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.
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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Nigerian Student Ambassador
I am Bodunrin Olalekan Samuel from Nigeria, a postgraduate student currently studying Economics at UEA. I previously worked at the Office of the Chief Economic Adviser to the President (OCEAP), The Presidency, Abuja, Nigeria as a Research Assistant. Immediately after graduating from the University of Ibadan in 2011, my interest was drawn to research and real life Economic Issues, I was passionate about research and policy making. I started a research outfit (Himmel Enterprise), basically into socio-economic survey and data analysis, after which I was called to work for the Presidency, Abuja.
My quest for sound economic research and policy making after a little exposure at the Presidency steered me to searching for an outstanding world class institute of higher learning that is well known for research and development, as well as conducive for learning. I searched for about two years, attending ‘study abroad’ events and perusing several rating websites. I became attracted to UEA due to its well-known leading stance in research and development in the UK and on a global scale, its high student experience rating.
Studying at UEA has been a life changing opportunity for me, the environment is serene, clean and perfect for learning. At UEA, the students are the focus, they are King, and the staff help you to succeed. The social life here is engaging, no matter where you come from, there are several social events cutting across all spheres of life and you can attend the ones that suit your needs. Apart from your academic life, you can also develop your talents in music, broadcasting, inventing, sports, etc., and UEA also has one of the best sporting facilities in the UK.
The University has all the facilities needed to aid you toward ‘world class’ success. The architectural design is breath taking, the technology exposure is outstanding, and you get involved from your first day. The school has a well-structured road network and transport system that connect you to every part of the school and the city, the halls of residence are perfect as well as the teaching hubs and faculties.
Norwich is a renowned city located in the east of England. It is about 30 minutes from Cambridge and 2 hours from London by road and train. It has a diverse and multicultural population with a perfect road network that caters for everybody. No matter where you come from, there is always a place to shop for your indigenous foods and materials. The people are friendly, honest and respectful. Norwich is beautiful, well planned and structured.
In a nutshell, UEA has transformed and changed my life for the better; it’s been wonderful studying in one of the best Universities in the World.
If you have any questions, please contact me by email at email@example.com or find me on Facebook and I will be happy to help you!
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.
Holders of the Senior School Certificate, plus a recognised bridging/access/foundation qualification, will be considered for direct admission to first degree programmes.
Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with 32 - 35 points, Nigerian Certificate of Education, National Diploma or Higher National Diploma will be considered for direct admission to first-degree programmes.
Holders of a good Honours degree will be considered for entry to graduate study.
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.
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.
British Canadian International Education (BCIE) (Abuja, Kano, Lagos, keja, Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Port Harcourt)
Preparation for Life (formerly Lawrie Green Education) (Ikeja, Victoria Island, Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Ibadan, Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja)
Unlimited Knowledge Admissions Services (UKAS)
Port Harcourt, Owerri
UKEAS Nigeria, 3rd Floor, 76 Opebi Road, Ikeja, Lagos, 23401
Testimonials written by our students, past and present:
BSc Business Management
Hello, I am Abisola Akinsola, a third year undergraduate Business Management Student at the University of East Anglia. I have had and I'm still having a pleasant experience at the University although before my arrival, I was a bit sceptical about leaving home and living in Norwich alone and I did not know what to expect, but UEA surpassed my expectations.
When I arrived at the airport, a warm welcome was organised by the university to pick up international students and guide them through the process of getting their room keys, welcome packs and settle into their rooms. This was very helpful after the long journey from Lagos as student helpers were at hand with bus shuttles to help students carry their luggage to their rooms.
One of the things I like about UEA is that it is a single site campus and almost everything is available. There is a Union Food Outlet, cafeterias, a post office, banks, a travel shop, a sports park with world class facilities, it is all so convenient! There is also a direct bus service from campus to the city centre which is one of the main attractions in Norwich as it is one of the top ten shopping venues in the UK.
There are so many opportunities for students at UEA with an employability centre which helps students and graduates find jobs and volunteering opportunities both on and off campus and help build student's CV's so as to be attractive to employers after graduation. There are also religious facilities for students of all faiths; there is a UEA Islamic Prayer Centre on campus and a chaplaincy.
There is also a good avenue for socialising at the University through the different clubs and societies, so if you feel far from home, there is the African Caribbean Society and the Nigerian Students association at UEA. The university accommodation is very conducive for studying and convenient because it is easy to access all the facilities on campus. It is no wonder why I have stayed on campus all through my three years of study.
What really attracted me to UEA was its ranking for student satisfaction and with my experience so far, I am not the least disappointed. There is absolutely something for everyone regardless of where you come from!
Hello, my name is Chigozie and I am a Pharmacy student here at the University of East Anglia. Coming to UEA has been a life changing experience for me. Not only has it given me a firm foundation for my future career, but it has also given me a different view on life.
I arrived at UEA in 2011 to do a Science Foundation course in Pharmacy. On completion of this course with a good score, I was guaranteed fast track entry into the MPharm (Masters in Pharmacy) degree. At first, everything seemed a bit daunting because the educational system was very different to the system in Nigeria, and is more advanced. But, I was amazed by how much support and guidance I received from the staff, which helped me fit perfectly into the system.
Moving to England for University can be quite a huge step to take on your own. Leaving home and coming to stay in Norwich was a huge challenge for me. I didn’t know what to expect, but to my great surprise, UEA was a multi-cultural University. I met people from a wide variety of countries and continents. There were many Nigerian students here, making UEA a homely place for me.
I love that the campus is huge and at the heart of everything. This makes campus life at UEA unique. There are over 200 student run clubs and societies on campus. This means that there are always activities to take part in. The night life is amazing, with so many visiting DJs and artists. We have a massive lake with a nice and calm atmosphere right next to the student accommodation; where you can sit, relax, and chat with friends. The most successful community sports facility in the UK is based at UEA. It is internationally recognised and accommodates an Olympic sized swimming pool. So for a basketball lover like myself, it is a great part of UEA. I go there three times a week to practice with the UEA basketball team. Not to forget the most important building in a student life: the library. It is open 24 hours and sits in the centre of campus, next to the accommodation. It allows me to stay in the library as long as possible and quickly go back to my apartment with no difficulty.
Pharmacy at UEA is very exciting, in the sense that you don’t have too much to do but still don’t have too little to do. The course is delivered in a stimulating way, making it interesting and enjoyable. They combine the science of pharmacy and the practice of pharmacy throughout the four year course. We go on a number of community and hospital placements, and perform tasks that relate to the real world of pharmacy. This allows me to put my knowledge to practice enabling me to solidify my understanding of the concepts. The lecturers are helpful and supportive. We are trained to act as professionals and collect a portfolio of evidence to show a wide variety of skills, including team working, public speaking, leadership skills and many more. Having these skills has set me apart from the crowd, and will make my transition into the working population very easy.
Norwich has a historic feel, and there are loads of exciting things to do and places to visit. There are many night clubs, high quality restaurant, and cinemas to watch movies and relax with friends. There is a large shopping mall with many student deals and discounts. Norwich is less than 2 hours away from London by train, and considering it’s among the top 3 safest cities in the UK makes it the perfect place to live.
I am lucky to be a part of UEA, and love being a part of the warm atmosphere it has to offer. I would encourage anyone thinking about coming to go for it. I have never had second thoughts.
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.
PhD Development Economics
Hi, my name is Blessing Akpan, and I am currently studying for a post graduate research degree, following the successful completion of my M.Sc degree in Finance and Economics.
In furthering my academic career, my decision to come and remain in UEA was based mainly on their obvious passion for excellence. They go beyond the ‘packaging', to deliver substance, little wonder they are among the top for student satisfaction, academic relevance and overall institutional rating.
My experience in UEA, has indeed been life altering beautiful, the friendly nature of the people (staff and student alike) contributed to making my integration into the system easier, enhancing my overall development and productivity.
The tranquil yet vibrant city of Norwich, and its environs, provides enough outlets for entertainment and relaxation for whatever tastes available, from the flamboyant to the more mundane.
From my standpoint, University of East Anglia, Norwich checks all the boxes and is indeed the place to be.
In this past year I've had what I would regard as a life changing experience, not only because I'm in the U.K, but because UEA has quite a lot of opportunities to offer.
I got admission here through the help of LGE in Lagos which most of you might know and up to the point I got here I kept wondering what to expect. I travelled down here on my own and the school had organized a warm welcome for international students at the airport.
UEA is a home away from home, it is ranked the highest when it comes to student satisfaction. It has an environment appropriate for everything as a student, from academics down to a good social life. What I found interesting about the academic system here is that every student is assigned a personal academic adviser and the staff are very friendly and always ready to assist you in any problem, which makes it easy to get very good grades. The good part is, after much school work there are loads of social activities to complement it organized mainly by the student union.
UEA is great place to be. It aims at training the whole being not just academically. There are a lot of clubs and societies one could enroll in for recreation and to get to know more about different cultures and so on. The sports park also offers a great workout facility as well as the chaplaincy, so no matter your religion, there's always a place to fit in.
Food is not a problem here as the African market is just a direct bus away from the University. The African market has a lot of food to offer from pounded yam to plantain to palm oil and different ingredients for food and so on, so don't worry about leaving home.
MA Development Studies
On the recommendation of Deby Okoh, the international liaison officer in Nigeria, I came to UEA to study for an MA in Development Studies.
I had no idea of what UEA or Norwich looked like but I was very optimistic and knew I made the right choice after the induction week.
UEA is ‘home away from home' the atmosphere is entirely friendly. It boasts of a great campus with excellent learning facilities and contains all you can ever want in a university community; the accommodation is second to none.
The DEV lecturers are vast, experienced, insightful and above all approachable. I have met huge range of interesting people from all over the world. The cosy city of Norwich makes it more excellent for a balanced student life.
UEA enables you to Understand; you are Empowered to be able to Act, it brought out the best in me. I have been recommending it to my friends and will continue to do so. University of East Anglia, ‘it could be the making of you
President; UEA Graduate Students' Association 2009/2010
President; Nigerian Students' Association, UEA 2009/2010
MA International Relations and Development Studies
Hello, I'm Esther. I bagged a master's degree in International relations and development studies from UEA in 2008 and I have absolutely no regrets. My one year at the University was one of the most enriching of my life and I have my friends who come from diverse backgrounds to thank, the hard work and thoroughness of my lecturers who took time to understand my background and one of the most conducive environments for learning to be grateful for.
Currently, I work with a news organisation on the foreign desk and the insight I have into issues affecting the world all come from interactive sessions in the classroom and with my many friends whom I had the privilege of learning of their countries first hand.
Norwich is one of the most compact cities in the UK to live in (this I found out by travelling over the summer holidays) as its big enough to explore and small enough to get everything in one place all at the same time.
I really enjoyed my stay at the UEA and I trust that if you do attend, you'll be as educated and enlightened as I was about the different peoples of the world.
Hello, my name is Ehia, I am presently doing a MBA Full Time program in the Norwich Business School of the University of East Anglia.
After 7+ years of work experience in Nigeria mostly in the Financial Services industry, I decided to do an MBA. A choice of school was particularly important for me because I wanted a school that would provide practical experience, networking opportunities and quality teaching. The NBS MBA met this criteria, the program is structured with three real consultancy projects. That way, there is no break of work experience on my CV because of coming to do an MBA!
The representation is diverse with about 13 different nationalities sharing experiences and providing real opportunity to network, the experience is rich with average work experience of my cohort being 11years. I have found these very rewarding.
Learning here is so much fun as there are several activities that keeps you having fun. The international student society would keep you having fun with excursions, parties and all you can imagine to make your stay worthwhile.
Settling down in Norwich was fast with very friendly teaching team, who are always ready to help and an active student union to sort out accommodation and travel needs.
I have opportunities to engage in sporting events (I love sports) in the UEA Sportspark, I hear it's the best sports park in any University campus in the country. It's truly an interesting place.
Little wonder UEA has remained in top 5 for overall student satisfaction!
Norwich is a quiet city with friendly people and interesting medieval sites. A perfect environment for study and close to London.
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
University of East Anglia - Nigeria Office Head
Suite A3 Goodnews Plaza
Agbaoku Street (Awoshika Bus/stop)
Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos
Telephone: 0805 252 1957
Please ring or email for an appointment