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.


European Student Ambassador

I am Hussam Hussein, a PhD candidate at the School of International Development in UEA. I chose UEA because I was looking for a PhD programme in the UK, and the reputation of the School of International Development is outstanding, especially for the research centres of my field of interest:  the Water Security Research Centre and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. The experience at UEA surpassed all my expectations both personally and academically. Professors are very much accessible and always happy to help in whatever you may need.  To make it even more exciting, every week there are talks with renowned guests in the scientific community on water, development, and climate change. It is a very inspirational environment for a young scholar. Some of the leading scholars are ‘just along the corridor' and are always available for a chat. They are happy to continue the discussions of a seminar after the meeting over a coffee or a drink in the cafes and bars on campus, or over lunch. This is unique as it allows for deeeping your critical thinking and academic knowledge in an informal and friendly setting and environment.

The Careers Centre is incredibly useful. They offer services like coaching, mentoring and one-to-one sessions. The Students Union and the societies are excitingly and inclusively transforming the students experience, organising activities, debates, and events that stimulate critical thinking and give opportunities for engaging in the democratic processes of the organisation. They also organise cultural events, music activities, and sports trainings and competitions. Besides, Norwich is a great city to live. Everything you may need is in a walking or cycling distance. There are plenty restaurants and pubs to enjoy the night time, and I must say the ones in the city center are especially charming. If you are keen on outdoor activities, the countryside here can offer some spectacular sights, such as the Norfolk Broads. And overall, Norwich is only two hours away from London, which gives you an opportunity to easily travel there for academic seminars, or simply for spending a weekend in London. I would recommend UEA to any European student looking for a complete change in educational system mind-set and a great British experience.


Ciao! Mi chiamo Hussam Hussein, e sono un dottorando all’ultimo anno presso il dipartimento di cooperazione e sviluppo internationale a UEA. Ho scelto questo programma perche’ questo dipartimento gode di un’ottima reputazione, in particolare i centri di ricerca nel mio campo di interesse: il Centro di Ricerca di Sicurezza Idrica e il Centro di Ricerca Tyndall sul Cambiamento Climatico. La mia esperienza a UEA ha sorpassato tutte le mie aspettative, da un punto di vista sia personale che accademico. I professori sono molto affabili e sempre disponibili ad aiutare gli studenti. Inoltre, ci sono molti seminari e conferenze, con relatori che spesso si intrattengono dopo gli eventi per continuare discussioni con gli studenti bevendo un caffe’ o una bevanda in uno dei bar dell’universita’.  Questo e’ un’ottimo modo per sviluppare un approccio critico, e per sviluppare e discutere questioni accademiche in un modo informale ed inclusivo.

Ci sono inoltre molte altre opportunita’ a UEA, dal Career Centre che offre sessioni e consigli su come sviluppare la propria carriera professionale, tramite seminari, workshops, e sessioni personalizzate; il tutto gratuitamente. L’Unione degli Studenti sostiene le attivita’ degli studenti, tra cui le associazioni studentesche e le associazioni sportive. Inoltre, organizza molte attivita’, conferenze, eventi sociali, dando cosi’ la possibilita’ ad esempio di socializzare, imparare a suonare uno strumento musicale, scrivere nel giornale degli studenti, e fare sport.

Inoltre, Norwich e’ anche una fantastica citta’: non troppo grande, e non troppo piccola. Tutto e’ raggiungibile in bicicletta o a piedi. Ci sono molti locali carini, e Norfolk, la regione in cui Norwich si trova, offre molte opportunita’ per gite fuori porta immersi nella natura. Infine, Norwich e’ a meno di due ore di distanza da Londra, dando cosi’ la possibilita’ di trascorrere giornate o weekend a Londra.



We will be exhibiting at the EducationUK fair on 28 February in Milan. Come and see us to find out more about studying at UEA, and to ask any questions you like. Full details can be found on the British Council website.

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. Have a look at Campus Views to get a feel for the campus.

Those holding the Diploma di Maturita and Diploma Conseguito con l'Esame di Stato will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate study (Bachelor degree programmes). We will normally require students to have an overall Diploma Conseguito con l'Esame di Stato average score of at least 70 in order to apply successfully to a UEA degree programmes. Note that some courses require a higher score - please check specific details for the course(s) you are interested in.

Holders of the Diploma Universitario or Diploma di Laurea 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.

Development Studies

Ho scelto di studiare development studies perche' mi interessano l'economia e le scienze politiche e volevo approfondire queste materie in un contesto meno scollegato dalla vita reale di un normale corso di laurea.  Volevo anche studiare qualcosa che mi desse la possibilita' di viaggiare e di tentare di cambiare il mondo in positivo, che sia possibile o meno.

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.

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