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University of East Anglia

United Kingdom


The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus based, research university situated in the city of Norwich, UK. It is ranked 25th in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2022. It offers outstanding academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students, including more than 3,500 international students from over 100 countries. Located in the city of Norwich, it provides the perfect balance between academic excellence and student experience.

The university boasts a stunning campus, built on 200 hectares of parkland on the outskirts of the historic yet vibrant city of Norwich. Located under 2 hours from London by train, Norwich is often recognised as one of the best places to live in the UK (Times 2019). State-of-the-art facilities include a public art museum known as the Sainsbury Centre, complete with work by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, Francis Bacon and Amedeo Modigliani, to name a few. There is also the campus Sportspark – one of only three university sports centres in the country to be recognised for its excellent facilities in a national award (Quest, 2018), supported by Sport England.

Students have the opportunity to get involved in over 200 clubs and societies run by the Students' Union at UEA. Not only do these allow for students to explore their interests and skills, but there are plenty of chances to meet new people and enhance your career.

International students play a vital part of the life of UEA, and the university offers both a warm welcome and continued student support during and after study. At UEA, students are taught by experts in their subjects at a highly respected university. Students have access to courses, support and facilities tailored to their needs, including the Language Buddy Support Scheme to help students practice their language skills.

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What's new

A top British university

UEA is proud to be internationally recognised for its pioneering ethos and strength in research and teaching. Its community ethos and amazing campus sets the university apart. Wherever students come from, the university nurtures their talent and helps them thrive. Don't just take UEA's word for it though, it is endorsed in many respected league tables such as:

  • UK Top 30 (The Times/Sunday Times 2023, Complete University Guide 2023 and The Guardian 2023)
  • World Top 200 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022)

Investing in the future

UEA believes in investing in the future. As an international research-intensive university, located at the heart of Norwich Research Park, the university is passionate about developing innovative approaches, building new facilities, and supporting new scholarships to achieve excellence in research and education. UEA is committed to campus investment, creating new learning environments, enhancing new learning technologies and helping to shape the leaders of tomorrow. Discover more about applying to UEA from your country.

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World class teaching

World class teaching

At UEA, students won't just learn about what other people have done, thought or said. They will learn by doing things for themselves. That's because UEA believes students learn best by experiencing the challenges of the subject first hand.

Many of UEA's lecturers and teachers are world experts, leading the way in their fields. Such as Dr Michael Wormstone, an expert in cataract research Dr Paul Bernal, a published expert on internet privacy rights Dr Eylem Atakav, who is running the first course in the UK on Women, Islam and Media and Professor Matt Hutchings' work discovering new antibiotics. Importantly, UEA staff are also just as dedicated to students and their studies, as they are to their own research.

This means studies are informed by the latest thinking and most up-to-date research. It also means that as well as gaining a solid grounding in the study area, students will graduate with in-depth knowledge of the aspects of their subject that are still emerging today.

The university also has a partnership with INTO UEA which offers academic preparation courses and English language programmes designed specifically for international students.

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Uni life

Uni life

UEA offers a fantastic university experience. Whether you enjoy relaxing in acres of parkland, dancing to live music, playing sport or exploring its on-campus art gallery, UEA has something for everyone. Exploring the region is easy too, UEA's campus is just two miles from the centre of Norwich and only a short drive or train away from the beautiful Norfolk coast.

Life on Campus

Students will have everything they need on their doorstep. In addition to UEA's award-winning buildings, fantastic facilities and a plethora of societies, students will also have access to a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a 24-hour library, the internationally-acclaimed Sainsbury Centre and the LCR, a vibrant music venue. The campus also has a doctor, a dentist, a pharmacy, a nursery, a launderette, a post office, IT facilities, careers centre, shops, cafes, a multi-faith centre, free Wi-Fi and lots of green space to relax in.

Norwich – a fine city

As one of the safest and most attractive cities in the UK, Norwich is famous for its historic cathedrals, 12th century Norman Castle and well preserved ancient city walls. It has everything you could need - excellent shopping, a great night life and a vibrant music scene. As well as being surrounded by beautiful English countryside, Norwich is just a short drive away from the beautiful Norfolk coast. It has a great reputation for culture too, with Norwich being the first English UNESCO city of literature. It also has many museums and galleries, alongside numerous theatres, cinemas and some great music venues and local festivals. Food lovers can experience a mix of local and international cooking, ranging from Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Lebanese, Indian, Moroccan or Thai, or if students just want to relax over a flat white or a cup of English tea, there are lots of great little independent coffee houses too.

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Scholarships and funding

Scholarships and funding

Every year UEA welcomes hundreds of international students. The university recognises that the decision to do so comes at a financial cost, therefore UEA offers a large number of scholarships and useful information on fees and funding specifically for international students to help cover the cost of studies.

Undergraduate scholarships are designed to reward high achieving applicants who have been offered a place to study with UEA and those who display the requisite potential.

There are also country-specific scholarships available, alongside externally funded scholarships such as Chevening and Marshall Scholarships. These are just some of the postgraduate scholarships available to international students.

Students can find information about IELTS, visa, and entry requirements, accommodation, travel, fees, scholarships and more on the UEA website. The UEA's friendly admissions team can also help with any queries.

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UEA isn't just a great place to study, it's also a great place to live. Located in natural parkland, the campus is a safe, friendly and home to a diverse community of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Find out more about accommodation.

Undergraduate international students are guaranteed campus accommodation for their first year (subject to a few conditions), that means being surrounded by stunning English countryside, just a few minutes' walk from all the campus facilities, with Norwich, one of the UK's best cities, right on the doorstep.

International postgraduate students (subject to a few conditions) are also able to stay in the university accommodation during the first year of their course. The university provides information and advice for students, including those with families, wishing to live off campus too.


  • Award-winning architecture including the Grade II* listed Ziggurats, which has the best views on campus.
  • More than 4,000 fully furnished rooms, all with free Wi-Fi.
  • Accommodation options to suit every budget.
  • Accessible rooms for students who have a range of physical and sensory disabilities.
  • Campus facilities include a range of shops, bars, eateries, the Sportspark, Drama Studio, Library, the Sainsbury Centre and the LCR live music venue.

The campus was designed so that everything you need for living and studying is no more than a few minutes away. The UEA campus has a strong sense of community that enjoys and contributes to a friendly social and cultural scene. The campus hosts live music events, film screenings and other events to help you feel at home.

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Department structure

Department structure

The University of East Anglia consists of four faculties covering a wide range of subjects, providing quality education to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Arts and Humanities

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities played a crucial role in establishing an early reputation for the university. The faculty puts its continued success down to the close bond between research, teaching and innovation. It comprises four schools of study such as Art, Media and American Studies History Literature, Drama and Creative Writing and Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies.

Medicine and Health Sciences

Comprising of the School of Health Sciences and Norwich Medical, the faculty is renowned for training first-rate, workforce ready professionals including in nursing, medicine and a wide range of other healthcare professions. UEA is home to some of the best research academics and is proud to take a leading role in Norwich's international scientific community as part of one of Europe's largest collaborative research sites, Norwich Research Park. With Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital just a short walk away and a number of other local hospitals, students benefit from lots of practical experience.


The Faculty of Science at UEA provides a lively, challenging environment where high quality and innovative teaching and research flourishes. The faculty offers a wide range of courses across subjects from biological science to pharmacy. The Science faculty are an integral partner of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's largest collaborative research sites with over 3,000 scientists, more than 80 science and technology businesses, and a number of world-class institutes.

Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences comprises seven schools that work at the forefront of academic and professional development. These schools have been successful in establishing a strong reputation in each of their respective fields. The faculty offers a wide range of courses, including economics, education, geography, international development, business, psychology and social work.

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