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.


Hello! I am Elleni Kahumbu Stephanou from Kenya. I was born in Mombasa but have lived all over the country, form Molo to Ngong, Limuru to Parklands. My wandering spirit has found comfort here at the University of East Anglia.

I am an Undergraduate studying a BSc in Ecology as I wish to return to Kenya one day and help the conservation efforts of our beautiful flora and fauna. It was with hesitation that I applied for a degree programme abroad, away from the wildlife I loved and on a continent I had never visited. However, UEA is perfect! Not only is it situated on a massive campus that includes a forest and a large lake but a short drive passed beautifully well maintained broads and fens gets you to the seaside. The variance is inspiring.

The University is well known for the Sportspark it houses, being the largest indoor sports facility in Britain! Best part? I have access to all of the facilities! The Sportspark is not limited to the university, and has frequent members of all ages from the surrounding city. It even holds ‘drop-in’ sessions where you can try out sports and activities at a small fee before the opportunity of signing up as a member. I have tried things I had never even heard of – Korfball? The atmosphere is great. Very welcoming and accepting of all skill levels with a drive to teach and learn that is infectious! I play on the Universities Hockey team. We have matches at home and away at other universities and sporting facilities which gives me the opportunity of travelling the country with an incredibly fun group of friends I have made. I love it! Added to this is the opportunity of joining societies. For example I am a member of the Conservation and Wildlife Society.

The opportunities here are endless. A short walk gets you into the city – a quirky and unassuming haven of creativity. Each corner holds a shop with its own character and atmosphere so finding ones that suit you best are easy. Personally, I prefer the quirky self-contained shops, but if you prefer brands internationally recognised there are plenty as well! The city has two very large malls which have everything you could ever need but is also relatively small so you could easily spend a morning shopping, get everything you need and get back to the University before an afternoon lecture.

I live off campus and so cycle in every day. This is so easy and so safe to do. In fact, I can cycle anywhere in the city, it’s great! Living on camps looks amazing! My friends absolutely love it. The University has a shop, banks, laundrette, post office, bookshop, library and a multitude of cafes and restaurants so life here is easy and fun. There is even a Careers Centre which can help you get a job or volunteer position if you are so inclined.

Trust me – you’ll love it!

If you are from Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda and have any queries at all, please feel free to drop me an email at or via Facebook (

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 Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC), East African Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE), National Form VI Examination, Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree programmes.

Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum 32 - 35 points will be considered for direct admission to first-degree programmes.

If you are studying for a UK Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) qualification, `Distinction' or `Merit' grades at the National Diploma level or similar grades following completion of the first year of the Higher National Diploma are required for undergraduate entry.

Holders of a good Bachelor (Honours) degree will be considered for entry to postgraduate study.

Because of the local variation in systems and standards you should include full information regarding all your educational qualifications when contacting us. For further details, please contact your nearest British Council office.

For a full list of acceptable English qualifications, including grade requirements for iGCSE English and International Baccalaureate English please see here.

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

Test Score
PTE 55

Postgraduate Taught and Research - English Language Requirements

Test Score
PTE 62

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.

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MA Development Economics

Hello! I'm Lydia, a master's student in the school of Development.

UEA surpassed my expectations. I had various concerns about coming to UEA, from travelling to the U.K, to my accommodation, the weather, and making friends. I need not have worried. There is a genuine friendly atmosphere that is demonstrated by all the staff members. The student union is responsible for organizing all the fun activities and handling the concerns of the student body. Living in residences has been an enriching experience; I have made friends from different cultures and created a new "family". The campus is very culturally diverse and various activities are planned to ensure that there is integration among all the students.

I chose to study Development at UEA because it is a well established course, and also the home of the ODG (Overseas Development Group). The lecturers are involved in world wide research and use their first hand experience. The numerous opportunities offered have kept me fully occupied. There are a ton of clubs and societies to cater to everyone's tastes. I have taken up Spanish on top of my regular course load, and found a job via the Advice Centre which posts local part time and voluntary work.

The beauty of being at UEA is that one is able to dash off to all the excitement of the city, like shopping, exploring the historic Castle, Cathedrals and great variety of pubs and restaurants, and still return to the familiar atmosphere of campus. The Broad (lake) and the open space are picturesque. UEA is also well-known for its modern sports park. There is also the convenience of shopping and banking along The Street, on campus. The Chaplaincy caters to various religions and it is evident that UEA seeks to nurture us academically, psychologically, physically and spiritually.


Sub-Saharan Africa Postgraduate (Masters) Scholarships 2017/18 

All Postgraduate (masters) applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa will automatically be awarded a scholarship of between £4000-£6000. The amount of scholarship awarded will be dependent on your academic background. 

  • £4000 – if you meet the entrance requirements for your chosen course 
  • £5000 – if you meet the entrance requirements for your chosen course and achieved a ‘high’ second class upper undergraduate degree (or equivalent) 
  • £6000 – if you meet the entrance requirements for your chosen course and achieved a first class upper undergraduate degree (or equivalent) 

Full terms and conditions can be found here.


Vice Chancellors International Undergraduate Excellence Scholarships 2018/19

The Vice Chancellors International Undergraduate Excellence Scholarships are designed to reward outstanding international applicants, who have been offered a place to study with UEA. Scholarships are awarded in amounts of 25% or 50% of your tuition fees and are deducted on a yearly basis from your tuition fees. For more information see our International Undergraduate Scholarships page

See the International Scholarships page for details of non-region specific available funding opportunities.

Fees 2018-19

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.