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 Student 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
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.
Ghana: Annie - Media and International Development
Choosing to pursue my postgraduate degree at UEA is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I was able to find the right course (Media and International Development) to suit my career ambition, the application process was not cumbersome, and communication with UEA from my country till my arrival at school was frequent and effective. My experience at UEA has been awesome! The Lecturers are well experienced and highly competitive in their fields, and are always ready to give you their undivided attention when the need arises.
The school has got state of the art facilities to aid students in their research and study experience during their academic journey. There’s a 24-hour library, a sports park with different sports societies to help keep you fit, affordable accommodation, and a Career Centre to guide students in making good career choices; I like the idea that the school is not only concerned about the academic life of students but also about their post-academic life (careers). UEA is located in the city of Norwich, which is one of the most beautiful and safest cities in the United Kingdom.
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
Holders of the Senior School Certificate of Education (SSCE) or West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE/WAEC) will be required to take a foundation programme before entering the first year of an undergraduate course.
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
We accept WAEC / WASSC / NECO taken within the last ten years, at a minimum level of C6 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.
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
Postgraduate Taught and Research - English Language Requirements
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.
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.
UEA Sub-Saharan Africa Award
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.