Hello! I’m Ruby and I’m the international ambassador for Vietnam. 

My agency was the first one to introduce me to UEA. As an international student, I needed to do an International Foundation year before I could progress to a UK university.   
I applied to INTO UEA, and luckily, I successfully secured the joint-venture scholarship between UEA and INTO UEA for my first 2 years in the UK. Through my own research, I was drawn into the convenient location of the campus and Norwich city. I personally also preferred a peaceful place to pursue my study. Given all of the factors, I chose UEA for my study.  

 Norwich truly lives up to the reputation of “City of Stories”. Norwich came across as a small city, yet there was enough for me to explore. Every corner seemed to have something to contribute to the whole atmosphere of the city. It might not have the hustle and busy dynamic of bigger cities like London, yet Norwich has its own charm as it presents the balance between old and modern. During the day, you can go to visit Norwich Castle and have a full English breakfast at a local coffee shop. The afternoon can be dedicated to exploring local shops along Norwich Lanes. Later on, you can walk down to the riverside area and enjoy the sunset along River Wensum. Should you want to hang out with friends, Gravity Trampoline Park, or going bowling in the Riverside area might be a good idea as well. In short, I would say that Norwich has enough fun activities to offer, depending on your interests.  

My first impressions of UEA was that it is a very spacious campus with lots of green space. Everyone I met when I first arrived was very friendly and welcoming. Every building was arranged to facilitate easy access for students, with most accommodation being placed right on campus.      

I chose to study Marketing and Management at UEA. Even though my course did not offer the placement option when I started, it suited my needs since I wanted to finish my undergraduate study and start working straight away. The course is well structured to develop my knowledge about marketing and general business management appropriately. It started off with general and foundation knowledge during the first year, then I gradually got to choose more modules and tailor the academic focus to my preferences.   
In terms of study experience, I find the workload manageable and the timetable still allows me to join other extracurricular activities and have a part-time job. There are definitely both theoretical and practical elements integrated into the modules.  

There are plenty of opportunities to get active and involved with sports clubs and student societies, or simply take a daily run around the UEA lake.  
Norwich is a beautiful city of a good size, is super safe and friendly for students, with reasonable living expenses. Should you want a fun weekend away in a bigger city, London is accessible in under 2 hours by train.   

If you have any queries about studying at the University of East Anglia, why not chat to me directly through the Ask a Student platform? Please also feel free to contact me at vietnamstudents@uea.ac.uk or drop me a message on the Vietnamese Students Facebook page

Admissions requirements

  • Holders of the Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc (Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate) will be considered for entry onto the INTO UEA International Foundation or International Year One, ideally with an average of 7.0 or higher.

  • Holders of a Bang Tot Nghiep Dai Hoc (Degree) will be considered for direct entry to a Masters Degree, ideally with an average of 7.0 or higher.

    Holders of a Bang Thac si (Taught Masters) will be considered for entry to PhD research programmes.

  • 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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