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

West African Student Ambassador 

My name is Chioma Elsa Nwanna and I am an economics undergraduate student at the UEA. I am also the International Student Ambassador for West Africa.

The story of how I came to choosing the UEA is quite a funny one. At secondary school, in a waiting room, the UEA prospectus on the table was the first university prospectus I ever looked at and everything just fell into place after that. I had decided that I would study economics in order to soak up all the expertise I would need to improve the economy of my own country in the future but when the time came to actually start applying to universities, I was anxious over the fact that I hadn’t studied mathematics or statistics at A Level and I feared the difficulty and my possible inability to succeed in the course. However, upon checking the UEA course outline for my course, I found that the course had been set out and would be taught in a way where students that hadn’t studied maths wouldn’t necessarily suffer and I was relieved. It’s now my second year at the university and I’ve noticed that the UEA does everything to provide as much assistance as possible to its students; home and international.


The first thing I can say about UEA is that you will find every type of person here. This was the first thing I noticed when I arrived. There are so many different personalities which means there is a place for everyone here.

The UEA has beautiful spreads of grassland and is known for its aesthetically pleasing sceneries and the lake. The UEA has several buildings, designed with the most exquisite architecture. It is a university that is rapidly elevating on the ranking tables with the university currently being among the top 15 universities in the UK and the top 200 universities in the world. There is access to everything one would need at the university. I cannot deny my pride to be able to attend such a highly reputable university.

I have found that most students would claim the Student Union to be their favourite building at the university without a doubt as it contains several areas for students to relax and socialize. The building contains a café, a bar and even a nap room for the tired ones. I have had a few dozes in the nap room, I must admit. As wonderful as all that sounds, I spend a lot more of my time in the music building. I would say that the music building is one of my favourite buildings at the UEA and it is amazing how with being an economics student, the university still allows me to pursue and maintain the passions I have in music, drama and the arts.

As I mentioned earlier, there is something for everyone at the UEA, no matter what you are interested in. There are hundreds of societies and sports clubs available to the students of the university. Even if you don’t know what it is you are passionate about and love to do, you can surely find it out here.
There are many events for international students in which you would be able to meet a lot more students like yourself. You are never neglected or left in the dark, here at the UEA.

If you have any questions, please contact me by email at: westafricanstudents@uea.ac.uk or find me on Facebook with the link below and I will be happy to help you!

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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. 

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

Student Stories Student Stories

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.

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

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:

  • 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

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

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.

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.

*South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Botswana and Malwai

**courses commencing September 2020 only

Agents Agents


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.

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