Turn your ambitions into reality at UEA


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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Japanese Student Ambassador

Hello my name is Tomoya and I am the new international student ambassador for Japan.

I am currently studying media and international development (with overseas experience) after finishing my foundation year at INTO UEA which is why I have decided to pursue my undergraduate degree here at UEA.

I lived in Switzerland for a total of 12 years before coming to the UK, and finished my high school education there. I did not have any second thoughts about coming to UEA because I knew the field I was interested in has an international reputation along with having a beautiful environment to study.

This is my fourth year at UEA and during this time I have received so much support from an academic perspective and non-academic perspectives, which is one of the reasons I have truly been enjoying my time here. I always get a lot of help from lecturers and seminar leaders when I send them an email asking them for some advice. My advisor is also very friendly, asking how I am from time to time which gives me a sense of relief, taking off the stress I have from my studies.

When you think about a nice campus life, sports and societies always come across my head. With over 200 societies and more than 50 sports clubs, UEA provides a wide range of things to do apart from academic things. I myself have also been playing baseball for 14 years and am the member of UEA Bluesox Baseball and Softball and I can say I have made a lot of friends along with good memories.

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As mentioned earlier, I really enjoy looking at UEA’s beautiful campus. Cherry blossoms in spring, sunshine in the summer, red leaves in autumn and snow on campus in winter are all breath-taking and would definitely look good on pictures. You can also see bunnies and squirrels running around the campus fields which is why I walk around campus during my free time.

Studying abroad can be lonely at times, especially if it is your first time in a foreign country. This is why UEA and the international student ambassadors are here to help you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any queries at:



We also have a Japanese student ambassador blog which you can read in Japanese at:


I hope you will join us at UEA.

Thank you for reading,



初めまして。この度日本の International Student Ambassador になりました平野智也です。

私はイーストアングリア大学で、メディア&国際開発学部 ( Media and International Development with Overseas Experience) を学んでいますが、以前はINTO UEAの Foundationコースに在籍しており、それが現在の学部に進むきっかけとなりました。




私は今、最終学年の4年生です。 UEA在学中のこの4年間、私は勉強面はもちろん、それ以外でも教授や多くの人達に支えられてきました。そのお陰で非常に充実した学生生活を送ってくることができました。授業に関する質問を教授やセミナーリーダーにメールで送ると、彼らは常に丁寧な対応をしてくれました。アドバイザーは入学時に一旦決まると卒業まで変わらないため、勉強はもちろん、それ以外の悩みや相談事にものってくれました。

















Another thing I love about this university is the variety of societies and clubs. There are more than 200 societies and clubs as of 2018 and the number is increasing each year. Joining them, in my opinion, is the best way to make new friends, and discover and deepen your interests. I have been a member of the UEA Lacrosse club for 3 years and I can say with confidence that it was one of the best decisions I’ve made. It didn't only help me make hundreds of new friends, but also helped me improve my English significantly.

Finally, you can’t talk about UEA without mentioning its beautiful campus. It encompasses a rich ecosystem with more than 5,700 species. One of my favourite things to do on campus is to go for a walk and watch rabbits digging holes and squirrels climbing trees. Also, I sometimes go to a farm on campus where you can interact with ponies and donkeys. This really helps me relax and take the pressure of studying off my shoulders.

Studying abroad is very exciting, but I also remember that I was daunted by the idea of going to a foreign country and living there for a few years without my family. It might not be easy at first, but UEA offers various kinds of thorough support for international students to help them settle and integrate with the culture. International student ambassadors are also here specifically to help fellow international students. I’ll be more than happy to answer your questions and help you have the best experience at UEA.

Please don’t hesitate to email me to ask any questions you may have.


And don't forget to have a look at our Facebook page where you can send me a message to ask questions or to see lots of information about UEA.


You can also read our Japanese student ambassador blog in Japanese.


I’m looking forward to hearing from you and hope you’ll join us.

Thank you for reading.



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Visit and Events

We are regularly attending events in your country and welcome your interest. Please feel free to contact the relevant staff member responsible for your region or check our Meet us page for more of our upcoming fairs.

Alternatively, 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

Japan: Shohei - MA Applied Translation Studies

Hi, I am Shohei Yamaguchi and I studied MA Applied Translation Studies from 2015-2016. I am now working at a Norwich-based company as an in-house translator.

I decided to study translation at MA level when new translation standards were approved.  An MA degree in translation is recognised as a universal qualification for professional translators. The reason I chose to study in the UK was because I could complete an MA in a year and I didn’t want to go for longer without an income. The modules UEA provided were well-balanced between academia and practice, from translation theories and outlines of current translation industries to translation software, necessary for translators. However, practising your translation skills outside the classroom is indispensable and the work experience module gives you this opportunity.

Norwich is the ideal location to travel to London to look for work.  It is just two hours by train.

It is important to travel and spend time for leisure as long as you can, but how much you strive will change your life and results after a year. The more you become hungry and active, the bigger rewards you get at the end of your study.


初めまして。2015~2016年、MA Applied Translation Studiesに在籍していた山口翔平と申します。現在はノリッチで、社内翻訳者として働いでいます。




Japan: Yukari - Education and Development

Name: Yukari Iwama

Years studied at UEA: 2015-2016

Subject Studied at UEA: Education and Development

Favorite Memory of UEA:

-I enjoyed close communication with lecturers, which contributed greatly to academic growth. Because lecturers of UEA were all very supportive, I often discussed with them about my idea when I worked on essays and presentation of coursework. Feedback of coursework also led to my deeper understanding of learning and expands my perspective.

- It was also great for us to have many opportunities to think about future career. Some lecturers often set talk session with alumnus and practitioners working in development field. We were also provided various practical seminars and workshops by external lecturers. Through taking these opportunities, I could find out my core pillars to decide future career, which were humanitarian emergency affair and education and child protection in emergency.

- Another my favorite memory of UEA is spending fun time with friends, which always relaxes me and energizes me. Having coffee and eating dinner with course mates and flat mates, joining bible, going for pub crawl…all these things relived stress from intensive study. Since everyone has very different background, I always made a new discovery in conversation.

Current career: Program Officer of HEA (Humanitarian & Emergency Affair) Unit, Program/Operation Dept., World Vision Japan

Advice to prospective students:

I think UEA is the best place if you want to study in a cosmopolitan environment with colleagues who have various backgrounds. Discussion from various perspectives and safe atmosphere which respects the view of each student can expand each student’s view.

Regarding academic learning skills, I’d advise the basic skills of academic writing and reading of academic journals. Even though UEA provide many academic supports, I saw some international students had difficulties to get used to the practice of academic English in early stage after the first semester begun. In my case, learning in INTO pre-master course helped me a lot to follow the lectures and seminars at early stage.

Advice to current students:

Since I did not have any experience in Development field, I was overwhelmed the broadness of the field. Narrowing the focus of interest through daily reading, lecture and seminars, coursework and dissertation helped me to decide the direction of future.

I think it is important to get various supports which you can get. Not only academic support which university provide but also supports from colleague are very meaningful. In my case, I shared and asked advice to my course mates and friends about questions found in lectures, dissertation topic and future career. Sometimes I could solve the issue by myself talking to them, and sometimes their opinions from various perspectives helped me to find the way.


氏名:岩間 縁


コース:開発学部 教育と開発コース













もうすでにUEAで勉強される予定の方は、できる限りacademic Englishの基本を学んでおくのもよいと思う。UEAでは留学生のためのacademic supportもとても充実しているが、修士課程では始まってすぐに授業が本格化するため、日本人に限らず留学生の中には、慣れないacademic journalの読み方、エッセイの書き方に慣れるのに苦労している人も多かった。私の場合は、修士課程準備コースで学んだことが、最初授業についていく際にとても役に立ったと感じている。








<卒業生の声 3: 岩間 縁さん MA Education and Development>



Requirements Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Those holding one of the following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate study(Bachelor degree programmes):

  • Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with a recognised foundation/bridging qualification
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum 32 - 35 points (depending on course)
  • British 'A' levels with a minimum BBC-ABB (depending on course)
  • Junior College 2 and 3 year diploma
  • College of Technology 5 year programme diploma
  • Other recognised international foundation programme


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

Entrance to Master Degree programmes will be assessed on the overall GPA from undergraduate study.  Holders of a degree from a Japanese University with a GPA in the range of 3.5 to 2.75 (85% - 78%) will be considered for postgraduate study. The exact requirement will vary depending on the previous university and the course applied for.


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


For enquiries related to your qualifications and our admissions requirements please contact our admissions team at admissions@uea.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1603 591515.

English Language Requirements

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 5.5 in each component
PEARSON ACADEMIC (all components)* 62 overall with minimum of 42 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 and Finance Scholarships and Finance

Fees and Funding

Fees 2020-21

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 2020-21

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

International Undergraduate Scholarships

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 and to the wider UEA community. 

We are looking for entrants who have researched the opportunities available to them as a student at UEA, who can demonstrate a track record of community engagement and who can demonstrate how their degree will make a difference to the lives and community around them.

All applicants to the scholarship will be considered on one of our monthly panels and those successful will receive an award 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.

Japan Undergraduate Scholarship

All Japanese students applying to an undergraduate course* at UEA will  be awarded the Japan Undergraduate Scholarship. This award is worth £3000, and will be deducted from your tuition fees for each year of your programme at UEA, in line with terms and conditions.  Confirmation of any award will follow shortly after your offer.

Offer-holders are also encouraged to apply for UEA’s International Undergraduate Scholarship worth up to £30,000, though please note that this scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with any other UEA scholarship or award.

*applications to the Faculty of Medicine and Health are excluded from this scholarship

UEA Japan Award

All japanese students applying to a postgraduate course* at UEA will be automatically awarded the UEA Japan Award.

The award is worth £3,000 and will form a deduction from your UEA tuition fees, in line with terms and conditions.

*courses commencing September 2019 only, excluding DEV courses - please see seperate scholarship information.

School of International Development Awards

5 x £3,000 tuition fee reduction awards offered on the basis of academic excellence and personal statement.


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.

Approved Agents:


For Study Abroad:


Assistance for Japanese and other international students already in the UK:

Clarendon House
52 Cornmarket Street
Oxford OX1 3HJ

Tel: 01865 522669


Linen Hall
Room 538
162-168 Regent Street

Tel: 020-7287-7040
Fax: 020-7287-7030

Alumni Groups Alumni Groups

Alumni Groups

UEA East Japan

Chair: Makoto Hayasaka

Email: hayasakauea@gmail.com


UEA West Japan

Chair: Mikio Ando

Email: mikio_ando@kcc.zaq.ne.jp  


If you studied at UEA and now live in Japan, get involved with other UEA alumni in your area and around the world through the UEA Netcommunity