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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.

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Meet Us

Meet Ms Ella Zhang, Regional Manager in your country at the following events:

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 our unique surroundings and first-class facilities.

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

Meet Your Ambassador

Noel

Medical Student

Hi! My name is Noel and I am currently a third year medical student at UEA.

What initially attracted me to UEA was its beautiful campus. Born and bred in Hong Kong, it’s definitely a big change of scenario from its skyscrapers. But the nature in Norwich is beautiful and unlike anything you would see in Hong Kong – especially the bunnies hopping around UEA lake. The route to lectures is always scenic! Not only is the scenery amazing, but also its facilities. There is the iconic Ziggurat accommodation, the enriching Sainsbury Centre, and its state of the art Sportspark with an Olympic size swimming pool – all in one place! The Nick Rayns LCR has been an integral part of UEA for decades and have hosted musicians from Jessie J to Kaiser Chiefs, as well as hosting clubnights certain days of the week. There is also a bar on campus that you can relax in, after a heavy study session at our 24 hour library. Bored? There are hundreds of sports clubs and societies to join on campus that will fulfill your university experience. If you’re looking for a more relaxing day in the city, Norwich city centre is just a bus ride or bike ride away! The city centre is full of interesting shops and independent restaurants, and more! Norwich will definitely satisfy your Chinese cravings when you’re feeling homesick. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, London and Cambridge are only a few hours away! Everyone is friendly and willing to help – I promise that you will find lifelong friends at UEA. You can say UEA is a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong (both literally and figuratively!) And I’m very happy to call Norwich my home away from home. I can’t wait to be able to meet everyone. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at hongkongstudents@uea.ac.uk or find me on Facebook at “Hong Kong Students: University of East Anglia”!

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.

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Hong Kong: Yu Hang Tau - 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. 

Hong Kong: Marissa - 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.

Hong Kong: Max - BSc Accounting and 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.

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 admissions@uea.ac.uk 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"

 

Exceptions

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.

 

IELTS - HKDSE English

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

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

 

Please contact admissions@uea.ac.uk 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: www.uea.ac.uk/into

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 
Or 
•    A minimum of levels 3-2-2 including Maths. All subjects accepted (minimum 2 in Maths)
HKDSE: 
•    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 
OR 
•    A minimum of levels 3-3-2 (minimum 3 in Maths)
HKDSE: 
•    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 
Or 
•    A minimum of levels 3-3-2 (minimum 3 in Maths)
HKDSE: 
•    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
OR
•    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.

The below are guidelines only.  Please be sure to check requirements for your specific course.

 

Test Score
IELTS* 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in each component
PEARSON ACADEMIC (all components)* 62 overall with minimum of 55 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 & Finance

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.

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

Find an agent

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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