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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Idunn Marthinsen

Film Studies and English Literature

I am currently in my first year of an undergraduate degree in Film Studies and English Literature here at UEA and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. The campus is a good combination of brutalist concrete buildings and massive green spaces. Everything is easily available and close, which makes it incredibly convenient to live and study here. There’s a Barclays for any banking needs, the SU shop for food and snacks, nearly endless coffee shops and the beautiful lake for a scenic walk. Whether you’re interested in art, music, sports, media, garlic bread, ghost hunting or nearly anything else, there will be a society for you, and areas such as the music building and the Sainsbury’s Centre for Visual arts. The teaching is fantastic as well. UEA is a welcoming and kind place, and Norwich is a lovely city. Besides, UEA is known for its many adorable rabbits!

Being away from home is made much less terrifying by the amount of support available to you. Besides, you’ll quickly start to feel at home. Living with fellow students makes the transition easier, and in this modern age it’s easy to keep in touch with friends and family back home. You’ll also likely be too busy to miss home, as there is always something going on either on campus or in the city.

I am here to help current and future students, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all! You can send me a message on https://www.facebook.com/ueanorway/ or email me at norwegianstudents@uea.ac.uk.

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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. 

See what life is like on our campus and in Norwich and Norfolk.

Student Stories Student Stories

Norway: Sina - BA Geography and International Development & MA Media and International Development

I have spent the last 4 years of my life at UEA and I’ve loved it! Coming from Norway straight after finishing school at the age of 18, I was very excited to start studying something that I felt really passionate about and to start a new life, but also terrified… I moved into Nelson Court, one of the en suite accommodation buildings on campus and started my BA degree in Geography and International Development.

My room was nice and easy to make into my own, UEA’s campus had everything I needed, the lectures were interesting, and my flatmates were lovely! Four of the girls I randomly ended up in the same flat as during my first year at UEA are now four of my closest friends. Less than 3 months after I first met my flatmates, leaving UEA and Nelson Court over the Christmas break to go to Norway felt strange. UEA very quickly felt like home!

To me, my years at UEA have been amazing. I chose UEA because it is one of the best universities for my subject, but it is also always very highly rated for student satisfaction. Being happy about your student life is almost more important than studying! I am also very glad I didn’t leave a year ago, after my graduation from my undergraduate degree, but instead stayed to do a master’s degree. I ended up studying Media and International Development for a year, learning even more and challenging myself. Learning and studying alongside others from very different backgrounds – even more varied than during my BA – have been really valuable and interesting.

Norwich is a lovely city, for me it was the perfect size, it’s got a countryside charm and everything you need from a city at the same time! Norwich has got shopping centres, many cute cafés and pubs, nightclubs and beautiful historical buildings. As a student at UEA, it is easy to spend most of your time on campus, but Norwich is great and a lovely city to be a student in.

I am not afraid to recommend University of East Anglia to anyone who wants to study in the UK!

Norway: Ida - Translation, Media and Japanese

My name is Ida, and I’m currently in my second year studying Translation, Media and Japanese. I chose to study at UEA because of its wide range of courses and modules, its idyllic location in Norwich, and its excellent reputation, both for teaching quality and student life. My course allows me to combine three subjects I’m very passionate about, and to tailor my own studies to suit my interests by choosing from a wide range of elective modules. Students are taught in small groups, giving them the chance to be active learners and to interact with their lecturers, and the teaching environment is very friendly and relaxed. Thanks to the university’s more than 160 exchange partners worldwide, students also have great opportunities for studying abroad – I will be spending the next academic year in Japan, and I’m very excited!

The UEA campus is a beautiful environment, with lots of green parkland, its very own lake, and the famous UEA rabbits! The centre of campus has pretty much everything you might need, with a variety of shops and services, cafés and restaurants. The library is open 24/7, and students can use the Sportspark, which is the largest indoor sports facility in the UK. There are over 200 clubs and societes at UEA, dedicated to everything from korfball to karate, and from cocktails to cosplay! There is something for everyone, and joining a club or society is a great way to make friends and explore your interests. I’m a member of the Japan Society and the Scandinavian Society, and it’s a lot of fun. The Union of UEA Students also hosts themed club nights in the LCR, the campus venue, as well as live music acts such as The Killers and Bastille. There is always something happening on campus, and living there is something every student should try. The university offers a wide range of campus accommodation at great prices, and living in halls has been one of the highlights of my time here.

Norwich is a great city to study in – it’s just the right size, with lots of history, great shopping opportunities, and vibrant nightlife! The Riverside area with its restaurants, bars and cinemas is popular with students, and there are two big malls and shops of all kinds and sizes for all your shopping needs. The Norwich market has stood in the same place for nearly 1000 years, and it’s great fun to just walk around and take in all the sights and smells. Norwich is also well connected with an international airport, and transport links to both London (less than 2 hours by train!) and Stansted Airport, so getting home for the holidays is easy.

Going abroad to study was a little scary at first, but I’ve really fallen in love with Norwich and the university. Coming to the UEA was the best decision I’ve made. 

Mitt navn er Ida, og jeg går for tiden mitt andre år på studiet Oversetting, Media og Japansk (BA Translation, Media and Japanese). Jeg valgte UEA på grunn av universitetets store utvalg av studieretninger og fag, idylliske beliggenhet i Norwich, og gode rykte, både for kvaliteten på undervisningen og for høy studenttilfredshet. Studiet mitt lar meg kombinere tre fagområder jeg brenner for, og fordype meg i det jeg er mest interessert i ved å velge blant en rekke valgfag. Undervisningen foregår i små grupper, noe som gir studentene muligheten til å delta aktivt og holde dialog med foreleserne , så undervisningsmiljøet er veldig hyggelig og avslappet. Takket være universitetets mer enn 160 utvekslingavtaler på verdensbasis, har studentene også gode muligheter til å ta deler av studiene i utlandet – jeg kommer til å tilbringe mitt neste år i Japan, og jeg gleder meg masse!

Universitetets campus er et vakkert område, med store grøntområder, en egen innsjø, og de berømte UEA-kaninene! Du finner det meste du trenger i midten av campus, der det finnes en rekke butikker og tjenester, kaféer og restauranter. Biblioteket er åpent 24 timer i døgnet, og studentene kan også bruke Sportsparken, som er det største innendørs idrettsanlegget i Storbritannia. Det finnes over 200 klubber og foreninger for studenter, dedikert til alt fra korfball til karate, og fra cocktails til cosplay! Det finnes noe for alle, og å melde seg inn i en klubb eller forening er en kjempefin mulighet til å bli kjent med folk og å drive med det du er interessert i. Selv er jeg medlem i Japan Society og Scandinavian Society, og stortrives med det. UEA’s studentforening (Union of UEA Students) arrangerer også temafester i The LCR, utestedet/konsertlokalet på campus, samt konserter med velkjente navn som Bastille og The Killers. Det finnes alltid noe å gjøre på campus, og å bo der er noe alle studenter burde prøve. Universitetet leier ut et bredt utvalg studentboliger til gode priser, og å bo på campus har vært et av høydepunktene i min tid som student.

Norwich er en utrolig fin by å studere i – den er akkurat passe stor, har masse historie, kjempegode shoppingmuligheter og et yrende uteliv! Riverside-området er populært blant studentene, med  restauranter, barer og kinoer, og skulle du få lyst til å shoppe har byens to kjøpesentre og butikker av alle slag masse fint å by på. Bymarkedet i Norwich har stått på samme sted i nesten 1000 år, og det er kjempegøy å bare rusle rundt og kikke. Norwich har også en egen internasjonal flyplass, samt gode forbindelser til både London (under 2 timer med tog!) og Stansted flyplass, så å komme seg hjem til ferien er ikke noe problem.

Det å skulle studere i utlandet var litt skremmende i starten, men jeg har forelsket meg helt i Norwich og universitetet. Å dra til UEA for å studere er det beste valget jeg har tatt, og det er jeg ikke alene om å synes – i 2013 fikk UEA 1.plass i Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. Med andre ord finnes det ingen studenter i hele Storbritannia som er mer fornøyde enn de på UEA!

Requirements Requirements

Admissions Requirements

For direct entry to undergraduate programmes

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

Holders of the Vitnemål for Videregående Opplæring will be considered for direct entry to Bachelor Degree courses. For full details of our Vitnemål requirements and equivalency system please see our information on Vitnemål requirements below.


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


Vitnemål For Videregående Opplæring Requirements for 2019 Entry

Vitnemål requirements for undergraduate courses are based on the following:

  • Overall average grade
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Specific subjects


Overall average grade:

A comparison to GCE A-Level requirements is provided for reference.

A-Level Vitnemål
AAAb 5.25
A*AA 5
AAA 4.75
AAB 4.5
ABB 4.25


English Language:

We accept Vitnemål in place of IELTS.  Courses considered suitable to meet the English Language requirement include Engelsk, Internasjonal Engelsk, Samfunnsfaglig Engelsk and Engelsk Litteratur og Kultur.

IELTS-Vitnemål equivalencies are provided for reference.

IELTS Vitnemål
8.0 6
7.5 6
7.0 5
6.5 4
6.0 4


Applications from students who do not meet the Vitnemål English Language requirements are welcome.  In such cases, we accept a number of other English Language tests.  Please click here to see our full list. 



All undergraduate courses include a GCSE Mathematics requirement.  Vitnemål courses considered suitable to meet the GCSE Mathematics requirement include Matematikk Praktisk, Matematikk 1P, Matematikk 1T, Matematikk 2P, Matematikk 2T, Matematikk X, Matematikk S1, Matematikk S2, Matematikk R1 and Matematikk R2.

Any single Vitnemål Mathematics course is considered acceptable as an equivalent to GCSE.  For example, if an applicant has taken both Matematikk 1P and Matematikk 2P, they can be considered based on their grade for either Matematikk 1P or Matematikk 2P.

GCSE-Vitnemål equivalencies are provided for reference.

GCSE Vitnemål
A* 6
A 5
B 3
C 3


Specific subjects: 

Some undergraduate courses have additional GCSE or A level subject requirements.

Subject Requirement Vitnemål Equivalencies
Literature A Level: Engelsk Litteratur og Kultur is considered as an equivalent.  Other subjects which include literary studies or textual analysis may be considered case by case.
Mathematics A Level: Matematikk S1+S2 and Matematikk R1 are considered as equivalents.
GCSE: Please see full details above.
Sciences A level: Sciences at Levels 1+2 are considered as equivalents.  For example, Biologi 1+2 is considered equivalent to A Level Biology.  For undergraduate courses that require an A Level Science but do not specify a particular subject, Vitnemål courses considered as equivalents include Biologi 1+2, Fysikk 1+2, Geofag 1+2, Informasjonsteknologi 1+2, Kjemi 1+2, Matematikk R1, Matematikk S1+S2.  Other Science subjects at Levels 1+2 may be considered case by case.
GCSE: Science study at Level 1 is considered as an equivalent.  For example, Kjemi 1 is considered equivalent to GCSE Chemistry.  For undergraduate courses that require a GCSE Science but do not specify a particular subject, Vitnemål courses considered as equivalents include Biologi 1, Fysikk 1, Geofag 1, Informasjonsteknologi 1, Kjemi 1.  Other Science subjects at Level 1 may be considered case by case.
Languages A Level: Language study at Levels 1+2 is considered as an equivalent.  For example, Fransk 1+2 is considered equivalent to A Level French.
GCSE: Language study at Level 1 is considered as an equivalent.  For example, Spansk 1 is considered equivalent to GCSE Spanish.
Other Subjects Other subject equivalencies are typically considered case by case and full consideration is given to all applicants’ academic background.


Please contact intl.ug.admiss@uea.ac.uk if you would like to check your eligibility for our programmes or if you have any specific queries on Vitnemål requirements.

Erasmus Exchange Agreements

Many undergraduate students come to us for either one semester or a full academic year as a part of an exchange agreement with European universities.

Under the ERASMUS scheme exchanges are restricted to certain subjects and institutions. You can find out more about such exchanges by visiting our ERASMUS pages.

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 5.5 in each component
PEARSON ACADEMIC (all components)* 62 overall with minimum of 42 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.


Scholarships and Finance Scholarships and Finance

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 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.

Norway Undergraduate Scholarship

All Norwegian students applying to an undergraduate course* at UEA will automatically be awarded the Norway Undergraduate Scholarship.

  • If your course fee is £15,600 per year, this award is worth £4,000 for each year
  • If your course fee is £19,800 per year, this award is worth £6,000 for each year

Amounts will be deducted from your tuition fees for each year of your programme at UEA, in line with terms and conditions. Confirmation of any award will follow shortly after your offer.

Offer-holders are also encouraged to apply for UEA’s International Undergraduate Scholarship worth up to £30,000, though please note that this scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with any other UEA scholarship or award.

*applications to the Faculty of Medicine and Health are excluded from this scholarship

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