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.
USA Student Ambassador
Hello! My name is Nichole, and I’m currently a second-year undergraduate at UEA studying International Development with Overseas Experience. I grew up in Northern California, but I decided I wanted more of an adventure after graduating high school and began looking at doing my degree across the pond in England. In the end, UEA’s School of International Development outshone the rest—it is ranked among the best in the world and consistently on the front lines of research and action in the field. What’s more, I knew I would be joining a welcoming and like-minded community full of international students like myself. One particular aspect of my course that I love is the opportunity to work overseas before my final year, yet another thing that makes my time here at UEA unique and always challenging yet exciting.
Beyond my studies, UEA has become home for me in so many other ways. As a lover of sports, the Sportspark is more than I could have ever dreamed of, and I owe countless friendships to the gymnastics and climbing clubs. Most recently, I’ve found a new family in the music society where I play cello for the string ensemble. Although I’m from the Bay Area, I’m a small town girl at heart, and Norwich has stolen mine. On a sunny day, it makes me so happy to simply walk along the River Yare to the UEA lake, or to take a trip with my housemates to the Norfolk coast and say hello to the seals. There’s so many things to do off-campus that even the English rain can’t get me down. From hidden gem cafés and bookshops, to big events like the Norwich Film Festival, I feel I’ll never stop discovering my university town. Don’t forget, it’s one of the safest cities in the UK and absolutely bike friendly. And one of the best being abroad is that you’re on the doorstep of the rest of the UK, Europe and the world!
If you have any questions, please contact me via Facebook (@ueaamerica) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit and Events
Meet a UEA staff, Graham Wise, Rachel Gover or Alana Stuart, in your country at the following events:
Eastview High School MN School Education Fair
Eden Prairie High School MN Education Fair
Marian High School College Fair
Denver RMACAC College Fair
Barrington High School College Night
District 214 College Fair
Lyons Township College Fair
Glenbrook College Fair
Houston National College Fair
Austin National College Fair
Dallas/Ft Worth National College Fair
San Diego National College Fair
CISC International University Fair
Ann Arbor Public Schools College Fair
Waterford Kettering High School Fair
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.
USA: Ashleyanne - Visiting Student in American Studies
Name: Ashleyanne Krigbaum
Area of Study: Visiting Student in American Studies
Year Attended: 2006-07
How did UEA prepare you for your career or help you make decisions? The experiences I had at UEA, on campus and off, really shaped me into who I am now, more so than any other years I spent during my university studies. Inside the classroom, I was able to take classes that were specific to my major (Gender Studies) at my home university, that also spanned several schools inside UEA. Having that range of professors, and approaches, to my major was so exciting. Also, I felt more challenged in my courses at UEA than back at home, so when I excelled in my marks in each, it was life-changing. I felt like if I could make it at UEA, I could make it anywhere. Also, the people I met on campus become some of my closest friends to this day. After I graduated, I came back to Norwich to work (at Radio Norwich), because I loved my experience at UEA and in the city so much. My time at UEA really helped me take control over my life, and realize that I can really achieve whatever I want, no matter where I am.
My best day at UEA was…
Can I say, "all of them?" Truly. The best years of my life were all spent in Norwich, and mostly at UEA.
What advice would you offer to current students, or anyone considering studying at UEA? If UEA can offer you courses that you think can expand the viewpoint you have on the world, and further your personal path of studies, you should really consider enrolling at UEA. The campus is beautiful, straight-forward, and offers a lot of socializing outside of classes. Plus, you're nestled in one of the best cities in the UK, with access to many international cultures right on campus
USA: Justus Flair - Biography and Creative Non-Fiction
I am working towards a Masters in Biography and Creative Non-Fiction here at UEA. This is a rather niche topic and not many universities offer a course in non-fiction, so UEA was the obvious choice — a university known for writing in a UNESCO City of Literature. I visited Norwich and the campus before enrolling and even had the chance to meet with my programme director and another American student. The campus is so inviting and I felt so welcome that I knew I had to attend. Having done my undergrad at a large state university in the United States, the campus was drastically different, with a greater sense of community, a closer feeling.
My instructors frequently remind my classmates and me how lucky we are to have a year to devote solely to writing. It’s a privilege I’m trying not to waste, spending most of my time reading and writing. The coursework is stimulating and challenges my preconceived notions of literary classifications and norms. My cohort is small, only fourteen of us full-time, and we really dive into the material.
USA: Patricia - International Relations and Development Studies
Hello! I'm Patricia and I am a post-graduate student studying International Relations and Development Studies at UEA. I am originally from California but I grew up in New Mexico. I graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2006 with a B.A. in Psychology and University honours with international distinction. During my undergraduate program, I studied at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada for one year. I had such a great experience in Canada that I wanted to go abroad again which brought me to UEA for my master's degree.
UEA has one of the top Development Studies programs in England if not the world and it has a diverse group of students from all over the world. I really enjoy studying at UEA because of the world class lecturers and great facilities such as the 24 hour computer lab (I spend a lot of time there and in the library). The social life isn't bad either; I am in two societies and the dev students organize nights out. I would encourage any student to study abroad and particularly at UEA. Everyone is very welcoming and friendly and ready to help you settle into your studies.
Holders of a Bachelor degree, from an accredited institution, with a cumulative academic grade point average of 3.0 and above will be considered for postgraduate study. This will normally be a postgraduate diploma or a taught Masters degree and exceptionally PhD studies.
Masters degree holders will be considered for Ph.D. study.
International Baccalaureate (IB) or A level
Holders of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma (or six IB Subject Certificates including at least three at the higher level) or A levels will be considered for direct admission to Undergraduate Degree courses. For details of subject and grade requirements use our course catalogue to find the course that you are interested in. IB and A level grade and subject requirements can be found under the ‘Entry Requirements’ section of each course page. Please note that additional IB Middle Year/GCSE requirements may also apply.
High School Graduate Diploma & AP Exams
Holders of a US High School Diploma alongside 3-5 AP Exams will be considered for direct admission to Undergraduate Degree courses. For details of subject and grade requirements; use the table below to compare our A level requirements to the US High School Diploma and AP Exams. The number of AP Exams required will be variable depending on the course and the combination of AP Exams being undertaken. Some Undergraduate Degree courses at UEA will require AP Exams in specific subjects. To find our A level requirements; use our course catalogue to find the course that you are interested in. A level grade and subject requirements can be found under the ‘Entry Requirements’ section of each course page.
*Please see our MBBS Medicine course page for further information.
Literature and Mathematics Requirements
We will require credits to have been undertaken in Literature or English Language and Mathematics based subjects as part of the High School Diploma. Specific requirements will depend on the course being applied for.
If you need further information about our requirements for any specific course, please contact ourAdmissions Team.
Holders of Associate Degrees may be considered for direct admission to Undergraduate Degree courses when presented alongside a High School Diploma. We will review the content of the Associate Degree and the number/value of the credits that have been earned when assessing the suitability of this qualification for entry onto any Undergraduate Degree course at UEA.
We recommend that you contact our Admissions Team for further information about our requirements for this qualification.
SATs, ACTs and SAT Subject Tests
We welcome applicants who are able to present SAT and/or ACT qualifications in support of their application, alongside one or more of the options noted above. Please contact our Admissions Team if you need any further information.
(NOTE: these are general guidelines only; requirements for entry may vary depending on competitiveness of particular programmes.)
Study Abroad entry
Semester or year study abroad candidates must be registered as full time students at an accredited US university or college. The normal entry requirement for US visiting students is a GPA of 3.0 or above, supported by an academic transcript and references. Click here to see details of UEA's semester/year abroad programme.
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 North American Partner Award
Students graduating from one of our American or Canadian Study Abroad Partner Institutions and applying to a postgraduate course* at UEA will be automatically awarded the UEA North American Partner Award.
The award is worth £3,000 and will form a deduction from your UEA tuition fees, in line with terms and conditions.
*courses commencing September 2020 only
USA Undergraduate Scholarship
All U.S. students applying to an undergraduate course* at UEA will be automatically awarded the U.S. Undergraduate Scholarship as part of our wider Country Scholarship Scheme.
Amounts will be deducted from your tuition fees for each year of your programme at UEA, in line with terms and conditions. Confirmation of any award will follow shortly after your offer.
Offer-holders are also encouraged to apply for UEA’s International Undergraduate Scholarship worth up to £30,000, though please note that this scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with any other UEA scholarship or award.
*applicants to the Faculty of Medicine, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy courses are excluded from this scholarship.
Regional Manager (USA and Canada)
Alana is based in Michigan and travels extensively across the United States and Canada to connect with students. She has worked in university admissions for almost 10 years and started at UEA in October 2016. Alana earned her M.A. in International Education in 2014. She looks forward to working with you and assisting you with your UEA journey!
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.
US Federal Loans
United States citizens or permanent residents can apply for loans if they have been offered and accepted an offer of a place at the University of East Anglia. This can be done through the U.S. Federal loan program (Title IV) or through a private lender, e.g. Sallie Mae.
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