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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

Hey! My name is Bryan Theo Mfhaladi from Botswana in Southern Africa and I am currently studying Actuarial Science with a year in industry at UEA. There were numerous reasons why I came to study at UEA.

There were one of the few universities in the UK offering my course with the full entire 8 accreditations offered by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries when I was applying. The option to include a placement year also swayed me as well as the way UEA sits as part of the city it is in.

UEA is also ranked in the top 200 of the Times Higher Education rankings, which also cemented it as my choice of study. As soon as you step into UEA, you will find that there are numerous activities on campus alone. The large campus houses an art gallery, a state-of-the-art library, a world class Sportspark which was voted the best indoor university sport facility in 2019. The campus also has the convenience of housing several accommodation houses which meant that navigating my way from my accommodation to lecture rooms was unproblematic. With numerous spots around campuses to relax, coffee shops, a sleeping room, a beautiful lake, an open space in The Square to enjoy the summer and many other places, you can always be sure to find a place which suits your character. With a wide range of societies and sports clubs, you will always find a place to belong at UEA. If you cannot find the society you desire, which I highly doubt, you can even suggest it to the Student Union or start it.

The campus is located about 20 minutes from the city centre by bus, with the buses departing for the city centre every 15 minutes every day. Norwich being also a cycle-friendly city means that the city is also accessible faster when cycling. If you really want to refresh your mind, you can even take the 45 minute refreshing walk, passing through parks and beautiful cafes along the way. Norwich, the city of cathedrals and pubs, is an amusing, fun and intriguing city which you can never finish being amazed by it.

I am here to answer any questions you have about UEA, be it about the campus or your course or even about the vibrant Norwich city, feel free to contact me at s-african.students@uea.ac.uk or send me a facebook message at: www.facebook.com/ueasouthernafrica

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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: 


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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

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 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.


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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