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.
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Southern African Student Ambassador
My name is Ashleigh Nyambirai, I am from Zimbabwe and I’m studying Law here at UEA. I have always wanted to be a lawyer, but what attracted me to UEA is firstly its location. Norwich is nice and peaceful, but also very eventful, you get the best of both worlds. Secondly, not only do I graduate with a good degree, but I am also presented with great opportunities not only as a student, but also after graduation. The best part about studying law at UEA is the fact that while we are being prepared to be global competitors, we are also taught to work together as allies, which is a rare concept when you’re studying such a competitive degree.
In my first year I lived in the INTO Centre. Living on campus was great, especially as a first year student who had never been in the UK before. INTO is full of other International students from all different parts of the world and this made adjusting to the UK life fairly easy. We were taken on tours of the city and of the country. Our classes were close to our residence so the people at INTO made sure we got involved in as many activities as possible. They encouraged cultural integration. Our differences were embraced and I made most of the friends I have today at INTO and the rest I met playing hockey. I would strongly advise people to stay on campus for their first year, it is worth it.
Having lived on campus for a year, living off of campus was fine. The main difference is that you are more exposed to Norwich life. Naturally a peaceful city, Norwich does get festive and actually has a lot to offer. The people are friendly and neighbours are polite and understanding. Rent depends on the house you stay in but life in Norwich is not as expensive as other cities. Buses run regularly so you never have to worry about how you are going to get to school and there are 3 different buses that leave you on campus. Norwich is a beautiful place, with picturesque scenery which is complimented by UEA's Lake. I cannot imagine a more beautiful place to live and learn.
If you have any questions about studying at UEA, please contact me via the Facebook link above or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are not currently attending any international study fairs in your country. Please keep checking this page for details of future events.
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.
Because of the local variation in systems and standards you should include full information regarding all your educational qualifications when contacting us. If you are unsure about your acceptability, please contact your nearest British Council office with full details.
We actively encourage applicants from all countries and are pleased to promote diversity among students on campus.
Those completing 12 years of education at the end of secondary school with good results will usually be considered for entry onto the International Foundation course which will then lead to entry onto Undergraduate courses.
Those completing 13 years of education at the end of secondary school will usually be considered for direct entry onto Undergraduate courses. For those not meeting entry requirements in certain subjects, the INTO Diploma course may be an option which then may lead to year 2 of Undergraduate courses.
Those completing a Masters degree will usually be considered for entry onto Masters programmes.
Those completing a Masters degree will usually be considered for Research degrees (MPhil, PhD).
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.
My name is Thando and I am Malawian by nationality. I was awarded a scholarship by the University of East Anglia to study pharmacy. This has been a huge blessing to me as I was given an opportunity to study pharmacy in what I think could potentially be one of the best schools of pharmacy in the UK.
Academically my course has challenged me at every level imaginable but I have loved it. The support given to me by the teaching staff and my adviser both on academic and personal issues has been tremendous. I have been taught on cutting edge science by the Guru's of the field and have learnt a lot (and have had hands on experience) about the health care system of this country which could be of great use if incorporated in my country.
This was my first time coming to the UK and as anyone can imagine settling in and making friends was the top of my worries. Fortunately fitting in was not as hard as I had anticipated and coming to think about it, it was the easy part. I managed to make very good friendships and quickly, some from my course and others from my halls of residence.
Norwich in itself it's a great city and if you ask me UEA is the best place for international students because of the tight community. The people are friendly, the town is safe and I basically had everything I needed including African food from the local market and a great local church .
Extracurricular activities were a must for me so I took part in inter-school sports challenges, joined active societies like the Afro- Caribbean Society and for three years I performed in the international party. This made it easy for me to network and establish friendships with other international students.
Academically I have been given the best training and I am sure with a bit more work experience I will manage to integrate the knowledge I have learnt here to the healthcare system of my country. My experiences have been wonderful but the highlight of my time here has to be the great friendships that I have made and will continue to treasure.
BSc Actuarial Science
I am Tinashe Gabriel Chiweshe but am known here as Tinashe or just T. I started my UEA experience in September 2012 studying BSc Actuarial Science and am going into my third and final year. Having developed a love for mathematics at A Level I wanted to study a mathematical degree and actuarial science was the perfect fit. I then chose UEA because it is in the top 20 UK universities and has the best student experience in the UK according to Times Higher Education Survey. Studying Actuarial Science at UEA ensures when I graduate I will get more than half of the exemptions I need to become a qualified actuary. And of course, I could not say no to that scholarship!
I was born and brought up in Zimbabwe and even though there was a huge culture difference when I arrived, there was enough support to help me settle in quickly and comfortably. The city of Norwich is calm, clean and most importantly safe. During my two years at UEA I have enjoyed both the academic and non-academic side of my studies. Being involved in several societies allows me to take a break from studies and meet new people and make new friends. In these I get to develop a vast array of skills which sets me apart from the crowd. On campus is the Sportspark which is the biggest university indoor sports centre in Britain with international standards, which also includes an Olympic size pool among other facilities. So for a football lover like myself I go there every week to play with my course mates on the state of the art football pitches. The campus itself is huge with a nice lake which has BBQ stands next to it and acres of green space. Staying on campus is definitely an added bonus allowing me to wake up 20 minutes before my lectures after a busy night in the 24hr library.
The city centre gives you a historical feel through the Norwich Castle among many other amazing features and a modern touch through great shopping malls perfect to dent the bank. Not to forget to mention, the range and quality of restaurants is amazing. I have made friends on my course, in residences and in societies and can testify I have never felt at home away from home the way it feels at UEA. Choosing to study at UEA was one of the best choices I have ever made and I would encourage anyone to choose UEA because I have never looked back.