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.
Canadian Student Ambassador
Hi! My name is Fionnuala and I’m a 3rd year medical student at UEA. I chose to study here because I was excited about my course's innovated, hands on way of teaching and really valued the importance UEA places on student satisfaction. This student-centred approach to higher education has created a top-ranked university where you can excel both academically and socially and I've never regretted my decision!
The first thing you'll notice about UEA is it's a campus based university, which is a LOT of fun and super convenient. I lived in accommodation in 1st year and having everything I needed within a 5 minute walk meant I had more time to focus on the exciting things on campus and the new people I was meeting! My flatmates felt like family and I made so many new friends (everyone get's stressed about this - don't worry!). UEA also has over 200+ societies and clubs (ranging from football to garlic bread lovers), so there is always something fun happening.
When you need a break, a short walk, bus or cycle gets you straight into the city – a really pretty, quirky and historic area that always reminds me I live abroad! Norwich has a pedestrian only centre full of shops, cafes (I’m currently on the search for the best brunch spot), delicious restaurants and the BEST outdoor market always making a lovely trip with friends or by yourself!
Besides the excellent teaching I get from my course, UEA also provides lots of unique chances for me to further explore my interests. I am constantly being invited to participate in conferences, training, career talks, volunteer opportunities and more - so you'll never run out of learning opportunities! As an international student, there is so much support available - not only will you always be able to contact the International Student Advisory Team, Student Support Services, and your lecturers, every student is assigned a personal advisor, a program unique to UEA. This senior staff member is able to regularly meet with you and can offer academic, professional and personal advice so you'll never feel stuck or alone!
Being so far away from home (7529km!) is definitely intimidating but studying on such a fun and safe campus in a friendly city makes all the difference and I’m so proud to call UEA my second home! If you have any questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the Facebook page “Canadian Students: University of East Anglia – UEA
Visit and Events
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 our Meet us page 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.
For direct entry to undergraduate programmes
Please refer to each course page for specific A Level and IB requirements.
Students studying for Canadian High School or Secondary School Diplomas, usually completing study in the twelfth grade, will be considered for entry to our undergraduate degree programmes. Most courses will require an overall score of between 70% and 80%. For some disciplines, a slightly lower average percentage may be considered.
Holders of the Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (from Quebec) will also be considered.
For direct entry to Masters programmes
Holders of a good Honours degree or equivalent, will be considered for entry to graduate study. 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:
Find out more from INTO UEA.
English Language Requirements
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 requirements for your specific course.
*We also accept a wide range of other English language qualifications, 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.
Fees and Funding
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.
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.
Canada Undergraduate Scholarship
All Canadian students applying to an undergraduate course* at UEA will automatically be awarded the Canada Undergraduate Scholarship.
Amounts will be deducted from your tuition fees for each year of your programme at UEA, in line with terms and conditions. Confirmation of any award will follow shortly after your offer.
Offer-holders are also encouraged to apply for UEA’s International Undergraduate Scholarship worth up to £30,000, though please note that this scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with any other UEA scholarship or award.
*applicants to the Faculty of Medicine, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy courses are excluded from this scholarship.
UEA North American Partner Award
Students graduating from one of our American or Canadian Study Abroad Partner Institutions and applying to a postgraduate course* at UEA will be automatically awarded the UEA North American Partner Award.
The award is worth £3,000 and will form a deduction from your UEA tuition fees, in line with terms and conditions.
*courses commencing September 2020 only
UEA works with partners around the world to promote our programmes and provide a service to students applying to the University. These partners have been carefully selected and we provide regular training to ensure that UEA is accurately represented and that the applicant experience is good. If you are unhappy with an aspect of your applicant experience, please contact us.
Regional Manager (USA and Canada)
Alana is based in Michigan and travels extensively across the United States and Canada to connect with students. She has worked in university admissions for almost 10 years and started at UEA in October 2016. Alana earned her M.A. in International Education in 2014. She looks forward to working with you and assisting you with your UEA journey!