The University of East Anglia (abbreviated as UEA) is a public research university in Norwich, England. Established in 1963 on a 320 acres (130 hectares) campus west of the city centre, the university has four faculties and 26 schools of study.

The university is ranked 13th in the UK by The Times and Sunday Times, 12th by The Complete University Guide and 18th by The Guardian.

Faculties and schools

The university offers over 300 courses in its four faculties, which contain 26 schools of study:

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Art, Media and American Studies
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities
  • Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
  • Politics, Philosophy and Language and Communication Studies

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

  • Norwich Medical School
  • Health Sciences

Faculty of Science

  • Actuarial Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Computing Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Economics
  • Education and Lifelong Learning
  • International Development
  • UEA Law School
  • Norwich Business School
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

English Language Requirements

  • All undergraduate courses require at least a score of IELTS 6.0.
  • Postgraduate courses require at least a score of IELTS 6.5.
  • Please note that some courses require a higher score and international students are advised to check the specific details for the course(s) in which they are interested.
  • Please refer to the university’s website for further information.

Accommodation for International Students

  • All international students have the option to apply for accommodation at the university and in the centre of Norwich. Subject to eligibility criteria, all first year international students new to UEA are usually guaranteed accommodation as a single student in university residences.
  • The university offers a variety of accommodation options and prices to suit different budgets.
  • Around 4,000 student rooms are available, including a small number of two-bedroom units for students with families. All rooms are self-catering, with free Internet access included in the price. All residences on campus are no more than a few minutes’ walk from each other, while residences based in Norwich are within cycling distance.
  • All students are required to sign an accommodation contract for a minimum of 38 weeks; students do not have to move out of their accomodation during vacations.
  • Please refer to the university website for further information.

Living Here

In medieval times Norwich was one of the greatest cities in England, and today is the regional administrative centre and county town of Norfolk.

An ancient walled city, Norwich includes 32 medieval churches, a cathedral and a Norman castle. Norwich is a safe place to live with hundreds of student-friendly pubs, clubs, restaurants, cafes and bars.

  • City Population: 133,000
  • Student Population: 15,000