Updated 23 November 2023

This page contains vital information for prospective and new students to UEA.

It includes:

Advice for new applicants and offer holders

You will be able to view your timetable shortly. You will also need to have registered with UEA before you can access your timetable – you’ll receive an email from registration@uea.ac.uk 30 days before the start of your course. Once you have your UEA login details and your timetable has been published, you can log into MyUEA and access your timetable via your personal dashboard.

Your UEA student experience also supports your personal development and wellbeing, ensuring you are well prepared for life beyond graduation.

Alongside teaching and private study, there will be time for you to develop your professional and personal skills. You'll be able to choose from a range of different opportunities, such as becoming a student rep; attending study skills, wellbeing, or careers workshops; doing work experience or volunteering; running a student society or sports club; becoming a peer learning mentor. You can even gain recognition for your skills and achievements through the UEA Award scheme.

UEA(SU) run a wide range of events and activities for students, and you can find the current list of clubs and societies on their website. Check out the programme of clubs, talks, events and animal visits at the Student Information Zone too.

UEA is committed to supporting all students to help them succeed in their studies. We provide a wide range of support, including:

  • Mental health/wellbeing – in combination with the Wellbeing team in Student Services and access to Health Assured, all students have health and wellbeing support 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Finances – students can get help with budgeting, financial support and impartial advice from our experienced Student Life Advisers
  • Residential life – 24/7 support for students in UEA Accommodation from our Residential Life Team
  • Disability – support for all students with a disability (physical, mental or Specific Learning Difficulty), long and short term and acute medical conditions
  • Study support – Our Learning Enhancement Team can help students study more effectively and improve their work
  • International student support – help with settling into life in the UK, visa and immigration advice, and general advice (such as how to open a UK bank account)
  • CareerCentral - your dedicated Student Careers Service and their team of friendly advisors can help you find jobs and work experience
  • The Student Information Zone (SIZ) is your one stop shop for information, advice and guidance about being a student at UEA, SIZ Advisers are here to help you with a wide range of topics including course queries, timetables, submissions, wellbeing, learning, finance payments and much more. SIZ Advisers can also show you how to find the information you need online and support you with making a referral to a specialist service if you need to.

For more information on support available at UEA, please see our Student Support pages.

Yes – it’s important to let us know as soon as possible to ensure that any support needs or other necessary arrangements can be discussed and organised in advance. Please complete this form and a member of Student Services will get in touch in due course.


Please visit our Accommodation pages to find out more about the range of accommodation we offer and how to apply.

The Accommodation Team have also put together a list of questions to help students understand more about living on campus and the application process, please check our FAQs - Accommodation page. 

At UEA, we believe that everyone should have access to a quality education, regardless of their financial circumstances.

You can find funding options, including information on student finance for UK students and fees and scholarships for international students, on our Funding options page. You can also watch a webinar on student finance and scholarships, covering the different types of loan available, how to apply, how the repayment process works and what extra financial support is on offer at UEA.

UEA also offers a bursary scheme to support students in their studies – find out more on our Bursaries page.

As well as job opportunities in the Cafes, Shop and Bar on campus, there is also the Student Worker Scheme.

CareerCentral is your dedicated students careers service and their team of friendly advisors can help you find part-time jobs on campus.

Yes – all students are required to register with a GP during their time at university. We have a GP site on campus, the University Medical Centre, that you can register with.

International applicants and offer holders

You can find more information to support your arrival in our international arrival guide. International students arriving to study at UEA from outside the UK are also encouraged to complete our international student arrivals form

This form will enable us to ensure a smooth transition during your arrival to UEA.

Your course start date will depend on your type and course of study. This will be communicated to you via email. You can also find semester dates here.

International Students are encouraged to arrive on campus in line with 2023-2024 academic semester dates.

Our advised Spring 2024 arrivals dates correspond to arrivals activities and support: 

  • Tuesday 23 January: Arrivals Day

  • Wednesday 24 January – Friday 26 January: International Orientation Activity

Depending on your point of arrival, there are a number of ways to get to UEA. This handy guide will provide some advice. We recommend planning your route in advance of travel. 


We will also be running an airport collection service from London Heathrow on Tuesday 23rd January and Thursday 25th January 2024 departing at 11:30am. To book onto this service, please complete the arrivals form here.

All students travelling to UEA from overseas to are required to complete our International Student Arrival Form .

Completing this form will enable us to assist your transition to UEA and support any additional needs that you may have.

You can do this as soon as you have made your travel arrangements and if your plans change, you can fill out a fresh version of this form. 

All new students need to complete a two-part registration process.

1) Online registration: you will receive an email inviting you to complete an online registration task. This will create your UEA email account and also give you access to the UEA Portal, where you will find lots of helpful information for new starters. These emails will start to be sent out 30 days before your course start date.

2)In-person registration: new students should also register in person at the Student Information Zone, you will receive more information by email a few weeks before you arrive.


Postgraduate Research Courses

Registration for Postgraduate Research degrees will be managed and communicated directly to new PGRs and those arriving following a period of distance learning, by the PGR Service. The Service runs bespoke PGR registration events and PGR Students must attend these. Please do not attend events for Undergraduate or taught Postgraduate students.

There are no health restrictions around travel to the UK, however your local government advice and airline policy may differ. Be sure to familiarise yourself with this guidance in advance of your travel.

All students travelling to UEA from overseas to are required to complete our International Student Arrival Form.

UEA can provide international students with all the information and guidance you will need for your time studying abroad, including how to navigate the visa application process, when to apply and the different types of visa – you can find this all on our Visa Advice page

There is a wide range of support available to international students at UEA.

Student Services have a dedicated team to help support international students, and can help with:

  • Personal/welfare advice – such as settling into life in the UK, or preparing to return home

  • General advice – such as opening a UK bank account or academic procedures, for example

  • Visa and immigration advice – such as applying for/extending a Tier 4 visa, or help with any general visa and immigration enquiries

Find out more about the specific support offered to international students on our International student support page.

Student Services also provide wellbeing and mental health support, study support (including an English Language Support Programme), support with living on and off campus, finances and support for students with disabilities. You’ll also have 24/7 support from Health Assured, a programme which can help you with any personal or professional issues that may be affecting you.

Postgraduate research applicants

Frequently asked questions

The spring start date for Postgraduate Research courses is 1 June 2024

You will be required to register with the PGR Service. Your team will contact you with details of your registration appointment and the mandatory orientation events, academic induction and other training events, at least a week prior to your formal registration.

Please note that your registration appointments may be scheduled in advance of your official start date. If you are travelling from outside the UK, please arrive in the UK ahead of your official start date.

We accept applications all year round.

International applicants need to apply at least four months before the intended start date, and Home applicants at least two months before.

Please see our research with us applicant pages for more details. 

Yes. The University recommends that full-time students live within 50 kilometres / 90 minutes travel time of the University to enable full engagement with their course.

We also expect all postgraduate research students (full-time and part-time) to meet with their supervisory team on a regular basis, normally in person. Additionally, some postgraduate researchers have further residency requirements imposed by their funder or by immigration requirements.

If you have not deferred an offer before, we will normally consider a request to defer until the next PGR entry date, for example from 1 June 2024 to 1 October 2024.

The standard PGR entry dates are 1 February, 1 June and 1 October for most research programmes.

If you have deferred your offer previously and you wish to extend it for a second time then you will need to make a new application and we may need to interview you again.

All deferrals will need permission from the School or Institute before we can approve them. Where this is good reason to do so, we can consider start dates other than the standard entry dates; this needs approval from the Faculty Associate Dean for Postgraduate Research.

The Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) is relevant to international students subject to UK immigration control.

We recommend you apply as soon as possible - currently the turnaround for ATAS certificates is taking up to 8 weeks.

UEA’s postgraduate accommodation guarantee applies to international postgraduate researchers starting a full-time course in September or October, who apply by 31 July and satisfy other conditions.

If you did not apply by this date, please see the accommodation frequently asked questions to see if there are still options available.

The UEA Students’ Union also has a guide to renting private accommodation in Norwich.

You can send your question to pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk. The team will be happy to help.