Kenya

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My name is Muqaddam Malik and I am a third year undergraduate reading Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) at the University of East Anglia. My focus for my studies in political economy and the future of Africa economies. I am currently undertaking a dissertation on ‘the Prospect of Regionalisation through Monetary Unions in Africa.’I chose to study at UEA for a number of reasons: firstly, the students – UEA provides a community feeling and I was lucky enough to meet a great group of International students on my first day.

The numerous societies and events on campus make UEA a great place to develop a holistic experience where you develop academically and socially. Secondly, the professors, UEA has some of the most approachable and welcoming professors who are experienced and noted in their fields. In the school of Economics, one of my professors was awarded a National Teaching Fellow Award this year and another took a sabbatical to work for the Bank of Greece for a year. It is an exhilarating experience to be taught by such accomplished individuals.

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The most important aspect of UEA that I love is the opportunity it provides for you to grow as an individual and engage in as much as possible. In my case, although I study PPE I have engaged with numerous departments and socities at UEA. In my second year I undertook two business competitions; where my team won one (Social Storm) and I was a finalist in the other.

At my time at UEA, I have contributed to research in the school of Politics and the school of Economics through filming and data analysis respectively. I was able to do all of this alongside playing football in the Sunday League for the past three years (Winning the Championship once) as well as being elected President of two different societies on campus – the Model UN Society and the International Students Society.

Most significantly, UEA has supported my academic drive and helped me to attain a prestigious internship with the African Union over the past summer and I am currently shortlisted for an internship in Brussels for 2018 working with the European Union. Hence, come to UEA if you want to achieve your true potential and to explore what more can be done both in and out of the classroom.

Overall, UEA is an amazing place to study and this is accentuated by Norwich being the perfect student city. It isn’t too big, loud and expensive but it isn’t small, quiet and boring either. Norwich has a great cultural history mixed with hundreds of delicious restaurants and a handful of great night outs. This is excluding the numerous facilities on campus such as the massive Sportspark, 24/7 Library and the Lake.

If you have any questions, please contact me by email at eastafricanstudents@uea.ac.uk or find me on Facebook and I will be happy to help you!

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Student Stories Student Stories

Kenya: Lydia - Development Studies

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!


Uganda: Lydia - MA Development Economics

Hallo! I'm Lydia, a Master's student in the school of Development

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.

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 us a line. We look forward to seeing you at UEA!

Lydia

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Requirements Requirements

Admissions Requirements

For direct entry to undergraduate programmes

Please refer to each course page for specific A Level and IB requirements.

Other qualifications, gained after 13 years of education, can be considered for direct entry onto Undergraduate courses.

 

For direct entry to Masters programmes

Those completing an Undergraduate degree will usually be considered for entry onto Masters programmes. For most courses we require equivalent to a UK 2:1.

 

For direct entry to Research degrees (MPhil, PhD)

Those completing a Masters degree or with substantial research experience in their degree can be considered for Research degrees (MPhil, PhD).

 

INTO Pathway Programmes

Holders of the Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) will be required to take a foundation programme before entering the first year of an undergraduate course.

If you are not eligible for direct entry you are encouraged to look at our pathway programmes on campus at INTO UEA:

  • The INTO Foundation is the perfect preparation for progression onto a range of UEA undergraduate degrees
  • International Year One course leads onto the 2nd year of degrees in several subject areas
  • The INTO UEA Graduate Diploma prepares students for several of UEA’s Masters programmes.

Find out more from INTO UEA.

 

 

 

 

 


English Language Requirements

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

Test Score
IELTS 6.0
PTE 55

Postgraduate Taught and Research - English Language Requirements

Test Score
IELTS 6.5
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.


Scholarships and Finance Scholarships and Finance

Fees and Funding

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.


Vice Chancellors International Undergraduate Scholarship

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


Kenyan Undergraduate Scholarships 2018/19

All applicants from Kenya* who apply to a UEA undergraduate course** will receive the Kenyan Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship, an automatic scholarship of £2500 per year. Simply apply to the University of East Anglia (UEA) through UCAS and if you receive an offer to study at UEA, you will automatically be awarded the scholarship. 

Applicants are also encouraged to apply for UEA’s International Excellence Scholarships worth 25% and 50% of successful applicants' entire tuition fee. Successful applications will replace the Kenyan Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship. 

For more information, please contact j.whaley@uea.ac.uk 

*Any nationality but must have been domiciled and attending school in Kenya at point of application 

**Applicants to MBBS Medicine, BSc Physiotherapy and BSc Occupational Therapy are excluded from this scholarship


Sub-Saharan Africa Postgraduate (Taught) Masters Scholarships 2018 /19

All self-funded Postgraduate (taught) Masters applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa will automatically be awarded a scholarship of between £4000-£6000. The amount of scholarship awarded will be dependent on your academic background.  

  • £4000 (GBP) Scholarship - if you are offered a place on any postgraduate (taught) masters courses at UEA 
  • £5000 (GBP) Scholarship - if you are offered a place on any postgraduate (taught) masters courses at UEA and previously achieved a ‘high’ second class upper undergraduate degree (65-69% in a UK degree or international equivalent)   
  • £6000 (GBP) Scholarship - if you are offered a place on any postgraduate (taught) masters courses at UEA and previously achieved a first class upper undergraduate degree (or international equivalent)

Read our full Terms and Conditions.


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