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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Southern African Student Ambassador

My name is Tafadzwa Makwabarara and I am studying MSc. Climate change and International Development. Several factors contributed to my choosing UEA to further my studies apart from its beautiful, picturesque campus. The University has a very good world ranking and it’s renowned for its “world leading and “internationally excellent” researchers and programmes offered. Specific to me would be the School of International Development which was ranked 12th in the QS world rankings in 2017.

This is not hard to believe as this state-of-the-art campus not only boasts of having some of the best technologies and techniques currently being used in teaching today but a three-storey library open to all 24/7 during the semester. UEA is constantly introducing different programmes and activities to engage, stimulate and support its diverse student body. Some of the ways it does this is through offering career and employment guidance and advice at Career Central, academic skills and writing support at Support Centre and a wide range of societies students can join.


I am currently living on campus, which is amazing. The convenience of having the library, classes, medical centre, LCR and sports-park a walking distance from my halls is great. I feel very safe to move around campus and the city at any time because the security team and police respectively are always on patrol. Norwich is a wonderful city offering a perfect balance of one’s needs; a great shopping experience, pubs and clubs for a good night out and various churches and places of worship. I know I made the right choice coming to UEA and I am looking forward to an amazing year here.

If you have any questions about studying at UEA, please contact me via the Facebook link above or by email: 


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Student Stories Student Stories

Namibia: Tinashe - 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 blessed to graduate in July 2015 with a first class honors. I chose to study Actuarial Science at UEA because upon graduation I gained exemptions from the actuarial profession meaning it will take me a shorter time to become a qualified actuary if I chose that career path. And of course, I could not say no to that scholarship!

However, after being offered a 50% scholarship I decided to continue at UEA doing a Masters in Enterprise and business Creation. I chose to do this masters as a pathway to me starting my own business in the UK. The teaching team is very supportive. The fact that I decided to stay at UEA after 3 years here says a lot about what UEA and Norwich are like.

I was born and brought up in Zimbabwe and even though there was a huge culture difference when I first 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 3 years at UEA I have enjoyed both the academic and non-academic side of my time here. 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 Sports park 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. I also take part in regular gymnastics sessions. The campus itself is huge with a nice lake which has BBQ stands next to it and acres of green space. When I lived on campus it was definitely an added bonus which allowed 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.

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

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

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 6.0 in each component
PEARSON ACADEMIC (all components)* 62 overall with minimum of 55 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.


Visit Visit

Visit and Events

We regularly attend events in your country, please register your interest and we’ll keep you updated of our visit plans. Alternatively, 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 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.

Scholarships and Funding Scholarships and Funding

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 as well as the wider UEA community. 

All applicants to the scholarship will receive a minimum of a £2,000 first year tuition fee discount, whilst a large number of successful applicants will be upgraded to fee discounts 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.

UEA Sub-Saharan Africa Award

All Sub-Saharan Africa students applying to a postgraduate (taught) masters course* at UEA will automatically be awarded the UEA Sub-Saharan Africa Award. 

This award is worth:

  • £4,000 - if you meet your offer to study with UEA 
  • £5,000 - if your final undergraduate grade is the equivalent of a high 2:1
  • £6,000 - if your final undergraduate grade is the equivalent of a 1st class

Amounts will be deducted from your tuition fees, in line with terms and conditions.

*courses commencing September 2019 only