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.

Visit our ambassadors page to meet some of our current international students who may be studying on a similar course that you are interested in. Our ambassadors are also happy to answer any questions you may have on what it is like to study at UEA and live in Norwich.

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

If you have any questions about studying at UEA you can email or find us on Facebook.




My name is Niamh and I am currently a third year undergraduate Pharmacy student at University of East Anglia.

As you may well be thinking, moving to England for university can be quite a big step to take on your own. Originally, I thought the same until I was introduced to UEA by my brother, who also studied here previously.

To my delight UEA was extremely multi-cultural. I met people from all over the world in my first month and I am constantly meeting people from the large Irish community based in Norwich and UEA itself. UEA's diverse student body creates a very unique and welcoming atmosphere; which in turn helps you feel at home knowing that so many other people are also in the same boat.

I love that the campus is always buzzing and is the heart of student life in Norwich. You always feel like you're involved even if you're doing the simplest of things. From lying by the lake in the sunshine, attending lectures, using the amazing facilities at the Sports Park or going to the many LCR club nights.

UEA has so much to offer outside of its brilliant academic reputation; all of which will undoubtedly make your time at UEA unforgettable.

It is no secret that the life as a Pharmacy student is never slow or quiet. I chose UEA because they were number one for Pharmacy and number one for student satisfaction. They are constantly challenging me academically as well as offering excellent guidance and help towards my future career plans. My favourite part of the course is the many arrays of placements we attend. They give me a chance to practice what I have learnt in all different environments from community to hospital settings. The ability to apply my newly learnt skills to real life situations is extremely important to me and so to be given these opportunities is an invaluable experience.

Finally, Norwich itself is extremely quirky. Whether it's the quaint, cobbled streets of ‘Tombland' that takes your fancy; or the many shopping centres, Norwich has something for everyone. 

If you have any questions, contact me at or message me on Facebook.

Postgrad Ireland 11th February 2015

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.

Those holding Irish Leaving Certificate (with grades BBBCCC or above) will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate study (Bachelor degree programmes). Note that some courses require a higher score - please check specific details for the course(s) you are interested in. 

Holders of a good Bachelor degree will be considered for entry to postgraduate study (Master degree programmes)

Holders of a good Masters degree will be considered for entry to MPhil/PhD study

For more specific entry requirement information, please contact the relevant admissions department within your School of Study. 

Many undergraduate students come to us for either one semester or a full academic year as a part of an exchange agreement with European universities.

Under the ERASMUS scheme exchanges are restricted to certain subjects and institutions. You can find out more about such exchanges by visiting our ERASMUS pages.

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.

I am a Masters student studying Education in UEA. I chose UEA because of its reputation in academic excellence. There is a diverse community of both students and tutors, which allows me to develop my understanding of the globalisation of education. I'm a mature student which at first was a little daunting, but, once I got into the swing of thing, like finding the library, teaching spaces and café I soon settled in.

Academically I feel challenged, but, productive. I have been able to take my own subject knowledge in Design and transfer my theories within an Education environment. Developing my career as an early researcher is really important to me, and this course allows me to do that. Our class represented students come from diverse backgrounds including qualified and unqualified teachers, historians as well as mathematicians. We are able to challenge and create new ideas as well share learning experiences. The structure of the course includes film sessions where we can discuss all media relevant to the course. At UEA there is always someone to help you in your difficulties; whether it is the Professors, Teaching Office, Dean of Student's Office or your Academic Tutor.

It is really amazing to be a post-graduate student at UEA. I decided to swap city life in London to live in the countryside in Norfolk; there is a wealth of interesting people, amazing places to visit and a stunning coast line. Many of my new friends are International from as far away as Hong Kong to Texas with whom I enjoy my time in UEA, Norfolk and in Norwich. With friends I have attended events such as the International Student Party, Department Parties, movie screenings and even festivals in Norwich.  Norwich city itself is ideal; it has an array of diverse cultural places to visit, restaurants from all around the world and large and independent shops. Norfolk is one of the most beautiful counties in the UK and one can also visit a number of historical and beautiful places not too far away from the campus.

As a whole, my time here at UEA so far has been has been incredible


I feel that UEA is a fantastic place to come and study. From the fist day I knew that I had chosen the right place. I felt that the people here are really welcoming. Student life here is very relaxed and great fun. Campus contains everything that a student could ever need. There are shops banks, a post office and of course a bar/pub and a nightclub. The social life is excellent, with many themed nights on campus such as school days. There are lots of societies and sports clubs to join. These clubs and societies organise special social nights and this is a great way to meet new people. 
Norwich is a great city. It's very relaxed and warm. The locals are very down to earth and friendly. Norwich has a wide range of bars and restaurants. There is also a great selection of shops.

I found academic life here to be very fulfilling. The lecturers enjoy their jobs and love to teach. They are very informal and very approachable. If any problems would arise I found that they were always willing to help. Academic life here is challenging. All those who complete their studies will be armed with a very good education.

Accommodation here is very comfortable. All of the rooms are singles, en-suite. They also consist of a communal kitchen, which makes it easier to get to know your housemates, many of whom may be your friends throughout your time here.


If was to give any student thinking about coming over here I would say go for it! Ireland can be got to very easily as there are daily flights from Dublin to Norwich, meaning a weekend at home is very possible!

2016 Funding

For degree courses starting in 2016, the University of East Anglia (UEA) will charge a tuition fee of £9,000 a year for UK/EU undergraduates. EU students will also have the option to take out a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government (in the same way as UK students). The fee is paid directly to the university on your behalf and is administered by Student Finance England. You can borrow the full fee, part of the fee or none of the fee each year of your study. You pay back the Loan once you have finished studying and earning over £21,000 a year. Find out more information on student finance.


Students do not need to apply for bursary support, all students are automatically considered using household income information received from Student Finance England. Eligible students will be contacted shortly before the course starts. Bursaries cannot be combined but students can receive both a bursary and scholarship if eligible.

For 2016 entry the University will be offering the following bursaries for Home and EU students:


Support Amount


Household income less than £16,000


per annum for up to four years* of undergraduate study

Household income £16,001 to £20,000


per annum for up to four years* of undergraduate study

Humanities, Science or Computing Foundation Year with household income less than £16,000


Foundation Year only

Care Leaver


per annum for up to four years* of undergraduate study

* Support is provided for no more than four years of study even if course is longer. Note that a Foundation Year counts as one year of study towards your maximum of four years of bursary support.

Support is on a fee pro-rata basis for those students paying half fees or less. If a student has an income of under £16,000 and is a Care Leaver, they will be eligible for a £3,000 fee waiver.

Eligible students can chose to receive their bursary in one of the following ways:

  • Fee waiver (default option)
  • University accommodation discount
  • Cash

Students on NHS funded courses (i.e. where no fee is payable from the student) offered by the University are not eligible for a University bursary. NHS funded courses are those offered by the School of Nursing Sciences and School of Allied Health Professions.

Please use the following link for our bursary Terms and Conditions.


The table below details the Scholarships we will be offering EU students in 2016. Scholarships will be awarded to students who achieve well academically, both before they attend the University and also once they are studying with us. Students do not need to apply for the below scholarships, all students are automatically considered based on academic achievement. The table below outlines the scholarships on offer.




Entry Scholarship

Awarded to students who achieve AAA at A level (excluding General Studies) or equivalent*. Eligible students will be advised during first semester.

£1,000 one off payment in February.

* For the purposes of the Scholarship scheme, the University recognises the grade equivalences outlined in our Terms and Conditions.

Any questions? Please email