UEA welcomes over 3,500 international students and has a thriving international community. Students new to the university will find plenty to see and do, on and off campus.
At UEA there's plenty on campus to help support studies, and lots of clubs and societies to enjoy outside of study time.
Supporting your study
The UEA Library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The six-storey library houses over 850,000 books and support study materials. With books on every floor, the library also has an extensive DVD and music CD collection, audio books, bookable PC stations and study spaces. All this, and a healthy number of printers, scanners and photocopiers, for all your study needs.
Clubs and societies
At our Student Union, you'll find a a huge choice of clubs and societies on offer. As an international student, you'll be well-catered for as the Union includes over 20 country-specific societies, as well as an International Student Society. There are clubs and societies for all sorts of interests: from dance to sports, politics and environmental concerns, as well as school-specific groups, such as the Law, Literature and Maths societies.
Student Support Service - International Student Advisory Team
As well as providing a range of services for new and current students, our Student Support Service is home to the International Student Advisory Team. The team is on-hand to support new students with arrivals and orientation and the team's UEA Friends group provides opportunities for new international students to meet with current international students, who are there to provide advice and guidance and to help you get to know the university.
On campus services and facilities
You'll find many of the facilities and services you need right here on campus. UEA benefits from a range of shops and services, including a Post Office, accommodation office, bank, food shop and paper shop, For students practising faiths, the multi-faith UEA Chaplaincy is a meeting place and community centre on campus, open to all.
For places to eat, there's a selection of restaurants and cafes, where you'll find a variety of snacks, drinks, lunch menus and sandwiches. The Student Union bar is a place where students can relax and socialise in between study, and offers a range a bar snacks and light-bites.
UEA also has an on site general practitioners and dentist. International students are entitled to see the GP for free. There's also a dispensing chemist on site.
The School of Language and Communication Studies offers a wide choice of language courses for students wanting to improve their language skills.
Links to INTO
Our partner study centre INTO runs courses designed to help students prepare for university life. Purpose-built, with study areas, lecture theatres and seminar rooms, plus an expansive library, INTO programmes allow for smooth progression onto UEA degrees.