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.
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.
Philippines: Michelle - MA in 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.
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.
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.
*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 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 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.