Turn your ambitions into reality at UEA


UEA is a campus based university with a student population of 16,000 and is home to more than 4000 International and EU students from over 120 countries. You can meet our staff and students at various events around the world and in the UK. 

Meet your ambassador Meet your ambassador

Southern African Student Ambassador

Hey! My name is Bryan Theo Mfhaladi from Botswana in Southern Africa and I am currently studying Actuarial Science with a year in industry at UEA. There were numerous reasons why I came to study at UEA.

There were one of the few universities in the UK offering my course with the full entire 8 accreditations offered by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries when I was applying. The option to include a placement year also swayed me as well as the way UEA sits as part of the city it is in.

UEA is also ranked in the top 200 of the Times Higher Education rankings, which also cemented it as my choice of study. As soon as you step into UEA, you will find that there are numerous activities on campus alone. The large campus houses an art gallery, a state-of-the-art library, a world class Sportspark which was voted the best indoor university sport facility in 2019. The campus also has the convenience of housing several accommodation houses which meant that navigating my way from my accommodation to lecture rooms was unproblematic. With numerous spots around campuses to relax, coffee shops, a sleeping room, a beautiful lake, an open space in The Square to enjoy the summer and many other places, you can always be sure to find a place which suits your character. With a wide range of societies and sports clubs, you will always find a place to belong at UEA. If you cannot find the society you desire, which I highly doubt, you can even suggest it to the Student Union or start it.

The campus is located about 20 minutes from the city centre by bus, with the buses departing for the city centre every 15 minutes every day. Norwich being also a cycle-friendly city means that the city is also accessible faster when cycling. If you really want to refresh your mind, you can even take the 45 minute refreshing walk, passing through parks and beautiful cafes along the way. Norwich, the city of cathedrals and pubs, is an amusing, fun and intriguing city which you can never finish being amazed by it.

I am here to answer any questions you have about UEA, be it about the campus or your course or even about the vibrant Norwich city, feel free to contact me at s-african.students@uea.ac.uk or send me a facebook message at: www.facebook.com/ueasouthernafrica

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I am currently living on campus, which is amazing. The convenience of having the library, classes, medical centre, LCR and sports-park a walking distance from my halls is great. I feel very safe to move around campus and the city at any time because the security team and police respectively are always on patrol. Norwich is a wonderful city offering a perfect balance of one’s needs; a great shopping experience, pubs and clubs for a good night out and various churches and places of worship. I know I made the right choice coming to UEA and I am looking forward to an amazing year here.

If you have any questions about studying at UEA, please contact me via the Facebook link above or by email: 


Requirements Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Holders of the Cambridge Overseas School Certificate, with a recognised foundation/access qualification, may be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree courses.

Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum 32 - 35 points, or 'A' levels obtained in Botswana, will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree programmes. Details of the required 'A' level subjects for each course and the grades required, can be found in the Undergraduate Prospectus.

Holders of the Higher Certificate (Part 1) of a Bachelor degree will be considered for direct entry to Bachelor degree courses.

Holders of the Higher Certificate (Part 2) of a Bachelor degree may be considered for exemptions for entry to Bachelor degree courses (see overleaf for further details). In exceptional cases strong candidates may be considered, initially, for postgraduate diploma studies.

Holders of a Masters degree will be considered for postgraduate degree study.

English Language Requirements

We accept Botswanan GCSE English, taken within the last ten years, at a minimum level of C as evidence of your English language skills. In cases where the certificate is older than ten years, evidence of use of English in the intervening period either through work or further study at a recognised institution may be taken into consideration.

Alternatively we accept IELTS and PTE. Please check course details for further information.

For a full list of acceptable English qualifications, including grade requirements for iGCSE English and International Baccalaureate English, please see here.

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.

Undergraduate - English Language Requirements

Test Score
PTE 55

Postgraduate Taught and Research - English Language Requirements

Test Score
PTE 62

Academic English Assistance

For those not meeting the above academic and/or English language requirements for direct entry, INTO University of East Anglia offers a wide range of Academic Preparation and English Language Programmes designed to assist applicants enter UEA degree courses.

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Visit and Events

We are not currently attending events in your country, however, we welcome your interest. Please feel free to contact the relevant staff member responsible for your region.

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.

Scholarships and Finance Scholarships and Finance

Fees and Funding

Fees 2020-21

For full details of overseas students fees and information on fee status please visit these Planning Office pages.

Please note that fees are reviewed annually and may be subject to small increases for any subsequent years of study.

Funding 2020-21

See our International Scholarships pages for details of non-region specific available funding opportunities.

International Undergraduate Scholarships

These scholarships are designed to reward applicants who have been offered a place to study with UEA and who can, clearly and concisely, explain how studying here at UEA will help them to make an outstanding contribution to their chosen field of study and to the wider UEA community. 

We are looking for entrants who have researched the opportunities available to them as a student at UEA, who can demonstrate a track record of community engagement and who can demonstrate how their degree will make a difference to the lives and community around them.

All applicants to the scholarship will be considered on one of our monthly panels and those successful will receive an award of £4,000, £6,000 or £10,000 per year of study

For terms and conditions and to apply, see our International Undergraduate Scholarships page.

UEA Sub-Saharan Africa Award

All Sub-Saharan Africa students applying to a Postgraduate course* at UEA will be automatically awarded this scholarship.

This award is worth:

  • £4,000 - if you meet UEA entry requirements
  • £5,000 - if your final undergraduate grade is the equivalent of a high 2:1

Amounts will be deducted from your tuition fees, in line with terms and conditions.

*courses commencing September 2020 only