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 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. 

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Namibia: Tinashe - BSc Actuarial Science

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.

Requirements Requirements

Admissions Requirements

For direct entry to undergraduate programmes

Please refer to each course page for specific A Level and IB requirements.

Other qualifications, gained after 13 years of education, can be considered for direct entry onto Undergraduate courses.


For direct entry to Masters programmes

Those completing an Undergraduate degree will usually be considered for entry onto Masters programmes. For most courses we require equivalent to a UK 2:1.


For direct entry to Research degrees (MPhil, PhD)

Those completing a Masters degree or with substantial research experience in their degree can be considered for Research degrees (MPhil, PhD).


INTO Pathway Programmes

If you are not eligible for direct entry you are encouraged to look at our pathway programmes on campus at INTO UEA:

  • The INTO Foundation is the perfect preparation for progression onto a range of UEA undergraduate degrees
  • International Year One course leads onto the 2nd year of degrees in several subject areas
  • The INTO UEA Graduate Diploma prepares students for several of UEA’s Masters programmes.

Find out more from INTO UEA.

English Language Requirements

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.

The below are guidelines only.  Please be sure to check requirements for your specific course.


Test Score
IELTS* 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in each component
PEARSON ACADEMIC (all components)* 62 overall with minimum of 55 in each component


*We also accept a wide range of other English language qualifications, as listed here

*Those not meeting the above English language requirements are encouraged to consider and English Language programme at INTO UEA in preparation for our 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 Funding Scholarships and Funding

Fees and Funding

Fees 2018-19

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 2018-19

See our International Scholarships pages for details of non-region specific available funding opportunities.

Vice Chancellors International Undergraduate Scholarship

The Vice Chancellors International Undergraduate Excellence Scholarships are designed to reward outstanding international applicants, who have been offered a place to study with UEA.

Scholarships are awarded in amounts of 25% or 50% of your tuition fees and are deducted on a yearly basis from your tuition fees.

For more information see our International Undergraduate Scholarships page

Sub-Saharan Africa Postgraduate (Taught) Masters Scholarships 2018 /19

All self-funded Postgraduate (taught) Masters applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa will automatically be awarded a scholarship of between £4000-£6000. The amount of scholarship awarded will be dependent on your academic background.  

  • £4000 (GBP) Scholarship - if you are offered a place on any postgraduate (taught) masters courses at UEA 
  • £5000 (GBP) Scholarship - if you are offered a place on any postgraduate (taught) masters courses at UEA and previously achieved a ‘high’ second class upper undergraduate degree (65-69% in a UK degree or international equivalent)   
  • £6000 (GBP) Scholarship - if you are offered a place on any postgraduate (taught) masters courses at UEA and previously achieved a first class upper undergraduate degree (or international equivalent)

Read our full Terms and Conditions.