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.

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I am Patrick Bingham and I'm a PhD student in the department of Film, Television and Media Studies. Currently, I am in my second year of the programme and I'm absolutely loving it. I completed my Master of Arts in Film Studies and enjoyed UEA so much that I stayed on to further my education; but also to remain on a campus and within an environment that I love so much. Initially what attracted me to the University of East Anglia was the Film, Television and Media Studies department being world renowned and ranking so highly in the UK. What kept me here was so much more.

The courses have allowed me to pursue my own research interests rather than prescribed ones set by the lecturer. There is a diverse range of modules available within my own department that let me focus my studies on my interests; but, there are also plenty of modules (classes) in other disciplines that are available to me to take throughout my time at UEA. More importantly, being part of the PhD programme opens the opportunity to gain teaching experience and related work experience crucial to my professional development.

Since I began my MA in 2011, I have made the most incredible friends from all over the world. We celebrate one another's holidays regularly and it's amazing to have such a diverse range of friends. More than that, the UEA offers opportunities to integrate into the wider UEA community as there are rampant numbers of Societies and Clubs that you can join here. Some of my favourite ones all revolve around the opportunity to travel with people my age to places I could only dream of visiting if I were still in the US. The fun times abound on UEA's campus with their incredible amounts of activities, the Sports Park and social clubs.

UEA, of course, wouldn't be the same if it weren't situated in the best city in England. Norwich is hands down the best city I've ever lived in. There is so much going on, but it's not crowded and cramped like other big cities. You can get to London in 2 hours via the train or you can stay in Norwich and explore some of the medieval cathedrals and buildings scattered about. It's also a friendly city and the safest in the country.

UEA has been the highlight of my academic and personal life. 

If you have any questions you can contact me directly by email:


UEA will be attending a number of events in the US this autumn.


Idealist Grad Fair New York

Date: 8th September 2016

Time: 5:00 – 8:00pm

Venue: 125 W 18th Street, Metropolitan Pavilion


Idealist Grad Fair Boston

Date: 22nd September 2016

Time: 5:00 – 8:00pm

Venue: Boston University, George Sherman Union, 2nd Floor 775 Commonwealth Ave


Idealist Grad Fair Washington

Date: 27th September 2016

Time: 5:00 – 8:00pm

Venue: 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington Convention Center, Hall D


Idealist Grad Fair Chicago

Date: 5th October 2016

Time: 5:00 – 8:00pm

Venue: - University of Illinois, Chicago, UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Road


Idealist Grad Fair Los Angeles

Date: 17th October 2016

Time: 5:00 – 8:00pm

Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall K, 1201 S Figueroa St


Idealist Grad Fair San Francisco

Date: 19th October 2016

Time: 5:00 – 8:00pm

Venue: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave


Big Apple College Fair

Date: 22nd October 2016

Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Venue: The Jacob Javits Center, Hall 1B, New York


Should you have any enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact UEA International Office:


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.

Undergraduate entry

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 32+
  • High School Graduation Diploma: 3.0+ GPA
  • SAT subscores (Critical Reading & Mathematics): 600+
  • ACT composite score: 28+
  • Non-International Baccalaureate candidates for science and language studies will also require at least two relevant Advanced Placement Tests. Applicants who wish to study science degrees without AP test results may also be considered for one-year preparatory/foundation courses.
(NOTE: these are general guidelines only; requirements for entry may vary depending on competitiveness of particular programmes.)
FAFSA code: G10 915
ACT code: 5317

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.

Postgraduate entry

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.

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.


MA 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.
You can also contact Patrick, our American student ambassador, to ask about life at UEA.


I have had the time of my life in my semester abroad at UEA. There are so many activities on campus: pub quizzes, LCR discos, concerts, movie nights and societies to join, I was never bored! My flatmates welcomed me in and I really felt like I was part of the UEA community. Five months went by too fast, I wish I had more time to spend with my friends and explore Norwich and Norfolk. Norwich was a delightful city with a fun city centre and transportation connections which made travelling to other UK cities easy and affordable.

You can also contact Patrick, our American student ambassador, to ask about life at UEA.


Political, Social and International Studies

UEA is a wonderful university. It's full of everything a student could want. If you're looking for a campus style university then I would recommend UEA hands down. The professors are helpful and understanding and truly  want to see the students succeed. Having your classes right next to your residence increases your chances of actually getting into class and also helps create a sort of family atmosphere on campus. There are tons of different activities to take part in on campus, from almost every organised club you can think of, to exciting nights out, to A-lister concerts, the UEA campus really has it all. The city centre of Norwich is only a quick bus ride away where there are plenty more interesting things to do if you're tired of campus. Another plus of UEA is the fact that it only takes about a 2 hour train ride to get to London, or even a 3 hour bus ride that leaves from campus! UEA provided me with everything I needed and wanted and succeeded all of my expectations. It has been an incredible year!

You can also contact Patrick, our American student ambassador, to ask about life at UEA.


Creative Writing

Travelling to England to spend a semester studying abroad as a Creative Writing student at UEA was a huge leap out of my comfort zone. I was terrified to spend six months an ocean away from my friends and family. In many ways -- though I had previously moved away from home to attend the University of Southern California -- this time at UEA has been my true test of independence. I have grown so much – as a student, a writer, and a person – through my experiences. I have made lifelong friends, learned to successfully navigate public transportation, and even know how to make a decent curry! I feel so content here, whether I am walking along the path by the lake, soaking up the springtime sunshine in the square, or enjoying a pint with new friends at the Union pub. I savor every day that I have here as a treasure!
I spent the three weeks of my spring break from classes backpacking through Europe, travelling through Portugal, Spain, France, Germany and the Czech Republic. I gained confidence in my ability to navigate foreign places, solve problems, make new friends, and communicate across language barriers. I am also soaking up new experiences – places, people, foods, cultures – to use in my writing. Studying abroad at UEA has been the best decision I ever made, and one that has nurtured and solidified my sense of self more than any other experience in my life.
You can also contact Patrick, our American student ambassador, to ask about life at UEA.


MSc in Water Security and International Development

I am Rebecca Farnum, a Masters student exploring food and water security in the Middle East and North Africa through my MSc in Water Security and International Development at UEA. The University of East Anglia is well-known in sustainable development initiatives and is home to many of the world's premiere scientists, climate impacts researchers, and teaching staff.  UEA's faculty is incredible and very student-centric, which was important to me as someone very invested in my own research.
Studying in the UK has a very different feel than academic institutions in the United States do, and I have loved every minute of it.  At UEA, I am expected to lead my own learning.  My course is flexible, and I am allowed to take any class in the School of International Development, plus classes in Environmental Science, Biological Science, and Political Science.  This flexibility has meant I really get to explore the issues that are most important to me, and I have access to many more professors, who are all willing to chat with me about various issues, even though I am not technically one of "their" students.  In a typical day at UEA, I can hear a lecture on cutting-edge climate modelling techniques, discuss gender disparities in the educational system with someone who worked for Oxfam Great Britain, and talk about community politics around wells from a former masters student doing research with the UK Department for International Development.
Of course, life isn't all about school!  I live in UEA's City Centre Accommodation, which means I get the convenience of all-inclusive costs for room through UEA, but the wonderful experience of living in Norwich.  Norwich is an incredible city with so much to do and see.  I am already sad to think about leaving this incredible city!  The open-air local market is located a block from my flat, where I buy fresh produce from vendors who are getting to know me and what I want.  I go to church just down the road from me, where I'm getting to know many British families and getting to play with the kids at their Sunday School.  My course mates and I frequently meet up for informal drinks or dinner, and we also have a reading group to help each other with coursework.  London is only two hours away with a really inexpensive train ticket, and I travel there frequently to see shows and visit friends.  When I'm in Norwich for the weekend, I enjoy discounts at the City Cinema, browse the myriad of local shops, and see local productions and concerts.
I have only been at UEA for two months, and I am already desperately in love with it.  I really encourage you to come see everything that studying here can do for you!



See the International Scholarships page for details of currently available funding.

Fees 2016-17


Level of Study

Standard Fees
Non Laboratory degrees (humanities, social sciences, maths, computing
postgraduate taught)



Laboratory degrees


Example Exceptions















Environmental Sciences



MSc Business School



Brand Leadership



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.

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.

More information on Federal Loans