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.
Thai Student Ambassador
My name is Ana Kanhasuwan and I’m currently in first year of the Medicine course here at UEA, having previously completed my education including A levels in Bangkok, Thailand. I primarily chose UEA because of its highly rated student satisfaction as shown in the National Student Survey and also as a Top 15 university in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (2015). This was characterized by a unique course structure where small group seminars are emphasized alongside early clinical placements provided for all students. Another major factor that really attracted me to UEA was the modern and progressive mindset the university has. This is something that I felt would prepare me for the ever-changing demands from different industries, which I believe, will facilitate a unique perspective to my career in the future.
My favourite part of studying at UEA has by far been the lifestyle here. Arriving at UEA I was very impressed with the campus atmosphere, the greenery and wildlife on campus grounds were simply stunning. The environment on campus really facilitates peer learning and also motivation to study, for instance there are bookable individual and group study rooms throughout campus which always comes in very handy for group work and exam revision sessions towards exam season.
In terms of transport, Norwich is only 2 hours from London by train and also has its own international airport with flights to Amsterdam amongst other routes providing an option of flying back to Thailand from Norwich without the need for transfer to London Heathrow Airport.
I have found Norwich a very lively city, even though small and self-contained, it never fails to pleasantly surprise me. With art, history and night life there is truly something for everyone to explore. Living in Norwich has been a nice getaway from the busy streets of Bangkok and I am sure that any Thai student from UEA would agree that even though we are far from the comfort of home, there are plenty of amazing Thai restaurants and shops in Norwich that will bring us straight back home any time we miss it.
If you have any queries about applications, campus life or UEA in general please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Thai Students: University of East Anglia facebook page.
Thailand: Teerapat - MSc Enterprise and Business Creation
Hi, Sawaddee krub! My name is Teerapat Asavabneya, an entrepreneur student from Thailand. I am currently studying MSc Enterprise and Business Creation. This is my first Master's degree and also my first year in the UK.
"Home of The Wonderful" is the tagline that was promoted everywhere around the campus buildings and online/social media that I have seen since the first day of UEA. At first, I tried to understand what this tagline truly meant? Not long after I became a part of this campus, I have begun to understand and experience the wonders that were so strongly promoted in the beginning. I believe that UEA has incredible things to offer to everyone. No matter who you are or where you are from, this is the place to fulfill your dreams and expand your potential horizons.
As an international business student, I came to the United Kingdom believing that to succeed in my future business I need to have not only knowledge and experience, but this also requires networking. UEA has given me the opportunity to pursue that as I have learned so much and have been given endless opportunities to deepen my knowledge in entrepreneurship and connect with other students.
This is because I am surrounded by such talented, creative, ambitious and vibrant people who are sharing the same passion with me from all around the globe. Specifically, the lecturers are very supportive and are always open to discuss ideas both inside and outside the classroom.
In addition, what I like most about my course is that all of my subjects and coursework are all based on my business plan and my idea, which is very practical for my future business. For example, I have an opportunity to create a real business networking event like "Family Business Club" within the first term and also running a real business in the second term for the "Value Challenge". Working with my likeminded peers has given me an insight of sharing valuable information that will enhance my entrepreneurial skills. I have gained more confidence and managed to step out of my comfort zone and also broaden my vision, thanks to the encouraging lecturers and friends.
I strongly believe that UEA is highly capable of equipping students from all backgrounds with relevant knowledge of their topic of interest, as long as they have passion. So, if you have dream, vision, and passion, UEA is your place!
Thailand: Ekawat - LLM International Trade Law
Sawaddee krub! (Hello in Thai). I am Ekawat Sirisoponworakul from Thailand. I am currently studying Master of International Trade Law. My first impression towards the university is that UEA is a university of opportunity. One of the most obvious examples is that the university grants a great deal of scholarships. Personally, a scholarship means a lot to an international student like me. I was fortunate enough to come here with the prestigious scholarship provided by UEA and Thammasat University in Thailand. It was such an honour and a great opportunity indeed.
UEA is not only an academic institution but it is also the place that you can call home. I still remember the first day I arrived in the campus and I was warmly welcomed by the university staff. The university really cares for the wellbeing and welfare of the students.
If you are looking for a campus life that is surrounded by beautiful environment, UEA is the perfect place. Please do not take my statement as a show-off but I have to tell you that I wake up with a lake view every morning (choose Ziggurat accommodation if you want the same). If you are tired after reading for hours, you can always come and linger along the lake or even have a BBQ on a sunny day. The soothing vibes of nature here are free to be discovered.
In addition, your campus life will also be enriched by the university bar, clubs and diversified societies. Do not worry that you will be left lonely; rather you will find yourself busy participating in clubs, events or even applying for a student job here.
As an international student, I really appreciated the scholarship that the university granted me. I have been here for five months already and I enjoyed every single minute that I am here. I have met international friends from all over the world whether from China, South Korea, Turkey and Ethiopia etc. UEA is truly the place that you will enhance your academic intellect, make lifelong friends and grow to the best that you can be.
Visit and Events
Meet Carolyn Leong, UEA South East Asia Manager, in your country at the following 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.
Holders of the M6 School Leaving Certificate, with a recognised foundation/access/bridging qualification, are considered for direct entry to Bachelor Degree courses.
Institute of Technology and Vocational Education, certificate and diploma holders are considered for entry to Bachelor degree courses.
Diploma of Vocational Education holders and university students having successfully completed the first year of a Thai degree course will be considered for entry to the first year of Bachelor degree courses.
Holders of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or six IB Subject Certificates (including at least three at the higher level) with a minimum total of 32 - 35 points, or A - Levels obtained locally, will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor Degree courses.
Applicants with qualifications more advanced than those above may be considered for exemptions to year one of Bachelor degree programmes .
Holders of a Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 2.7 will be considered for graduate study, either graduate diploma or Masters degree programmes, applicants with a minimum GPA 3+ may be considered for direct entry to Ph.D studies.
Holders of a Masters degree will be considered for PhD study.
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 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 Thailand Award
All Thai students applying to a postgraduate course* at UEA will automatically be awarded the UEA Thailand Award.
This award is worth:
Amounts will be deducted from your tuition fees, in line with terms and conditions.
*courses commencing September 2020 only
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.