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.
Nigerian Student Ambassador
My name is Destiny Onu, the new ambassador for West Africa and Nigeria. I am an undergraduate student studying International development. When looking for a course to study and a university to attend, I came across a video on Youtube of an ex-UEA student speaking of his remarkable experience at UEA. Immediately, I booked an open day and fell in love with the campus and the course description. Although it was a rainy and grey day when I attended the open day, the UEA campus was gleaming in my eyes, the greenery that surrounded the campus, the accessibility to a gym, bank, bookstore and many other exceptional facilities, all in walking distance, was excellent.
Apart from UEA’s accessibility to facilities on the campus it also has great access to some fascinating architecture, beautiful beaches, and for those who want to be a true tourist, it is a short coach or train ride away from London. I finally made my decision to come to UEA after attending my applicant day and witnessing the enthusiasm the lecturers spoke with. It is comforting to know that the people who will assist you in working towards your degree and building your career are routing for you and show it in the academic support they give.
Before coming to UEA, I was worried about the workload and my adjustment to student life but the student support here is exceptional. In little to no time, I became well-acquainted to the Uni and joined an array of societies offered by the Uni. For me, UEA specialises in more than just my degree. They specialise in providing state of the art equipment to work with and offering a comfortable and diverse environment to work in. When looking for a University, it is imperative to look for somewhere that specialises in your degree but also somewhere that can be a home, a stress-reliever and an opportunity giver. UEA offers all four and more.
Contact me at: WestAfricanStudents@uea.ac.uk
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.
Nigeria: Emmanuela - Studying Law
Hello, my name is Emmanuela Onyilofor, and I am an undergraduate student in my second year studying Law. I chose UEA because more than anything, I needed a place that I would feel comfortable and at home in, whilst studying a rigorous course like Law. I was therefore immediately attracted to the campus setting, with state of the art, modern accommodation and the homely community-like feel. I was also attracted to studying Law at UEA due to its high ratings in the field, an indicator of the faculty's academic excellence.
I have had a wonderful experience so far at UEA. From the point I arrived, all the UEA staff were friendly and helpful – they did their best to be welcoming and help us all get settled in. Academically, my time here has been very productive as I've learnt to think about legal and socio-legal issues independently and at the same time focus on the aspects of Law that interest me the most due to the flexible nature of the course. The learning experience here has a very one-on-one feel because the lecturers are always ready to walk us through anything we do not understand, along with the buddy system and advisor meetings that have been put in place for smooth learning. In addition to this, we are provided with sessions that help in choosing a career path, as well as good study, time management and essay writing skills. At UEA there is someone to help with any difficulties at every step of the way.
Apart from this, the social life at UEA is very exciting. Students have a wide range of over 150 clubs and societies to chose from and become a part of. So far I have been part of the International Students Society, Law Society, Dance Squad, African Caribbean Society, Creative Writing Society and several others. I have met many interesting people from all over the world by doing so. There are also all types of socials, events and gigs that occur every week at the LCR on campus and at the Waterfront in town, both run by UEA's student's union. Norwich is a beautiful, relaxed city filled with plenty of culture and history to explore. My experience here altogether has been fulfilling, laid back and exciting all at the same time.
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 Senior School Certificate of Education (SSCE) or West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE/WAEC) 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:
Find out more from INTO UEA.
English Language Requirements
We accept WAEC / WASSC / NECO taken within the last ten years, at a minimum level of C6 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. Our courses require at least the scores below. Some courses require higher scores – check course details for further information.
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.
*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.
Fees and Funding
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.
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.
UEA Nigeria Award
All Nigerian students applying to a postgraduate course* at UEA will automatically be awarded the UEA Nigeria Award.
This award is worth:
Amounts will be deducted from your tuition fees, in line with terms and conditions.
*courses commencing September 2020 only
Our Nigeria office offers a one stop service for enquirers, potential applicants and those needing visa assistance. If you wish to visit us in Lagos then please do not hesitate to contact Deborah Okoh who would be more than happy to make an appointment to meet you.
Mrs. Deborah Okoh
UEA Nigeria Office (University of East Anglia)
1st Floor, Suite A3 Goodnews Plaza
4 Agbaoku Street, Awoshika bus stop (by TFC)
Agbaoku Street (Awoshika Bus/stop)
Telephone: 0805 252 1957
Please ring or email for an appointment
Office Location (see Google Map)
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.