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.
You can also find our ambassadors on…
Hello! I am Elleni Kahumbu Stephanou from Kenya. I was born in Mombasa but have lived all over the country, form Molo to Ngong, Limuru to Parklands. My wandering spirit has found comfort here at the University of East Anglia.
I am an Undergraduate studying a BSc in Ecology as I wish to return to Kenya one day and help the conservation efforts of our beautiful flora and fauna. It was with hesitation that I applied for a degree programme abroad, away from the wildlife I loved and on a continent I had never visited. However, UEA is perfect! Not only is it situated on a massive campus that includes a forest and a large lake but a short drive passed beautifully well maintained broads and fens gets you to the seaside. The variance is inspiring.
The University is well known for the Sportspark it houses, being the largest indoor sports facility in Britain! Best part? I have access to all of the facilities! The Sportspark is not limited to the university, and has frequent members of all ages from the surrounding city. It even holds ‘drop-in’ sessions where you can try out sports and activities at a small fee before the opportunity of signing up as a member. I have tried things I had never even heard of – Korfball? The atmosphere is great. Very welcoming and accepting of all skill levels with a drive to teach and learn that is infectious! I play on the Universities Hockey team. We have matches at home and away at other universities and sporting facilities which gives me the opportunity of travelling the country with an incredibly fun group of friends I have made. I love it! Added to this is the opportunity of joining societies. For example I am a member of the Conservation and Wildlife Society.
The opportunities here are endless. A short walk gets you into the city – a quirky and unassuming haven of creativity. Each corner holds a shop with its own character and atmosphere so finding ones that suit you best are easy. Personally, I prefer the quirky self-contained shops, but if you prefer brands internationally recognised there are plenty as well! The city has two very large malls which have everything you could ever need but is also relatively small so you could easily spend a morning shopping, get everything you need and get back to the University before an afternoon lecture.
I live off campus and so cycle in every day. This is so easy and so safe to do. In fact, I can cycle anywhere in the city, it’s great! Living on camps looks amazing! My friends absolutely love it. The University has a shop, banks, laundrette, post office, bookshop, library and a multitude of cafes and restaurants so life here is easy and fun. There is even a Careers Centre which can help you get a job or volunteer position if you are so inclined.
Trust me – you’ll love it!
If you are from Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda and have any queries at all, please feel free to drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook (http://facebook.com/ueaeastafrica)
Meet one of our Country Development Managers/Officers in your country at one of the following events:
UK Universities Fair - Nairobi
Mr Jack Whaley, Country Development Officer
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16 September 2017
Kenyatta Avenue/Processional Way
UK Universities Fair - Mombasa
Mr Jack Whaley, Country Development Officer
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19 September 2017
16:30 - 18:30
Malindi Road, Bamburi Highway
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.
Holders of the Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with very good grades may be considered for entry to the one year Foundation Courses.
Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with 32 - 35 points will be considered for direct admission to first degree programmes.
Holders of British 'A' levels, studied in Kenya, are considered for direct admission to first degree programmes. Details of the required 'A' level subjects for each course and the grades required, can be found in the Undergraduate Prospectus.
Holders of a good Bachelor degree with honours, will be considered for postgraduate study. Holders of a Masters degree will be considered for PhD studies.
We accept KCSE English, taken within the last ten years, at a minimum level of C as evidence of your English language skills. In cases where the certificate is older than ten years, evidence of use of English in the intervening period either through work or further study at a recognised institution may be taken into consideration.
Alternatively we accept IELTS and PTE. Please check course details for further information.
For a full list of acceptable English qualifications, including grade requirements for iGCSE English and International Baccalaureate English, please see here.
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
Postgraduate Taught and Research - English Language Requirements
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.
UEA surpassed my expectations. I had various concerns about coming to UEA, from travelling to the U.K, to my accommodation, the weather, and making friends. I need not have worried. There is a genuine friendly atmosphere that is demonstrated by all the staff members. The student union is responsible for organizing all the fun activities and handling the concerns of the student body. Living in residences has been an enriching experience; I have made friends from different cultures and created a new "family". The campus is very culturally diverse and various activities are planned to ensure that there is integration among all the students. No wonder UEA is ranked as number one when it comes to student satisfaction!
I chose to study Development at UEA because it is a well established course, and also the home of the ODG (Overseas Development Group). The lecturers are involved in world wide research and use their first hand experience. The numerous opportunities offered have kept me fully occupied. There are a ton of clubs and societies to cater to everyone's tastes. I have taken up Spanish on top of my regular course load, and found a job via the Advice Centre which posts local part time and voluntary work.
The beauty of being at UEA is that one is able to dash off to all the excitement of the city, like shopping, exploring the historic Castle, Cathedrals and great variety of pubs and restaurants, and still return to the familiar atmosphere of campus. The Broad (lake) and the open space are picturesque. UEA is also well-known for its modern sports park. There is also the convenience of shopping and banking along The Street, on campus. The Chaplaincy caters to various religions and it is evident that UEA seeks to nurture us academically, psychologically, physically and spiritually.
So far I have had a wonderful time, it can sometimes be challenging but nevertheless it's been full of many exciting opportunities. If you have a question, be it concerning visa applications, what to pack, scholarship opportunities, anything, feel free to drop me a line. I look forward to seeing you at UEA!
BSc Environmental Sciences
My name is Dennis Mailu and I am an undergraduate international student from Kenya doing my Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences for three years. Life at the University of East Anglia has been a tremendous experience.
The campus life is giving me the capability to excel to the best of my ability due to the availability of facilities and resources at my disposal. Being one of the top schools in environmental science globally, the University of East Anglia has given me a chance to push myself to the limit and try to uphold its high reputation in being dedicated to the ethos of hard work and success. This has been supported by the beautiful campus setting and the wonderful city life, which both give a consistent balance to a conducive working environment. Norwich is a homely town due to its historic nature and lovely townsfolk. It has a countryside and city like as well and this makes it desirable to live in.
All in all, UEA has lived up to my expectations of being a place which can promote maturity, career building and international recognition. In the next two years I hope to pursue my goals and dreams and focus on my career and future as well as having a balanced life experience.
Grace M. Muchunu, MA International Development – Chevening Scholar (2016/17) Nairobi Kenya.
What could your UEA be about? Well, from my experience, it has consistently demonstrated what I expected from a UK Top 15 university renowned for student satisfaction. No other institution could be more student focused than the University of East Anglia. It certainly takes a lot into consideration in making student life comfortable, fun and exciting. Students enjoy a variety of modern, cost effective and easily accessible accommodation options to choose from allowing you to connect and make friends as well as have a private moment. The orientation programme is skillfully organized to ensure all new international students are well settled in, maintaining balance between fun stuff and more serious information. It is impressive how the systems work like a well-oiled machine; connecting the student to the academic side of life, career central and the social life.
I’m happy I chose to study MA International Development at UEA. The School of International Development in particular was recently voted among the best in the UK for development studies. Being a national from Kenya, this ranking continuously reinforces confidence in my employability prospects in the world of development, or what is commonly known here as Life After DEV. I was lucky to be among the outstanding scholars selected for the prestigious Chevening Scholarship. UEA endeavours to support development interventions across the globe. This forms the foundation in which UEA partners with the Chevening Secretariat – Foreign and Commonwealth office to identify and enroll remarkable students with leadership potential for postgraduate studies in the UK. Not only has Chevening given my CV a breath of life, it has also opened a whole new world of endless opportunities. Meeting students from all over the globe has certainly enhanced my culinary experiences, geographical knowledge as well expanded my bank of friends. Studying at UEA and applying for the Chevening scholarship are the best decisions I’ve ever made. Choose UEA!
BSc Actuarial Sciences
Hello! My name is Beatrice and I'm from Kenya.
I have been in the UK for three years now and the experience so far has been phenomenal. I have met people from all walks of life amongst whom I've made some great friends that I hope to keep for a lifetime.
Besides being one of the few Universities in the UK that offer my course of study, UEA is reputable for the wide range of quality courses it offers currently ranking top 10 in the world. It is a research-based institute with modern teaching facilities, experienced lectures and even a 24-hour library with up to date materials.
At first I was a bit apprehensive about adjusting in a whole new environment on my own, miles away from home, but it turned out completely different. UEA has a very welcoming environment and the fact that it is an international University; the diversity of students is amazing, which makes you feel at home immediately. This was further enhanced by the fact that I stayed in halls of residence on campus which helps to bring about a sense of community. I met very friendly flatmates, all from different places which made it very interesting. We got along so well that we took turns to make dinner for each other and even had night outs together. One thing I really love about UEA unlike other universities is the fact that they offer guaranteed accommodation to international students for their whole period of study which eases the need to worry about house hunting which to some may seem like a hustle. However for those who prefer living off campus, it is easy to find a house and Norwich has actually been voted as one of the safest cities in England.
As it is a campus-based university, everything is located just a doorstep away; from banks, to shops, food outlets, and even a chapel and an Islamic centre. The city centre is only a bus-ride away when you want to shop around or just feel like a change of scenery. The city has a wide range of hang out joints and fun activities to do with two major malls that have most shops. No wonder Norwich is so famous for shopping!
The spectacular beauty the campus has to offer cannot go unmentioned. It has a lake, ideal for scenic walks when you need to unwind or just relax on a sunny day. Earlham Park is also located on the campus ground as well as the Sainsbury Art centre.
UEA ranks top for student satisfaction therefore if you are looking for a friendly atmosphere to study as well as an unforgettable university experience, choose UEA.
MA International Social Development
I am Andrew Emmanuel Omara and I studied the Master of Arts in International Social Development. I chose UEA because I was looking for a highly regarded course in Social Development that would enable me to study social analysis, poverty, social exclusion, gender relations and mainstreaming, among others. My course is practical and policy focussed and pays attention to the social aspects of development. The lecturers at the School of International Development (Dev) are experienced practitioners. UEA is the number one university in the UK for student satisfaction (2013 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey). UEA is a founder member of the 1994 group of research intensive universities in the UK.
Dev runs a series of student centred programs to help new students adjust to the academic environment. There is always someone to help in your difficulties or uncertainty; whether it is the Professors, Dean of Student's Office or the Resident Tutor. Due to the flexible nature of the courses in Dev, I can take up different modules that best suit my interest. My class is composed of students from diverse backgrounds including government officials, people working for international NGO's.
I have made several new friends from China, Japan, UK, South Korea and several African countries. The city of Norwich is pleasant and just the right size for me; not too large and not too small. There are a number of historical and beautiful places close to the campus. It is the safest city in the UK. For this reason, several students choose to live off campus. Norwich City football club, a top flight premier league club is based in Norwich.
UEA is a campus University and has a bank, shops, restaurants, pharmacy, food store, medical centre. The Sportspark, UEA's top of the range sports facility is currently the biggest indoor sports centre in Britain and regularly hosts international sporting events. It boasts fantastic facilities including a state-of-the-art Olympic-sized swimming pool. The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts - a public arts museum is located at UEA.
There are more than 200 clubs and societies at UEA. I have joined the Dev Society, Oxfam Society, International Student Society and Quest Christian group. Others that I am considering are Model UN, Red Cross and Amnesty International
So, you are looking for a truly multicultural setting, excellent student support, superb facilities and academic environment? Come to UEA.