About the University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a unique and diverse community of world-class researchers, highly skilled teachers and intelligent students who will be the world’s next generation of problem-solvers.

Come to UEA to discover who you are and who you want to be. Take advantage of UEA’s support, resources and facilities to explore your passions. Join the thriving international community here to make new connections for life and have a truly unforgettable student experience.

Discover yourself at UEA – feel like you belong

Designed as a mini-city, UEA is a great place to call home for international students who want to change the world. You have plenty of space to study, relax and grow as a human being here – the 320-acre campus contains all the amenities you need to live comfortably. UEA has the perfect balance between a peaceful, serene backdrop for your studies and a vibrant, multicultural hub of activity that always has something exciting to join in on.

You’ll have a student experience to remember for the rest of your life here, joining more than 3,500 international students from 100 different countries. This is an international student sanctuary – a place where you have the freedom to figure out who you are as an individual and how you fit into your new community. This is a place to feel like you belong.

Find your people and explore new passions

UEA’s campus culture is forward-thinking, stimulating and – most importantly – fun. While you’re here to work hard and focus on your studies, every student needs a work-life balance. There are more than 250 clubs and societies to choose from to meet people just like you. Whether you’re into music, films, gaming, eating or anything in between, you’ll find the perfect society to suit your interests. Physical activity is also an integral part of life at UEA because it enhances mental productivity and learning. That’s why there’s a wide selection of sports clubs to join, covering everything from athletics, badminton and boxing, to climbing, football, swimming and beyond.

A busy and varied social calendar will help you unwind between studies. The Students’ Union (SU) operates a variety of on and off-campus facilities, including the LCR and the Waterfront – UEA’s own music venues that host more than 50 music concerts a year.

Get to know Norwich – a favourite student city

Norwich is the UK’s best kept secret. Full of creativity, energy and culture, this lively student city is an amazing place to explore and have some fun. Just two miles from campus, it doesn’t take long to embrace city life. There’s a lot to do here, just like in larger cities, however you’ll also have the security of Norwich being one of the top 10 safest places to be a student (The Telegraph 2017). Home to hundreds of creative businesses, stylish shops, quirky pubs, bars, restaurants and cinemas, this is an amazing place to explore – and if you’re eager to explore the likes of London too, you can get there by train in just two hours.

Go further with your studies – succeed in life

The unique thing about UEA is how nurturing it is – its students improve academically and personally throughout their time here. In fact, the Guardian University Guide 2019 noted that it makes the biggest difference between a student’s arrival grades and graduation grade than any other institution. That means that with the outstanding teaching here and some hard work, you’re destined to succeed. The University’s TEF Gold for teaching quality (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017) is another fantastic accolade that backs this up.

Enhancing your employability at UEA

With a real-world teaching focus that combines critical thinking with creative practice, your teachers advise on real-world policies to keep your learning current and relevant. You will be encouraged to apply what you learn in the classroom to the world around you, often with opportunities to take a placement, internship or start your own business. While you’re studying at UEA, you’ll have access to global, national and local employers that could give you an opportunity to gain valuable experiences and make contacts for the future.

If you have a great business idea, the Enterprise Centre gives you the opportunity to get started with business coaching, funding, mentoring, competitions, grants and skills workshops. The CareerCentral is the place to go if you want dedicated career guidance. Here, you can find CV writing and interview help, networking events and links to industry.

Extensive facilities to support your learning

The facilities at UEA are incredible – you’ll have access to the highest standard of subject-specific equipment to support your studies, a huge 24/7 library filled with thousands of books, and a nationally appreciated art gallery on campus. You’ll have plenty of people around to support you – particularly the Student Support Service who can help with learning difficulties, international student support, mental health issues and disability support. You can even have your own personal adviser who will help you plan your route to graduation.

The University prides itself on the extensive indoor and outdoor sports facilities within its £30 million Sportspark. With an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a 400m athletics track, to name just a few features, the Sportspark is the ideal training ground for Olympians, sporty students and those new to fitness altogether.

Thinking without borders – research that makes an impact

A research-heavy university, UEA believes that anything is possible when creative and forward-thinking people get together. The University has developed some ground-breaking projects to try to solve complex problems, including fighting global social injustice and taking action to rid the oceans of microplastics, in an effort to change the world.

UEA is part of the Norwich Research Park – one Europe’s largest collaborative research sites that is the most cited outside of Cambridge, Oxford and London. Particularly focused on health, food and the environment, this unique park researches everything from plant science, genetics and microbiology, to studying the links between food science, gut biology and human health and disease. Climate change is a global issue, but UEA is at the forefront of the fight to find insights and solutions with the help from scientific engineering, health, social science and economics researchers.

Ranked 10th in the UK for quality of research, with more than 82% of research rated as world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014), current projects include a mobile game to help detect early dementia and bio batteries that use clean energy. All of UEA’s research informs your studies in a style of education that helps you to think unconventionally. You’ll make connections here that you won’t make at any other institution, with radical thinking at the centre of your education.