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South Africa

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. 

Southern African Student Ambassador

My name is Tafadzwa Makwabarara and I am studying MSc. Climate change and International Development. Several factors contributed to my choosing UEA to further my studies apart from its beautiful, picturesque campus. The University has a very good world ranking and it’s renowned for its “world leading and “internationally excellent” researchers and programmes offered. Specific to me would be the School of International Development which was ranked 12th in the QS world rankings in 2017.

This is not hard to believe as this state-of-the-art campus not only boasts of having some of the best technologies and techniques currently being used in teaching today but a three-storey library open to all 24/7 during the semester. UEA is constantly introducing different programmes and activities to engage, stimulate and support its diverse student body. Some of the ways it does this is through offering career and employment guidance and advice at Career Central, academic skills and writing support at Support Centre and a wide range of societies students can join.


I am currently living on campus, which is amazing. The convenience of having the library, classes, medical centre, LCR and sports-park a walking distance from my halls is great. I feel very safe to move around campus and the city at any time because the security team and police respectively are always on patrol. Norwich is a wonderful city offering a perfect balance of one’s needs; a great shopping experience, pubs and clubs for a good night out and various churches and places of worship. I know I made the right choice coming to UEA and I am looking forward to an amazing year here.

If you have any questions about studying at UEA, please contact me via the Facebook link above or by email: 


Visit Visit

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

Zimbabwe: Ashleigh - LLB Law

The past 3 years at UEA have been great.  I studied Law and had a job and was an active member of the UEA Hockey Club.  I have enjoyed my degree. Studying Law is hard, and nothing you do beforehand can actually prepare you for the level of intensity and pressure you will be under, but you finish your degree feeling smarter – having explored the depths of your intellectual capacity.  On top of that you are provided with a great support system from the Law School and the University.  You do not wonder in isolation, and being an international student, you need that extra guidance to get you through the initial confusion of trying to navigate British employability and professionalism.  On top of that, if you feel like specific needs that you may have are not being catered to, you are given the platform to do something about it, which is why I managed to start an academic society in my second year, and watch it develop and evolve into something that caters to all our varying needs of its members.

The highlights of my life at UEA have to be my job at the International office.  Here I managed to meet many students coming from different parts of the world and talk about UEA.  I think I know more facts about the University than the average person by now.

Another highlight is playing hockey.  There are 4 teams and I have played for all of them during my time here and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have won 3 awards from the club in total including Player of The Season for the UEAHC Ladies 1’s. But I think the best part was beating Essex at Derby Day 3 times for me, and for the 6th year in a row for UEA.  I think being a part of a team, especially one that is as fun as the hockey club is a mandatory experience for anyone looking to branch out their social circle and get to know people they wouldn’t otherwise interact with.

Zimbabwe: Winnifred - Pharmacy Masters

I'm Winnifred Rose, a Pharmacy Masters student studying at UEA. I am currently in my fourth and last year of my degree. I initially chose to study at UEA in 2010 because I was looking for a course that would include the chemistry content I was studying during A Levels and I was also fond of the biological Sciences. Pharmacy at UEA incorporated all these sciences.

My past three years at UEA have been very productive and enabled me to develop as an individual. I have learned so many skills both academically and living independently. The pharmacy course includes work placements in community, hospital and industry allowing me to apply communication skills and theoretical knowledge I have learned. The course is well structured with lectures, laboratory work, work placements, dispensary sessions, inter-professional learning and problem based learning being introduced from the first year. I have used the Dean of Student's office in the past for maths help and this provides enhanced learning tutorials to students in order to improve their academic performance. The library is very convenient as it is open 24 hours a day and runs academic skill workshops such as academics writing skills which I find very helpful. At UEA there is always someone to help you in your difficulties. I lived in student residences from my first year on campus and there is a resident tutor always on call for support.

Apart from my pharmacy course my social life at UEA is very exciting. I have made many friends on campus in the various societies such as the Art society and many international friends from the residences. I have attended events such as the International Student Party. The city is pleasant with a relaxed atmosphere. Norfolk is one of the beautiful counties in the UK with visits to the broads and seaside within driving distance.  I recommend visiting historical and beautiful places close to the campus.

I highly recommend UEA as a place to study and grow as an individual.

Requirements Requirements

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 6.0 in each component
PEARSON ACADEMIC (all components)* 62 overall with minimum of 55 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.


Admissions Requirements

For direct entry to undergraduate programmes

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

Applicants with a minimum of five subjects at grade 6 (70%) in the National Senior Certificate with matriculation (IEB/UMALUSI) will be considered for direct entry onto all 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

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.

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.

UEA Sub-Saharan Africa Award

All Sub-Saharan Africa students applying to a Postgraduate course* at UEA will be automatically awarded this scholarship.

This award is worth:

  • £4,000 - if you meet UEA entry requirements
  • £5,000 - if your final undergraduate grade is the equivalent of a high 2:1

Amounts will be deducted from your tuition fees, in line with terms and conditions.

*courses commencing September 2020 only

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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.

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