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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. 

West African Ambassador

My name is Destiny Onu, the new ambassador for West Africa and Nigeria. I am an undergraduate student studying International development. When looking for a course to study and a university to attend, I came across a video on Youtube of an ex-UEA student speaking of his remarkable experience at UEA. Immediately, I booked an open day and fell in love with the campus and the course description. Although it was a rainy and grey day when I attended the open day, the UEA campus was gleaming in my eyes, the greenery that surrounded the campus, the accessibility to a gym, bank, bookstore and many other exceptional facilities, all in walking distance, was excellent.


Apart from UEA’s accessibility to facilities on the campus it also has great access to some fascinating architecture, beautiful beaches, and for those who want to be a true tourist, it is a short coach or train ride away from London. I finally made my decision to come to UEA after attending my applicant day and witnessing the enthusiasm the lecturers spoke with. It is comforting to know that the people who will assist you in working towards your degree and building your career are routing for you and show it in the academic support they give.


Before coming to UEA, I was worried about the workload and my adjustment to student life but the student support here is exceptional. In little to no time, I became well-acquainted to the Uni and joined an array of societies offered by the Uni. For me, UEA specialises in more than just my degree. They specialise in providing state of the art equipment to work with and offering a comfortable and diverse environment to work in. When looking for a University, it is imperative to look for somewhere that specialises in your degree but also somewhere that can be a home, a stress-reliever and an opportunity giver. UEA offers all four and more.

Contact me at: westafricanstudents@uea.ac.uk 

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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.

Requirements Requirements

Admissions Requirements

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.

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.


Test Score
IELTS* 6.5 overall with minimum of 5.5 in each component
PEARSON ACADEMIC (all components)* 62 overall with minimum of 42 in each component


*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.


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