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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Southern African Student Ambassador
My name is Ashleigh Nyambirai, I am from Zimbabwe and I’m studying Law here at UEA. I have always wanted to be a lawyer, but what attracted me to UEA is firstly its location. Norwich is nice and peaceful, but also very eventful, you get the best of both worlds. Secondly, not only do I graduate with a good degree, but I am also presented with great opportunities not only as a student, but also after graduation. The best part about studying law at UEA is the fact that while we are being prepared to be global competitors, we are also taught to work together as allies, which is a rare concept when you’re studying such a competitive degree.
In my first year I lived in the INTO Centre. Living on campus was great, especially as a first year student who had never been in the UK before. INTO is full of other International students from all different parts of the world and this made adjusting to the UK life fairly easy. We were taken on tours of the city and of the country. Our classes were close to our residence so the people at INTO made sure we got involved in as many activities as possible. They encouraged cultural integration. Our differences were embraced and I made most of the friends I have today at INTO and the rest I met playing hockey. I would strongly advise people to stay on campus for their first year, it is worth it.
Having lived on campus for a year, living off of campus was fine. The main difference is that you are more exposed to Norwich life. Naturally a peaceful city, Norwich does get festive and actually has a lot to offer. The people are friendly and neighbours are polite and understanding. Rent depends on the house you stay in but life in Norwich is not as expensive as other cities. Buses run regularly so you never have to worry about how you are going to get to school and there are 3 different buses that leave you on campus. Norwich is a beautiful place, with picturesque scenery which is complimented by UEA's Lake. I cannot imagine a more beautiful place to live and learn.
If you have any questions about studying at UEA, please contact me via the Facebook link above or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 British 'A' levels obtained in Zimbabwe and the Cambridge Higher School Certificate (HSC), are considered for direct admission on to Bachelor degree programmes.
Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum 32 - 35 points will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree programmes.
Holders of National Diplomas will be considered for direct entry to Bachelor degree programmes. For details of possible exemptions see overleaf.
Holders of a good Bachelor degree will be considered for entry to postgraduate study.
For a full list of acceptable English qualifications, including grade requirements for O Level English, 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
Postgraduate Taught and Research - English Language Requirements
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.
I'm Winnifred Rose, a Pharmacy Masters student studying at UEA. I am currently in my fourth and last year of my degree. I initially chose to study at UEA in 2010 because I was looking for a course that would include the chemistry content I was studying during A Levels and I was also fond of the biological Sciences. Pharmacy at UEA incorporated all these sciences. I chose UEA because the pharmacy department was highly rated in the Times university ratings and UEA is well known for its academic excellence and student satisfaction.
My past three years at UEA have been very productive and enabled me to develop as an individual. I have learned so many skills both academically and living independently. The pharmacy course includes work placements in community, hospital and industry allowing me to apply communication skills and theoretical knowledge I have learned. The course is well structured with lectures, laboratory work, work placements, dispensary sessions, inter-professional learning and problem based learning being introduced from the first year. I have used the Dean of Student's office in the past for maths help and this provides enhanced learning tutorials to students in order to improve their academic performance. The library is very convenient as it is open 24 hours a day and runs academic skill workshops such as academics writing skills which I find very helpful. At UEA there is always someone to help you in your difficulties. I lived in student residences from my first year on campus and there is a resident tutor always on call for support.
Apart from my pharmacy course my social life at UEA is very exciting. I have made many friends on campus in the various societies such as the Art society and many international friends from the residences. I have attended events such as the International Student Party. The city is pleasant with a relaxed atmosphere. Norfolk is one of the beautiful counties in the UK with visits to the broads and seaside within driving distance. I recommend visiting historical and beautiful places close to the campus.
I highly recommend UEA as a place to study and grow as an individual.
Contact our Southern African Student Ambassador.
I am Tinashe Gabriel Chiweshe but am known here as Tinashe or just T. I started my UEA experience in September 2012 studying BSc Actuarial Science and blessed to graduate in July 2015 with a first class honors. I chose to study Actuarial Science at UEA because upon graduation I gained exemptions from the actuarial profession meaning it will take me a shorter time to become a qualified actuary if I chose that career path. And of course, I could not say no to that scholarship!
However, after being offered a 50% scholarship I decided to continue at UEA doing a Masters in Enterprise and business Creation. I chose to do this masters as a pathway to me starting my own business in the UK. The teaching team is very supportive. The fact that I decided to stay at UEA after 3 years here says a lot about what UEA and Norwich are like.
I was born and brought up in Zimbabwe and even though there was a huge culture difference when I first arrived, there was enough support to help me settle in quickly and comfortably. The city of Norwich is calm, clean and most importantly safe. During my 3 years at UEA I have enjoyed both the academic and non-academic side of my time here. Being involved in several societies allows me to take a break from studies and meet new people and make new friends. In these I get to develop a vast array of skills which sets me apart from the crowd. On campus is the Sports park which is the biggest university indoor sports centre in Britain with international standards, which also includes an Olympic size pool among other facilities. So for a football lover like myself I go there every week to play with my course mates on the state of the art football pitches. I also take part in regular gymnastics sessions. The campus itself is huge with a nice lake which has BBQ stands next to it and acres of green space. When I lived on campus it was definitely an added bonus which allowed me to wake up 20 minutes before my lectures after a busy night in the 24hr library.
The city centre gives you a historical feel through the Norwich Castle among many other amazing features and a modern touch through great shopping malls perfect to dent the bank. Not to forget to mention, the range and quality of restaurants is amazing. I have made friends on my course, in residences and in societies and can testify I have never felt at home away from home the way it feels at UEA. Choosing to study at UEA was one of the best choices I have ever made and I would encourage anyone to choose UEA because I have never looked back.
Contact our Southern African Student Ambassador.