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

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 enjoy. Designed as a mini-city, the campus is a great place to call home for international students who bring new ideas and new ways of thinking. It’s the people who come together at UEA that makes the environment truly unique.

The campus culture here is forward-thinking, stimulating and fun, recognising that a worklife balance is important for your academic success. You’ll have a student experience to remember for the rest of your life, joining more than 3,500 international students from 100 different countries. This is a place where you have the freedom to find out who you are and how you fit into your new community. This is a place where you can feel like you belong.

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, which is why there’s a wide selection of sports clubs to join, covering everything from athletics, badminton and boxing, to climbing, football, swimming and beyond.

Go further with your studies – discover your dream career

UEA is globally recognised as a high-performing, research-intensive university that excels in its teaching, awarded TEF Gold for teaching quality (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017). Students improve academically throughout their time at UEA, making a bigger difference between their arrival grades and graduation grade than any other UK institution (Guardian University Guide 2019).

Through work experience opportunities and links with industry, you will have the chance to try out careers as you build your professional network. 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. Employability support and initiatives that you could benefit from include:

  • the Enterprise Centre – giving you the opportunity to start your own business with business coaching, funding, mentoring, competitions, grants and skills workshops
  • dedicated careers guidance, networking events, CV writing and interview help at CareerCentral while you are studying and after you graduate
  • the UEA Award – helping you to stand out from the crowd by developing core skills and attributes for future employment. Developed with employers, you’ll undertake a range of academic, work-related, campus-based and personal activities that will enhance your employability

At UEA, it isn’t just about getting a degree – it’s finding a career you will love.

Thinking without borders – research that makes an impact

UEA is part of the Norwich Research Park – one of Europe’s largest collaborative research sites that is the most cited outside of Cambridge, Oxford and London. Particularly focusing on health, food, development 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. The research conducted here will inform your studies so that you will graduate with an in-depth knowledge of your subject.

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), UEA believes that anything is possible when creative and forward-thinking people get together. The University has developed some ground-breaking research projects to try to solve complex global problems, including:

  • searching in unusual places for new antibiotics (such as fungus-growing ants!)
  • undersea robots that silently monitor our climate and reveal the ocean’s secrets
  • a mobile phone game that can detect people at risk of Alzheimer’s disease