The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a highly ranked, internationally renowned campus university providing top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 16,000 students.
When it comes to your studies, we’d love you to push things and challenge current thinking. We really want you to find your voice, join in with debates and come up with original ideas, because these are the things that set you apart. We use a range of teaching styles to inspire you, including hands-on classes, real-world research and exciting projects. All of our students are assigned an academic advisor they can go to for advice about their course and to find extra help if they need it.
We want you to find a career you love and a future that excites you. Our CareerCentral service helps UEA students to become some of the most employable graduates around, providing support from the first day of study to long past graduation. Our services include a dedicated careers portal, careers advice and guidance, CV writing and interview skills. We offer a range of employer events and work experience opportunities, and we have direct links to businesses.
We know that university life is made up of much more than just your academic studies. At UEA, you’ll have access to a wide range of support through Student Services, where students can discuss any concerns in a confidential, professional and non-judgemental environment.
The UEA campus is located in 320 acres of rolling parkland and just two miles from the vibrant city centre of Norwich. The city was voted one of the best places to live by The Sunday Times in both 2019 and 2020. We think that’s because we celebrate arts, food, music and literature. Plus, every year, the events calendar for Norwich is epic. It’s the perfect place to study because it’s affordable, friendly, accessible and eclectic. We can’t wait to welcome you.
World Top 200 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022)
UK Top 30 (The Times/Sunday Times 2022 and Complete University Guide 2022)
Applying to UEA
You need to apply to UEA online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your academic record along with your personal statement, which is an opportunity for us to find out more about what makes you tick.
You’ll find typical application requirements in the course descriptions on our website, but we welcome applications from students with a range of qualifications. Unless you’ve already got your exam results, offers are likely to be conditional. As long as you get the grades in your conditional offer, and make us your firm choice, you’re guaranteed a place at UEA.
Understanding the fees
The price of going to university is split between course fees and living costs.
Course fees for undergraduate students from the UK are regulated by the UK Government and are currently £9,250 per year (2021). Don’t worry, you won’t need to pay these fees up front: if you’re heading to university for the first time, you can apply for a tuition fee loan, which you only start repaying once you’ve graduated and are earning above a certain amount (£27,295 from April 2021).
Living costs are also going to be part of your everyday life, from rent and food to clothes and travel. To help manage those costs, you can apply for a maintenance loan which, like the fees loan, only needs repaying once you are earning above the repayment threshold. The maintenance loan amount will vary depending on your household income.
Finance shouldn’t be a barrier to you excelling at university. If you’re an aspiring athlete, have a passion for music, excel in your chosen subject or just need some extra support, we have funding options to help you. View our scholarships finder
UEA campus is a place where work and life are perfectly balanced, combining cutting-edge learning spaces for learning and a natural, picturesque habitat.
In the centre of campus, you can open a bank account, grab some essentials, do laundry, get your bike fixed or grab a coffee. Nearby, you can register with a doctor or dentist. The campus is inclusive and accessible for everyone. The multifaith centre welcomes denominations from around the world. There are ample spaces to meet inside and out, to study in peace or in a group, and to get some mental and physical space. And the student services team is based here – on hand to make sure you have everything you need to feel and do well.
The Library is open 24/7, providing access to study space, PCs and printing, as well as more than 800,000 books and journals. Our Digital Library gives you even more, with an online catalogue and eBook and journal access from wherever you are in the world. In our building you can use PCs or wireless to connect to free software and cloud storage, study individually or in groups, and use our study rooms equipped with IT and audiovisual kit. We make sure you have everything you need to make the best use of your study time, with no distractions.
The Sportspark is a multimillion-pound development with an eight-lane swimming pool, state-of-the-art gym, fitness studios, international-standard athletics track, climbing wall, floodlit football pitches, tennis courts and gymnastics centre.
When you join us at UEA, you become part of a community. We are here to help you make friends, find hobbies and pursue your interests. Joining a club or society is a great way to do this and with more than 250 societies and almost 60 sports clubs, there is something for everyone.
Your new home should be somewhere you feel safe, secure and satisfied. You’re probably thinking about location, budget and style. Whatever your parameters, our accommodation options offer something to suit all needs and budgets. Take your pick from on or off campus, modern or historical, country or city. Norwich was ranked as one of the most affordable cities for students NatWest Student Living Index 2020, so you’re going to get good value whatever you decide.
We have twice won the Whatuni Student Choice award for accommodation, and we also have a Green Gown award for sustainability in the built environment. That’s because our most recent buildings have been designed to promote emissions reduction and sustainability.
See where you might like to live with our accommodation finder
It’s natural to have questions and it’s also normal to be excited (or nervous!), especially if this is your first time leaving home. If you have any questions about accommodation choices, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org