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.
My name is Bing Radoc and I am currently studying towards a PhD in Economics. Before coming to UEA, I worked as economist and banker in the Philippines. When I was offered a place to study behavioural and experimental economics with one of the most highly-cited economists in the UK, I decided to drop all of my previous engagements. I made the right choice.
Research supervision at UEA is superb. Research support, in terms of office space and equipment, is more than adequate, and library support is excellent. Undergraduate students also receive adequate support for modules they take. In addition to professors and lecturers, students have dedicated associate tutors and designated faculty advisors. Students with learning difficulties also have access to any additional support they might require.
Living on-campus is especially convenient. The campus includes a medical centre, food shop, bookstore, banks, post office, two bars, travel and ticket shop (e.g. for concerts), and chaplaincy, among others. The university also offers a wide range of accommodation options within campus which prioritise the needs of its many international students. UEA students also have easy access to the Sportspark which provides different kinds of facilities and sports activities. The UEA grounds are also ideal for running; nature lovers may especially appreciate the lake and the woods on-campus while art lovers can frequent the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (also on-campus).
Living off-campus is a good alternative. Bus connection from UEA to Norwich city centre is frequent, and cycling is a good option (Norwich is relatively flat). Norwich is a university town packed with shopping places, restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, cinemas, two cathedrals (in addition to a lot of small churches), and for some reason, hair and beauty salons. Meanwhile, avid travellers will be happy to know that Norwich has its own airport and there is a close port. Buses and trains are also available for easy access to nearby places for weekend getaways.
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 High School Diploma with an approved or recognised access/foundation qualification will be considered for entry to bachelor degree programmes.
Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum 32 - 35 points, or 'A' levels obtained in the Philippines, will be considered for direct admission to bachelor degree programmes. Details of the required 'A' level subjects for each course and the grades required, can be found in the Undergraduate Prospectus.
Holders of a very good Associate degree may be considered for entry to Bachelor degree programmes.
Holders of a very good Bachelor degree from a recognised university will be considered for one year exemption to Bachelor degree programmes. In exceptional cases candidates holding an appropriate Bachelor degree may be considered for postgraduate diploma study.
Holders of a Masters' degree will be considered for postgraduate Masters courses at UEA.
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.
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.
MA Creative Writing Prose
My name is Michelle T. Tan. I am currently taking up an MA in Creative Writing Prose. I applied here because the UEA creative writing program has an outstanding reputation as the best in the UK and one of the best in the world. I was looking for an environment that would inspire me to produce more work and push me to achieve a better personal standard. I believe I made a great choice, as UEA facilitates learning both inside and outside the classroom. Activities are always going on, with literary festivals every semester and tie-up events with many institutions such as Writers' Centre Norwich. Most of all, I appreciate the opportunity to learn from excellent professors alongside brilliant classmates from diverse backgrounds.
The course structure for my MA is very flexible. With a manageable number of units each semester, students are given a lot of time for personal reading and writing, which is of course essential to any writer's life. The modules themselves, however, are far from simple. I have attended many writing workshops before, but I am still learning a lot from my classes here at UEA. Professors and students share an investment in each other's work that initiates lively conversation and creates a healthy atmosphere of mutual support.
Although I enjoy my academic life, that's not all there is to studying at UEA. It's very convenient to live on campus, where you can find almost everything a student needs, including a food shop and a pharmacy. Off-campus is also a great choice. Norwich is a charming place with a lot of unique shops and cafés. It's also a very safe city equipped with a convenient transportation system. From the city center, almost everywhere is just a bus ride away. The people here are also warm and friendly, creating a comfortable environment even for foreigners like myself. After just two months I already feel at home here in Norwich, and am looking forward to an even more fruitful and exciting year ahead.
You can also contact Bing, our Filipino student ambassador, to ask about life at UEA.