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University of East Anglia

Norwich, England   |   Established: 1964   |   Famous for: MBA ・ Chemistry ・ Film Studies

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The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus-based university located in Norwich in the east of England. It has a student population of 15,000, with over 3,500 students from outside the UK. In 2012 the university was named the 10th best university in the world (under 50 years old), and 3rd in the United Kingdom.

UEA is a member of the 1994 Group of research-intensive universities, and has an excellent reputation for Social Sciences and particularly International Development. It is also renowned for Arts and Humanities with particular strengths in History, English Literature, World Art Studies and Museology, Film Studies and Philosophy. The Creative Writing Masters course is recognised around the world, and has produced many famous authors including Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro.

The University of East Anglia was voted the best student venue in the country by the music industry’s Live magazine, with 50 big name bands performing each year. Sporting, cultural and social facilities, including one of the largest sports complexes in the UK and the famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, are also located on campus. Norwich airport has connecting links to many major UK airports, which then takes just 10-15 minutes upon arrival to reach the university campus.

Services for International Students

The International Student Advisory Team provides information, support and advice to all international students and their families throughout their time at the University of East Anglia.

A pre-departure guide issued by the accommodation team provides useful and practical details about obtaining a visa, travel to Norwich and the campus. Two videos are also available to help students prepare for life at the university. During arrival week, the Student Advice Team will organise orientation programmes, hold events and also offer the opportunity to apply for a UK buddy through the UEA Friends scheme in an effort to help settle into university life.

There is a programme of social events and trips throughout the year, and all international students are kept up to date with important news and advice through the International Student email list. The Advisory Team maintains close links with organisations such as the Home Office and the British Council to ensure that the concerns and needs of East Anglia's international student community are well represented.


Around 90% of University of East Anglia research is rated of international or national excellence in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Environmental Sciences, History and Film Studies are all top-rated 5*. Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Pure Mathematics, Law, Social Work, Philosophy and Art History are all rated 5.

All three major rankings place UEA in the top twenty universities in the country, with The Complete University Guide ranking it 20th and The Guardian and The Times ranking it 17th. It is also ranked 174th in the Times Higher Education World rankings. The University of East Anglia was rated first for student satisfaction in 2013 by The Times.


New international students applying within deadlines are guaranteed rooms and a third of the University of East Anglia’s 3,400 rooms are under three years old and most are en-suite. The University of East Anglia offers some of the lowest priced university accommodation in the UK. Accommodation is arranged mainly in ten person houses, each having its own kitchen and dining area.

The University of East Anglia has over 2,000 brand new en-suite rooms on campus, as well as the University Village, located across the road from the main university entrance. Some 600 rooms are available in the nearby Norfolk and Suffolk Terraces. Private rented accommodation in Norfolk is available, as well as homestays with English families living nearby.


The University of East Anglia is a campus university set in over 300 acres of rolling parkland just two miles from the centre of Norwich. The campus and its grounds are open to the public and the site is visited by many thousands each year who enjoy the beauty of the parkland, woods and the Broad (a man-made lake).

The University of East Anglia is easily reached by road, rail and air. It is well served by Norwich International Airport and is less than two hours by train from London. The city is a major regional centre that attracts many thousands of visitors each week to enjoy shopping and social activities. The University of East Anglia is located on the south-west side of the city, just 15 minutes from the centre and is served by regular bus services throughout the day and night. Norwich has the cheapest UK city annual bus pass, half-hourly London trains and regular Norwich–Amsterdam shuttle flights, placing it within easy reach of worldwide destinations.

Famous Alumni

  • Kazuo Ishiguro (Author)
  • Sir Paul Nurse (President of the Royal Society, Nobel Laureate)
  • Ian McEwan (Author)
  • Matt Smith (Actor)

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