My name is Destiny Onu, the ambassador for West Africa; I am an undergraduate student studying International development. 

I first heard about UEA on a YouTube video and I decided to study here after visiting and falling in love with the campus. It was the perfect mix: great access to city life, but peaceful enough to study and focus on my degree; that balance was important to me.   

My application process was smooth. I simply wrote my personal statement and filled out the application and awaited my results and the confirmation of my place. My course didn't require an interview or anything of that nature. Once I received the email that I had got in, an applicant day was arranged and I was able to visit the university and learn more.  

I study International Development, which UEA specialises in. It's a fantastic course with a diverse study range and I've been able to pick from a range of diverse modules. Most importantly, the lecturers are enthusiastic. I've made great friends in my course, who are supportive and provide that study community that is always nice to have.   

If I could give any advice to students considering UEA, I’d say to not worry about feeling isolated or excluded. UEA is diverse and you'll meet people from all over the world, some like you and some different. Just be open to engaging with people.  

Why not chat to me directly through the Ask a Student platform or on the Nigerian Students Facebook page

Accepted qualifications

  • For direct entry to undergraduate programmes

    Please refer to each course page for specific A Level and IB requirements.

    Other qualifications, gained after 13 years of education, can be considered for direct entry onto Undergraduate courses.

    For direct entry to Masters programmes

    Those completing an Undergraduate degree will usually be considered for entry onto Masters programmes. For most courses we require equivalent to a UK 2.1.

    For direct entry to Research degrees (MPhil, PhD)

    Those completing a Masters degree or with substantial research experience in their degree can be considered for Research degrees (MPhil, PhD).

    INTO Pathway Programmes

    If you are not eligible for direct entry you are encouraged to look at our pathway programmes on campus at INTO UEA:

    • The INTO Foundation is the perfect preparation for progression onto a range of UEA undergraduate degrees
    • International Year One course leads onto the 2nd year of degrees in several subject areas
    • The INTO UEA Graduate Diploma prepares students for several of UEA’s Masters programmes.

    Find out more from INTO UEA.

  • 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
    PEARSON ACADEMIC (all components)* 50 overall with minimum of 42 in each component



    Test Score
    IELTS* 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in only two components and 6.0 in the others
    PEARSON ACADEMIC (all components)* 50 overall with minimum of 42 in only two components and 48 in the others


    *We also accept a wide range of other English language qualifications

    *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.


Visit us in your country

We are regularly attending events in your country and welcome your interest. Please feel free to contact the relevant staff member responsible for your region or check the information below for more of our upcoming fairs. 

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. 

See what life is like on our campus and in Norwich and Norfolk

Book a chat with Mark (Sub-Saharan Africa & Latin America)

Mark Bentley

Regional Manager  

Regions covered: Sub-Saharan Africa & Latin America 

Based in: Norwich, UK 

Book now

Book a chat with Deby (East and West Africa)

Deby Okoh

Recruitment Manager 

Regions covered: East and West Africa 

Based in: Lagos, Nigeria 

Book now