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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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South Asia Student Ambassador

My name is Hassan and I am currently studying MA Education and Development in UEA. My experience lies in higher education international activities. I decided to return to higher education after a study gap of 10 years as a mature student. I gave a lot of thought into choosing the right kind of university to pursue a subject I am very passionate about – international development with a particular focus on education.

I have worked in the UK higher education for over a decade, I have a fair understanding of the UK higher education system. When choosing the right university to pursue my masters, UEA was always in my top 3 choices. The decision to choose UEA as my firm choice was down to 3 main reasons. The city of Norwich, UEA experience and UEA academic reputation.

The city of Norwich is a vibrant friendly city ideal for a student life. UEA is campus based which makes it even more ideal for student life. It is small enough to have a sense of community and big enough to explore countryside with spectacular scenery. Local cities such as Cambridge, Great Yarmouth, Sheringham and Lowestoft are also on direct train lines to the city. You’ll find a fantastic choice of beaches within a train ride of the city and the spectacular Norfolk Broads are just outside of Norwich. I enjoy cycling on a sunny day – there are many scenic cycle paths in and around Norwich and the local countryside will have something that suits you perfectly.

I am aware of the challenges of transitioning to higher education having been a student previously and then a senior support professional in 3 UK higher education institutions. The university experience is one of the most important aspects for me personally. UEA’s support services and its campus based environment helped me confirm my choice. There is access to wellbeing support and the university staff are friendly ready to help always. There are so many activities within the Students Union and the University you can get involved with. There is always something catering to every type of interest from the geek society to paintball society. I was very interested in development work and have joined the international development society enabling me to make wide range of network and current (and future) development professionals. UEA has a real sense of community because its campus based and you bump into someone you know always.

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The academic reputation of UEA is consistently top in the UK and around the world. UEA’s school of development is ranked 12th in the QS world ranking; Research Excellence Framework rank the School 4th in the country for overall research, with majority of research ranked “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”. The school routinely has recommend policies with its academics producing essential research and consultancy to address some of the pressing global challenges such as water security or education or peacekeeping. This reputation is one of the crucial reasons as it has an impact on my employability potential in the future in particular in my field of work among other things. UEA ranks top not only in development studies but in majority of its courses are world reputed.

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Visit and Events

We are not currently attending events in your country, however, we welcome your interest. Please feel free to contact the relevant staff member responsible for your region.

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.

Requirements Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Holders of the Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) or the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum 32 - 35 points will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree courses.

Polytechnic and Junior Technical Institute National and Higher National Diploma holders will be considered for entry to Bachelor degree courses.

Bachelor General Degree holders may be considered for postgraduate diploma study.

Holders of a Special Bachelor degree will be considered for entry to postgraduate study. Holders of a Masters degree will be considered for Ph.D. studies.

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.

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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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