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University of East Anglia 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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University of East Anglia is a public research university located in Norwich, England that offers admissions to undergraduate and graduate courses in 4 schools- Arts & Humanities, Science, Medicine & Health Sciences and Social Sciences. Nearly 16,187 students are enrolled in this highly regarded and rightly one of the best UK universities for international students

The institute has a student population of around 2800 international students. Applications are invited for only the fall semester for both UG and PG courses. The university received nearly 18,000 applications in the last academic year and sent offers of place at an acceptance rate of around 81%, which makes it a lightly selective institute to get into.

Some salient points regarding admissions at University of East Anglia are as given below. 

  • International applicants are required to apply through UCAS for undergraduate courses.
  • The UCAS university code is EANGL E14
  • Applications for graduate courses can be submitted through the university application portal.
  • International applicants will be required to pay GBP 20 for 1 course and GBP 25 for more than 1 course for 2020 entry.
  • INTO courses at UEA are tailor-made for international students and are offered during conditional admissions.
  • Both UG and PG applicants are required to submit a personal statement and appear for an admission interview.

COVID-19 Admission Updates

The institute university is planning to welcome new students on campus in late September. However, in case a student is unable to arrive on- campus then university is offering an extension in arrival till October 26 for some courses. Those students will be able to access the digital resources until they arrive on- campus.


Application PortalOnline portal
Type of UniversityPublic
Application Fee (Undergraduate)Single course: GBP 20 More than one course: GBP 25
Mode of PaymentCredit card/ Debit card
Total Number of Students Enrolled16,187
Academic CalendarSemester- based
Intake SessionsSeptember/ January
Financial AidScholarships/ Loans/ Grants/ Work- study
Work ExperienceRequired for some courses

Admission Deadlines

The institute offers a range of courses for international students, admission deadlines for which are as given below:

2020 entryOctober 15, 2019 (Medicine courses)
January 15, 2020 (for full consideration)
2021 entryOctober 15, 2020 (Medicine courses)
January 15, 2021 (for full consideration)

The university recommends graduate students to submit their applications for September 2020 intake by July 31, 2020.

International Student Admissions

There are several additional requirements for the foreign applicants along with the general requirements which are the same as the applicants belonging to the United Kingdom.

Application Portal:UCAS website

Application Fee: 20 GBP (for one course)/ 25 GBP (for multiple courses and late applications).

Basic Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts
  • References
  • Personal statement
  • English proficiency test scores are required for international applicants who do not have English as their first language.
  • Financial statement and recent bank statement.
  • Copy of passport.
  • There are various specific requirements which differ with course as well like interviews.

English Proficiency Test Score

All the international applicants who do not belong to the United Kingdom or do not belong to any other English speaking nation need to prove their proficiency in English by submitting their IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent score. The university is also accepting other test scores for September 2020 intake. The minimum requirements levels of various acceptable tests for admission to undergraduate courses are given below.

TestMinimum Required Score
PTE Academic50
Cambridge English169

Visa Process for International Students

The visa process for foreign students to obtain a tier 4 general student visa to study in the UK is given below:

  • After being admitted to the university, the international students will be required to apply for a student visa.
  • The student visa required for a full- time course at a university in the UK is known as a Tier 4 student visa. Students will have to get it issued from UK Visas and Immigration.
  • GBP 348 fee is required to be paid by the applicants for obtaining a student visa.
  • Documents required to apply for the Tier 4 student visa:
  • Offer letter from the UEA.
  • Passport.
  • 2 photographs
  • Tuberculosis test
  • Proof of financial support.
  • Academic transcripts
  • Schedule and attend a visa interview at the UK embassy or consulate in your home country.

University Of East Anglia Undergraduate Admissions

Some of the courses offered by University of East Anglia are BA American Studies, BSc Biomedicine, BSc Business Management, BSc Chemistry, BA Drama etc. The basic requirements for all the courses are almost similar. However, there are some specific requirements which differ with course.

Where to Apply: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

Application Fee: Single course: GBP 20

Up to 5 courses: GBP 25

Admission Requirements: The following documents have to be submitted by the applicants at the time of filling up the application form:

  • High school qualification
  • Official Transcripts.
  • Personal statement.
  • Recommendation letters
  • International students are required to prove that they are proficient in English language by submitting their IELTS or any other test scores.
  • Some programs might have several additional requirements also.

University Of East Anglia Graduate Admissions

University of East Anglia offers many graduate degrees. Some of the courses offered by UEA are MSc Energy Engineering, MA in Film, Television and Creative Practise, MA in Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies, LLM, MA in International Development etc. available for international candidates seeking to study in the UK. All courses have specific admission requirements. 

Admission Requirements: Students applying for postgraduate taught programs at UEA must submit the following documents-

  • Transcripts
  • English language certificates for international candidates and wherever required
  • CV
  • SOP or Study Plan Statement (500 words minimum).
  • English language proficiency test scores
  • One academic reference except for Physiotherapy/Creative Writing/Theatre Directing/Occupational Therapy/Literary Translation/: Text and Production and the BSc Midwifery (shortened), which require two references.
  • Research proposal (MRes Social Science Research Methods)
  • Nominated potential supervisor and Dissertation topic(MSc Cognitive/ Neuroscience/ MSc Developmental Psychology and MSc Social Psychology courses)
  • Passport details page and any previous UK visas (if applicable)

The requirements for some of the courses offered by UEA are tabulated below:

RequirementsMaster of Business AdministrationMSc Finance and EconomicsMSc Health EconomicsMSc Energy EngineeringMaster of Law (LLM)
UG DegreeRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
GRE or GMAT-Not requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot required
Work experienceRequiredWill be taken into accountWill be taken into accountWill be considered if field of mathematical and technical expertise is differentRecommended and will be taken into consideration
Additional requirementsInterview-Pre- sessional course in statistics and mathematicsATAS-

The university takes a lot of criteria into consideration before admitting students. The various criteria include previous scores, English language proficiency scores, work experience, personal statement etc. Students are advised to apply at the earliest and they can contact the international admissions office if they have any query. Admission decision appeals can be made through


Ques. Will University of East Anglia conduct on- campus classes in the next semester?

Ans. Yes, University of East Anglia is planning to return to campus for the next semester.

Ques. How can undergraduate international applicants apply to University of East Anglia?

Ans. International applicants can apply to undergraduate courses at University of East Anglia through UCAS.

Ques. What are the requirements for UCAS application at University of East Anglia?

Ans. UCAS application for admission into University of East Anglia requires personal statement, transcripts, references and an application fee.

Ques. Is there any change in English Language requirements for September intake at University of East Anglia?

Ans. Yes, University of East Anglia is also accepting various test scores other than IELTS like TOEFL, DET, PTE, Password etc.

Ques. Till when can international students arrive on campus for the September semester at University of East Anglia?

Ans. The arrival date for international students is extended till October 26 at University of East Anglia.

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