further information about our requirements for any specific course, please contact our Admissions Team

      

    Associate Degrees 

    Holders of Associate Degrees may be considered for direct admission to Undergraduate Degree courses when presented alongside a High School Diploma. We will review the content of the Associate Degree and the number/value of the credits that have been earned when assessing the suitability of this qualification for entry onto any Undergraduate Degree course at UEA. 

    We recommend that you contact our Admissions Team for further information about our requirements for this qualification. 

        

    (NOTE: these are general guidelines only; requirements for entry may vary depending on competitiveness of particular programmes.) 

  • Holders of a Bachelor degree, from an accredited institution, with a cumulative academic grade point average of 3.0 and above will be considered for postgraduate study. This will normally be a postgraduate diploma or a taught Masters degree and exceptionally PhD studies. Masters degree holders will be considered for PhD study. 

                          E v e n t s

 

International Office Staff for USA:

  Alana Stuart - Regional Manager

     Location: Michigan, USA

     Email Alana

     Book an online Appointment

     Phone: +1-202-600-5922

 

   Graham Wise - International Officer

      Location: Norwich, UK

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      Book an online Appointment

 

 

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