university-of-east-anglia-sThe University of East Anglia (UEA) was established in 1963. It is located in Norwich, the capital of the East Anglian region of the United Kingdom. The University offers over 300 courses across 4 faculties and 23 Schools of Study. Besides the Traditional Anthropology, Natural Sciences and Social Science courses, the UEA also offers a number of professional courses to train students to master skills in some work related areas, such as: Accounting, International Business, Information Technology and the Computer Industry. The UEA is about 1 hour and 40 minutes from London by train, less than 10 km from Norwich, and also has connecting flights to Amsterdam and other cities around the world.

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) audits the teaching quality of UK universities. 10 out of 16 subjects at the UEA were audited and rated “excellent”.
The diversity of the UEA makes it truly cosmopolitan and with a spirit of incredible innovation. The UEA provides assistance to students in all aspects, from students’ applications to graduation. They also help with such aspects as daily life, finance and academics, and this attracts more students with different backgrounds.

Amongst more than 150 recognised degree-awarding universities in UK, most of the academic programmes of the UEA have always been ranked in the top 20. Some of those are even in the top 10, and there are several courses listed as top in the country. The UEA arranges a learning mentor for each student in order to provide guidance during his or her studies at the UEA.

There are more than 10,000 university students, including over 2,000 postgraduate students. International students account for more than 10% of all students, who are from more than 100 countries.

UEA’s First Class Schools

These include: Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Education, History, Social Work , Mathematics and Media and Culture.

The UEA has several renowned research centres including the Overseas Development Group, and has cooperation with Norwich Research Park, which makes the UEA an important research centre in some scientific areas both domestically and internationally.

UEA’s Accommodation

The UEA is responsible for providing dormitories to undergraduate students, and first year international graduate students. All accommodation is self-catering. The UEA’s dormitories have been received several architectural awards – the dormitories in Constable Terrace are complimented as a “model of university dormitories” by national newspapers.


√ The UEA’s Environmental Science ranked no. 3 by The Times in 2004.
√ The Media profession ranked no.19 by The Guardian in 2010.
√ Film Studies, Development Studies, Law, Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research, Computers, Information Science, Biological Science, Environmental Science and other disciplines have always been rated with full marks or “excellent” by official assessment (other subjects such as Business, Economics, Education, International Relations, Literature, Art History and Health Science have also made very prominent achievements).
√ The UEA gets funding of £11 million for research and development projects from various external sources each year. In addition, they award a certain amount for scholarships to students with academic contributions.

Entry Requirements

  1. Science and Engineering, Business (undergraduate): IELTS 5.5, new TOEFL iBT 75 points.
  2. Arts (undergraduate): IELTS 6.5, new TOEFL iBT 90 points.
  3. Science and Engineering, Business (Master’s): IELTS 6, new TOEFL iBT 80 points.
  4. Arts (Master’s): IELTS 6.5, single section no less than 6, the new TOEFL iBT 100 points.

(※ Overall conditions such as secondary school / university grades, relevant work experience / learning curriculum vitae, etc., will also be considered for the actual admission).
International Student Fund (ISF) Scholarship

The UEA provides more than £500,000 a year to the International Student Fund (ISF). International applicants from non-EU countries will receive half their tuition free during their studies. Outstanding candidates will be considered for a higher amount of scholarship funding. The successful ISF applicants must be admitted and received admission notice as UEA students before 30th April. All students who meet these criteria will be automatically considered for the ISF, no particular criteria are needed to apply. In order to qualify for ISF, students should apply to UEA’s admissions as soon as possible. ISF scholarships will be released to good academic students during their studies (the period is 3 years for a bachelor’s degree or doctoral study for one year of master’s study). The successful ISF winners will be released in June. Students that not been notified are considered unsuccessful.

China Scholarship Council Joint Scholarship

Full amount for the joint scholarship, including full tuition and living expenses for 15 pre-doctoral specialist courses, according to the priority of professional order: Biological Sciences, Medicine, Education and Consultancy, Environmental Science, Health, History, International Relations, Mathematics, Physics and Social Sciences.
Other Scholarships

The UEA has an agreement with the British Council in China to provide joint scholarships to students studying in the following four areas: Development Science, Mathematics, Social Work and Psychology, and Medicine Science

Admission Fees

  • Foundation: Admission in September, £8,050 per year; admission in January, £5,800 per year; admission in May £3,200 per year.
  • Undergraduate: Arts, Social Sciences, £ 8,420 per year; Science, £ 10,920 per year; Laboratory-based disciplines, £16,500 per year.
  • Postgraduate: Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, £8,420 per year; Faculties of Science, £10,920 per year.
  • Accommodation and meals: £6,500 per year.