Hello! My name is Nichole, and I’m currently a second-year undergraduate at UEA studying International Development with Overseas Experience.

I grew up in Northern California, but I decided I wanted more of an adventure after graduating high school and began looking at doing my degree across the pond in England. In the end, UEA’s School of International Development outshone the rest—it is ranked among the best in the world and consistently on the front lines of research and action in the field. What’s more, I knew I would be joining a welcoming and like-minded community full of international students like myself. One particular aspect of my course that I love is the opportunity to work overseas before my final year, yet another thing that makes my time here at UEA unique and always challenging yet exciting.  

Beyond my studies, UEA has become home for me in so many other ways. As a lover of sports, the Sportspark is more than I could have ever dreamed of, and I owe countless friendships to the gymnastics and climbing clubs. Most recently, I’ve found a new family in the music society where I play cello for the string ensemble.

Although I’m from the Bay Area, I’m a small town girl at heart, and Norwich has stolen mine. On a sunny day, it makes me so happy to simply walk along the River Yare to the UEA lake, or to take a trip with my housemates to the Norfolk coast and say hello to the seals. There’s so many things to do off-campus that even the English rain can’t get me down. From hidden gem cafés and bookshops, to big events like the Norwich Film Festival, I feel I’ll never stop discovering my university town. Don’t forget, it’s one of the safest cities in the UK and absolutely bike friendly. And one of the best being abroad is that you’re on the doorstep of the rest of the UK, Europe and the world!  

If you have any questions, why not chat to me directly through the Ask a Student platform? You can also ask questions and join in at the American Students Facebook page or email me.  

Accepted Qualifications

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) or A level 

    Holders of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma (or six IB Subject Certificates including at least three at the higher level) or A levels will be considered for direct admission to Undergraduate Degree courses. For details of subject and grade requirements use our course catalogue to find the course that you are interested in. IB and A level grade and subject requirements can be found under the ‘Entry Requirements’ section of each course page. Please note that additional IB Middle Year/GCSE requirements may also apply. 

    High School Graduate Diploma & AP Exams 

    Holders of a US High School Diploma alongside 3-5 AP Exams 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. The number of AP Exams required will be variable depending on the course and the combination of AP Exams being undertaken. 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  and  3-5 AP Exams with the following scores 
    AAA (excluding Medicine*) 3.75 and 4
    AAB 3.5 and 4
    ABB  3.5 and 4
    BBB 3.3 and 3

    *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 ourAdmissions 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. 


    SATs, ACTs and SAT Subject Tests 

    We welcome applicants who are able to present SAT and/or ACT qualifications in support of their application, alongside one or more of the options noted above. Please contact our Admissions Team if you need any further information. 


    (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. 


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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. 

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