Botswana

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. 

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Southern African Student Ambassador

My name is Tafadzwa Makwabarara and I am studying MSc. Climate change and International Development. Several factors contributed to my choosing UEA to further my studies apart from its beautiful, picturesque campus. The University has a very good world ranking and it’s renowned for its “world leading and “internationally excellent” researchers and programmes offered. Specific to me would be the School of International Development which was ranked 12th in the QS world rankings in 2017.

This is not hard to believe as this state-of-the-art campus not only boasts of having some of the best technologies and techniques currently being used in teaching today but a three-storey library open to all 24/7 during the semester. UEA is constantly introducing different programmes and activities to engage, stimulate and support its diverse student body. Some of the ways it does this is through offering career and employment guidance and advice at Career Central, academic skills and writing support at Support Centre and a wide range of societies students can join.

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I am currently living on campus, which is amazing. The convenience of having the library, classes, medical centre, LCR and sports-park a walking distance from my halls is great. I feel very safe to move around campus and the city at any time because the security team and police respectively are always on patrol. Norwich is a wonderful city offering a perfect balance of one’s needs; a great shopping experience, pubs and clubs for a good night out and various churches and places of worship. I know I made the right choice coming to UEA and I am looking forward to an amazing year here.

If you have any questions about studying at UEA, please contact me via the Facebook link above or by email: 

s-african.students@uea.ac.uk

Requirements Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Holders of the Cambridge Overseas School Certificate, with a recognised foundation/access qualification, may be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree courses.

Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum 32 - 35 points, or 'A' levels obtained in Botswana, will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree programmes. Details of the required 'A' level subjects for each course and the grades required, can be found in the Undergraduate Prospectus.

Holders of the Higher Certificate (Part 1) of a Bachelor degree will be considered for direct entry to Bachelor degree courses.

Holders of the Higher Certificate (Part 2) of a Bachelor degree may be considered for exemptions for entry to Bachelor degree courses (see overleaf for further details). In exceptional cases strong candidates may be considered, initially, for postgraduate diploma studies.

Holders of a Masters degree will be considered for postgraduate degree study.


English Language Requirements

We accept Botswanan GCSE English, taken within the last ten years, at a minimum level of C as evidence of your English language skills. In cases where the certificate is older than ten years, evidence of use of English in the intervening period either through work or further study at a recognised institution may be taken into consideration.

Alternatively we accept IELTS and PTE. Please check course details for further information.

For a full list of acceptable English qualifications, including grade requirements for 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

Test Score
IELTS 6.0
PTE 55

Postgraduate Taught and Research - English Language Requirements

Test Score
IELTS 6.5
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.


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Visit and Events

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 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. 

See what life is like on our campus and in Norwich and Norfolk.


Scholarships and Finance Scholarships and Finance

Fees and Funding

Fees 2019-20

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.

Funding 2019-20

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 as well as the wider UEA community. 

All applicants to the scholarship will receive a minimum of a £2,000 first year tuition fee discount, whilst a large number of successful applicants will be upgraded to fee discounts 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 Sub-Saharan Africa Award

All Sub-Saharan Africa students applying to a postgraduate course* at UEA will automatically be awarded the UEA Sub-Saharan Africa Award. 

This award is worth:

  • £4,000 - if you meet your offer to study with UEA 
  • £5,000 - if your final undergraduate grade is the equivalent of a high 2:1
  • £6,000 - if your final undergraduate grade is the equivalent of a 1st class

Amounts will be deducted from your tuition fees, in line with terms and conditions.

*courses commencing September 2019 only


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