The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus based university with a student population of 15,000 and is home to more than 4000 International and EU students from over 120 countries.

You can meet us in person at events around the world and in the UK. We also host online events during the year where you can meet our staff and students. Register your interest to receive notifications of these online events.

We hope you find the information on our pages helpful but please contact us with any further queries you may have.

You can also find our ambassadors on…


Hong Kong Student Ambassador


Hello! I am Isaac Law and I’m a final year Accounting and Finance student.

What UEA attracts me the most is the gorgeous campus and accommodation! Imagine how good your life will be studying on the lawn, playing whatever kinds of sports or enjoying a BBQ with your friends by the river! You just can’t resist the temptation of living in the ziggurats!  The library opening 24/7, working out in the largest indoor sports centre in the UK, bank, launderettes, café on campus … You simply can’t find any universities in Hong Kong or the UK with a campus better than here! 

UEA has been awarded the Gold Teaching Excellence Framework in 2017 and has kept climbing up the table over the past few years, and we are now a top 15 university according to the Complete University Guide, renowned with its student support services and teaching quality. An academic advisor is assigned to everyone, who is always here to support you and try to make sure you have a fruitful experience at UEA. In addition, if you have anything queries about your job application and CV, you can just pop in the Career Central to ask for advice. Participating in the UEA Award by the Career Central is definitely one of the ways to boost your employability, which recognises a range of activities, both academic and extra-curricular undertaken during the time at UEA that help you develop the skills and attributes for both life and employment when you complete the course here and culminates in a certificate from the university.

If you are worried that you can’t make any friends when you study abroad, there are over 200 student societies and clubs that you can join. Obviously you can make a lot of friends by participating in activities and socials organised by these societies, for instance joining the orientation camp organised by the Hong Kong Society, taking on committee roles during your first year, part-time work etc. I hope you will enjoy studying at UEA just as I do. If you have any questions about studying at the University of East Anglia, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at





Meet Ms Tracey Hearn, Country Development Manager and Ms Ella Zhang, Regional Manager, in your country at the following events:

Study UK Hong Kong Exhibition

Date and time

14 - 15 July 2018

13:00 - 19:00


Innocentre Hong Kong

72 Tat Chee Ave, Kowloon Tong


Study UK Hong Kong Exhibition

Date and time

18 August 2018

13:00 - 18:00


Renaissance  Harbour View Hotel

1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai


If you are planning a trip to the UK, why not come and pay us a visit?

The university offers Visit Days and Campus Tours throughout the year. Our tours are geared towards giving international visitors the opportunity to experience first-hand our unique surroundings and first-class facilities. Have a look at our Campus Views for a sample of the beautiful sites you can experience at UEA.

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate Degrees

Holders of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or six IB Subject Certificates (including at least three at the higher level) with a minimum total of 32 - 35 points, or A - Levels obtained locally, will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor Degree courses. Details of the required subjects and grades for each course can be found in the Undergraduate Prospectus.

Higher Certificate, Post-Secondary Diplomas, Higher Diploma Professional and Diplomas holders are considered for entry to bachelor degree courses and in many cases will be considered for direct entry to the second year.

Postgraduate Degrees

Students with Upper Second Class or Lower Second Class degrees awarded by universities will be considered for entry to postgraduate study. This will normally be a graduate diploma, Masters degree or exceptionally direct entry to PhD studies. Holders of Masters degrees will be considered for PhD studies.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of English language proficiency before they can be admitted onto any course or programme. The level of English proficiency required will depend on the course. Please contact if you would like to check what level of English we will require for any particular course. You can view the English language qualifications that we accept by clicking here.

HKDSE Requirements for 2018 Entry

Offers are based on asking for minimum grades in two electives, English and Mathematics. The grades required vary by degree and are illustrated below for guidance purposes.

A comparison to GCE A-level requirements is provided for reference. A full course list can be found on our website Where specific A Levels are required for any course, an elective in that subject will be required for HKDSE.

Category A Electives and English Requirements:

 A-Level HKDSE
AAA A minimum of 5 in two electives and level 4 in English
AAB A minimum of 5 & 4 in two electives and level 4 in English
BBB - ABB A minimum of 4 in two electives and level 4 in English

Please note: We will also require 3 or 4 (depending on the course) in each section of English, e.g. writing

Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy require 5 in English overall & 5 in each section. Pharmacy require 5 in English overall, and 4 in each section. 

Mathematics Requirements:

Degree Subject HKDSE
Arts & Humanities 3 in compulsory Mathematics
Business, Law, Psychology & Occupational Therapy 3 in compulsory Mathematics
Economics,Physiotherapy & Pharmacy 4 in compulsory Mathematics
Sciences (except the below courses) 3-5 in compulsory Mathematics, depending on course
Actuarial Science & Mathematics 5 in both extended and compulsory Mathematics
Please note: extended Mathematics combined with compulsory Mathematics counts as one Category A Elective. For extended Mathematics, we accept both M1: Calculus & Statistics and M2: Algebra & Calculus.


Therefore a typical offer for BSc Management would be:

"A minimum of HKDSE level 4 in two category A electives and level 4 in English, (with 3 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), and level 3 in compulsory Mathematics"



Integrated/Combined Science elective: We do not accept these electives for degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physics or Physiotherapy as these courses require  one or more full electives in Biology, Chemistry or Physics (subject dependent).

MBBS Medicine Requirement: A minimum of level 5 in three electives to include Biology and Chemistry or Physics, one other elective, level 4 in Core Maths, level 4 in Liberal Studies and level 5** in English with level 5** in each component OR level 4 in English with IELTS 7.5 overall and no less than 7.0 in each component.



We accept HKDSE English in place of IELTS, but equivalencies are given below for reference:

7.5 5**
7.0 5 to 5*
6.0 to 6.5 4
5.5 3


Please contact if you have any specific queries on HKDSE entry requirements. 

Final admissions decisions are made based on the information provided in the full UCAS application. Applications to certain subjects including Medicine, Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Natural Sciences and Drama may be subject to an interview or audition. Our full admissions policy can be found on our website. Please check the UCAS website for relevant application deadlines. 

INTO University of East Anglia

For those not meeting the academic and / or English language requirements for direct entry, INTO UEA offers a wide range of Academic Preparation (e.g. foundation and diploma courses) and English Language Programmes designed to assist applicants enter UEA degree courses:

International Foundation Programme - leading to direct entry to the first year of a UEA degree

Foundation Entry Requirements
Business, Economics, Society & Culture, and Humanities & Law Form 5: 
•    A minimum of average in 2 relevant subjects with 5% above pass mark and pass in Maths 
•    A minimum of levels 3-2-2 including Maths. All subjects accepted (minimum 2 in Maths)
•    A minimum of levels 3-2-2 in relevant subjects (minimum 2 in Maths or pass at Form 5). All academic subjects accepted.
Maths and Actuarial Science Form 5: 
•    A minimum of average in 3 relevant subjects including Maths with 5% above pass mark 
•    A minimum of levels 3-3-2 (minimum 3 in Maths)
•    A minimum of levels 3-2-2 in relevant subjects (minimum 3 in Maths or 5% above pass mark in Form 5 Maths). All academic subjects accepted.
All Other Science Pathways Form 5: 
•    A minimum of average in 3 relevant subjects including Maths with 5% above pass mark 
•    A minimum of levels 3-3-2 (minimum 3 in Maths)

•    A minimum of levels 3-3-2 in relevant subjects including Maths (minimum 3 in Maths or 5% above pass mark in Form 5 Maths). NB: relevant subjects for science pathways include Physics, Chemistry or Biology, or combined science and 1 other elective. 

Progression to UEA Pharmacy MPharm: 
•    A minimum of levels 4-3-2 including Biology and Physics and a minimum 3 in Maths
•    A minimum of levels 3-3-2 including 2 in Maths, combined science and 1 other elective (if elective is Biology or Physics it must be grade 4 or above)


English Language Requirements

Four Term Foundation: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent
Three Term Foundation: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent   


International Year 1 Programme - leading to direct entry to the second year of a UEA degree

International Year 1 Entry Requirements
Business, Management, Economics & Psychology From HKDSE: A minimum of levels 3-3-3 in relevant subjects with 3 in Maths
All subjects accepted (min 3 in maths)


English Language Requirements

International Year One in Business, Management and Economics: 
Three terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in reading and writing) or equivalent
Four terms Extended: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in reading and writing) or equivalent

International Year One in Psychology: 
Three terms: IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 each subskill

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.

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.

Approved agents

Yu Hang Yau

BSc Actuarial Sciences


What attracted you to study actuarial science at the UEA?

UEA offers great support to transit from high school to University, and from University to pursue a career. For a Hong Kong students looking to study in the UK, a lot of information would be the student reading from the internet. However, the Country Development Manager of UEA helped me a lot during my search to explore different courses, options and allowed me to have an in depth understanding of what I was signing up for. In facts, the Manager introduced me to the course Actuarial Science! Finding information about courses is tiring on the internet. I am certain that any student would benefit from talking with UEA's regional manager, and perhaps find a something new that they might miss on the internet! Aside from that, UEA has a strong linkage with Insurance Company Aviva that offers teaching from Actuary that is currently in business and offers possible career options. This is an unique edge that UEA offers and something other universities might not be able to provide. 


What are the best bits about life at the UEA?

One big difference between UEA and other universities in big city like London is the environment. School accommodation, which is guaranteed for first year students if you apply before the deadline, sits right beside a huge grass field and a lake. As a Hong Kong student, who sometimes is sick of the dense and crowded nature of Hong Kong, I enjoy every bit of the spacious nature environment provided. UEA is located a bit away from the city, yet everything you could possibly need is available on campus - from gym, restaurant, union shop, to even pubs are offered right on campus. There is virtually no need to visit the city on a regular basis if you don't want to. 


What are your first impressions of your degree course?

At UEA, Actuarial Science is taught between multiple schools. During my first year at UEA, I enjoyed learning a variety of topics from calculus, web page programming to even planning for finance in the future. The course always offers something new to learn and never feels repetitive or boring. There is a lot of mathematics involved in Actuarial Science, but seems to me it offers a much broader career path than a pure Mathematics course. Personally I would suggest students who are interested in mathematics to definitely check this course out. 

Also, I would say UEA's education system is much better refined than Universities in Hong Kong. The course in general is much more regulated than Hong Kong universities in terms of academic expectation and grading. Workload is always manageable and graded fairly. 


What is it like living in Norwich?

Living in Norwich is actually not so different than living in Hong Kong for me. Norwich is a smaller city than Hong Kong, but it provides everything Hong Kong has but with less people. From Karaoke to BBQ, Cinemas, Arcade centre and major clothing brands like Zara, Hollister etc. 

Norwich might be a smaller city, but it have a rich culture that perhaps you won't find in other places. I found a shop collecting and selling mail stamps from different times and places, and also a shop selling specify Teddy Bears. Spend some time to explore Norwich and there is something unique for you to discover. 

Business Management

My name is Marissa and I am currently in my third year of my Bachelor degree studying Business Management. There are three main reasons I chose to study in UEA: the reputation, the campus and Norwich itself! I have never regretted studying in UEA and it is definitely one of the best decisions I've made in my life!

UEA is a famous research-based university which means that we students have the benefit of getting up to date information of the current theories and practices. UEA is also reputable for their English Literature, Pharmacy, Environmental Science and Drama courses. One reason why I believe UEA has achieved high levels of student satisfaction is because our lecturers, advisors and mentors are always there to help us whenever we encounter problems during our studies.

UEA has such an amazing campus which is one thing I love most, we have our own lake which you can always do your morning jog or even organise a barbeque during the summer. Being a campus based university; it is just so convenient since all the facilities are just near the lecture theatres as well. Did you know our Sportspark (UEA's sport centre) has an Olympic size swimming pool!

UEA has over 150 sports clubs and societies that you can join and participate allowing you to meet people from all around the world. Concerts are also regularly held on campus, singers like Ed Sheeran and Coldplay came to play for us last year! Trust me, you will never get bored at UEA!

Norwich is a safe and beautiful city, though small, everything that you are trying to look for would be available. There are lots of small cafes and shops to explore and also two cathedrals and a castle to look out for.

BSc Accounting & Finance

Hello all!

Hi my name is Max, I have just completed my final year of my BSc Accounting & Finance course. My decision to choose UEA to undertake my undergraduate course was because of the fantastic location, the reputation of University courses and the diverse international culture. My three years in Norwich has been unforgettable, time flies when you're enjoying your time in UEA.

UEA, without saying is one of the most reputable institutions in United Kingdom, especially famous for their media, pharmacy and environmental studies. UEA offers a lot of student to teacher relations, where we are closely monitored by the University and I believe it is essential to be keeping in touch with the University.

Though UEA is one of the smaller campuses in UK, it only takes two hours to reach to London, 20 minutes away from the local city which contains one of the biggest shopping malls in UK. Our local football club which were promoted to the English Premier League. Students who never been to UK do not have to worry, we even have our own airport! Doesn't this make Norwich the perfect place to enjoy University life?

Many of our students are involved in many extra circular activities outside their studies to meet new people and relieve from their stress. UEA offers a wide range of societies with societies such as the Hong Kong Society which most of us gather in the beginning of the year to find our beloved citizens of Hong Kong, offering sports teams such as football, basketball and badminton. Every year we are invited to big sports events such as Nottingham Games, where we compete against other universities from UK.

University of East Anglia has offered me not only a degree but also memories that I will never forget.

BSc Economics

Hello, my name is Jessica, I am a third year undergraduate studying BSc Economics at University of East Anglia.

I chose to study Economics here because there are numerous prestigious professors teaching at the School of Economics and of the good reputation with its student satisfaction. With my degree, it gives me free choices of modules so I am able to study in different area in the schools and get a broad exposure to a range of other core disciplines. A good Economics degree doesn't just open one door for you, but open to many different fields and many different areas of work such as management, analyst and consultancy.

UEA is a beautiful campus university located in a historical city of Norwich. You can always find a welcoming and community living atmosphere prevail on our campus. I love the uniqueness of the architecture of our university and the fact that there are many lovely open spaces, a lake and woods to walk around. The campus itself does not appear to be very large but it offers a wide range of facilities and services to students and stuffs including a 24-hour library, Sportspark (a good sports place), restaurants, coffee shops, banks, travel shop, post office, grocery shop, book store, bike shop, and much more.

The city of Norwich is one of the oldest cities in Britain. The Independent newspaper recently placed it as one of the top 10 coolest places' for students. It is fairly small but when you get to know it, there is absolutely loads of stuff to do and places to explore. You can find a variety of shops, cafes and cool places to hang out with friends. In the summer, there are loads of events going on to attract the students and locals of Norwich; in the winter, there is a nice ice-rink where you can go ice-skating as well.


BSc Accounting and Finance

Hi, my name is Venus. This year is my 2nd year of Accounting and Finance, which is the most common course among Hong Kong students and other east-asian students. I'm sure I will be able to provide comments or advise which others might not be willing to or might not be able to. Within these 2 years, I feel I am dedicated to UEA and I am proud to be a UEA student. I want to let you all feel my passion and also want to share my joy and experience to new comers. I am enthusiastic in helping and advising students who are currently studying at UEA and those who want to study at UEA.

UEA is a campus-based university. It is very convenience because you can find food store, coffee shop, post office, book store and a lot more within the university! Besides, UEA has many multi-media infrastructures established to benefit not only students and staff from UEA but also the Norwich citizens. For instance, the Sainbury Centre for Visual Arts  held exhibitions, which is open to all; the Sports Park has different courses, such as yoga and climbing, for the public to join. 

Students from UEA also get a wide range of societies and clubs to choose from such as the Live Band, Hong Kong society, International Student Society, etc. If student want to find a part time job, UEA is able to help too, as they have a career center helping students to get a part time job within and outside the university. They also held a career day once a semester at the LCR for students to apply for jobs and social services.

BSc Ecology

UEA provided the place for me to get to know myself and be myself - Do different is UEA's motto - and it helped us all be individuals. I met so many different people and did so many things. I learnt more about the academic and social side of life from this one place. The atmosphere was always friendly and no one felt like a stranger at UEA. I worked at the Union Bar, helped out with clubs, attended great lectures and even kept fit! There is no better place to be for that part of your life! It's a place where I worked and played hard!

What did you study?
MSc Computing Science (2003)

What do you remember most about UEA?
All the good friends that I made

Job Title
Head of Group Corporate Communications and Marketing

Greater China Professional Services Limited

Please explain how your career has developed since graduating?
I spent a year working in the UK and then returned to Hong Kong where I joined a listed company and used my computing and maths knowledge to work as a programmer. Then after two years I accepted a position in Taiwan and stayed there for two years in the role of Marketing Manager which involved quite a bit of International travel. After two years, I decided to move back to Hong Kong and started in my present role.

What are the key skills you learnt at UEA?
Learning how to face challenges, which is something I have to do everyday now.

What piece of advice do you wish you'd received before you graduated?
Remember that what you study and what you work in don't necessarily have to be linked.

Do you have any tips for current students or recent graduates?
Make the most of every opportunity and keep trying to develop yourself.

What did you study?
Accounting and Finance (2013)

What made you decide to study this course?

The course content and how it affect my employability.

What were your career aspirations when you joined UEA?

When I studied at UEA, I had decided to develop my career in accounting industries as an external auditors of listed companies.

Job Title



Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

How did you get to this point in your career?

I took the BSc accounting and finance course. It gave me lots of knowledge and basic ideas of how an accountant like in real business world. Also the career centre provided different services which helped my job hunting.

How did UEA prepare you for your career or help you make decisions?

Through the talks and seminars with professional bodies , it gave me understandings how to become a professional accountant.

What do you think was distinctive about your UEA experience?

Great support from lecturers and staff.

What advice would you offer to current students, or anyone / considering studying at UEA?

To try apply as much as you can. You never know which jobs will hire you.

What did you study?

Economics (2009)

What are the key skills you learnt at UEA?

Independent / flexible learning, leadership, effective teamworking and communication.

Job title

Credit Controller


JP Morgan (Hong Kong Office)

What steps did you take in finding employment?

Do look out for career talk/events organised by the university or specifically for the School of Economics. One of the best advise I can give is to speak to people who are already in the industry in which you're interested in.

What piece of advice do you wish you'd received before you graduated?

Never leave things till the last minute. Make the best use of the university resources available to you and try to explore different areas of interests. Find your passion and follow it.

Do you have any tips for current students or recent graduates?

Employers nowadays are not just looking for someone with a degree and technical ability. Having good understanding of the interpersonal / soft skills you possess puts you in a stronger position when trying to demonstrate these to prospective employers.

What course did you study?

Bachelor of Education (1997)

What are the key skills you learnt at UEA?

Different research methodologies in education especially in mathematics education

Job Title

Lecturer in Mathematics Education


Flinders University

Please explain how your career has developed since graduating

Teaching mathematics in high schools for several years, I worked as senior teaching fellow in the Hong Kong Institute of Education for 4 years. In 2009, I worked as Lecturer in Mathematics Education in Charles Sturt University in AU for 3.5 years.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your current role or your greatest career achievement so far?

Educating pre-service teachers is probably the most rewarding aspect.

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 Scholarships

Vice Chancellors International Undergraduate Excellence Scholarships

The Vice Chancellors International Undergraduate Excellence Scholarships are designed to reward outstanding international applicants, who have been offered a place to study with UEA. Scholarships are awarded in amounts of 25% or 50% of your tuition fees and are deducted on a yearly basis from your tuition fees. For more information see our International Undergraduate Scholarships page