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. 

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West African Student Ambassador 

I am Karen Boakye-Danquah, second year student of Pharmacology and Drug Discovery. I am the new International Student Ambassador for West Africa. I made a decision to study at UEA because they gave me another opportunity to achieve my goal. UEA offers a variety of foundation year courses which once again created a career pathway for me. Moreover, the university’s School of Pharmacy is one of the best in the country as well as ranked 12th for overall academic excellence by the United Kingdom university league table.

Starting university was a new chapter in my life hence I had to make sure whatever decision I made would have a positive outcome.


UEA being ranked very highly for student satisfaction also meant that the school really had the interest of their students at heart hence I didn’t hesitate to note that down. I have been at UEA for three years now and the university does take the opinions of its students into consideration. During my applicant day visit to the university, I was informed about the 24hour access to the library and truly they have not let me down. 
UEA is always keen on supporting its students hence the SSS (Student support Service) previously known as the Dean of Students are available via appointment to give any form of assistance either academic or financial. The lecturers also have one to one contact with students for academic assistance while each student has an academic advisor to guide their decisions at university.
Furthermore, UEA takes their student survey into consideration. Although, the university had lots of reading spaces available in the library, the library becomes very packed during exams window hence other students struggled to find somewhere to study but the university has currently undergone construction to solve this problem. Likewise, another reason why I love the university.

Above all, the UEA campus has everything you need to help you settle in but Norwich City itself has fantastic shops, restaurants, cinemas and many more. Likewise there is also a medical centre on campus

Moreover, most international and home students seem to enjoy their studies in UEA and love the city itself. UEA has the best facilities, both educational and sporting.
I believe, whether you are an international or home student UEA has measures in place to make you feel at home. You feel loved and cared for! The bunny rabbits on campus seem to excite people too.

If you have any questions about studying at the University of East Anglia, please do not hesitate to contact me either via the West African Students Facebook page or you can email me at

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Visit and Events

We are not currently attending any international study fairs in your country.  Please keep checking this page for details of future events. 

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 2018-19

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 2018-19

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

International Undergraduate Scholarship

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 as well as the wider UEA community. 

All applicants to the scholarship will receive a minimum of a £2,000 first year tuition fee discount, whilst a large number of successful applicants will be upgraded to fee discounts 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.

Sub-Saharan Africa Postgraduate (Taught) Masters Scholarships 2018 /19

All self-funded Postgraduate (taught) Masters applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa will automatically be awarded a scholarship of between £4000-£6000. The amount of scholarship awarded will be dependent on your academic background.  

  • £4000 (GBP) Scholarship - if you are offered a place on any postgraduate (taught) masters courses at UEA 
  • £5000 (GBP) Scholarship - if you are offered a place on any postgraduate (taught) masters courses at UEA and previously achieved a ‘high’ second class upper undergraduate degree (65-69% in a UK degree or international equivalent)   
  • £6000 (GBP) Scholarship - if you are offered a place on any postgraduate (taught) masters courses at UEA and previously achieved a first class upper undergraduate degree (or international equivalent)

Read our full Terms and Conditions.

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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