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University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a teaching and research institution with a campus located in 320 acres of parkland, two miles from the city centre of Norwich.

The campus has won more than 20 architectural awards, while there is also ongoing multi-million pound investment to enhance research and teaching facilities.

UEA’s motto is “do different” and it is known for its focus on interdisciplinarity across subjects. The university is also known for excelling in national surveys on the quality of student experience.

Fast Facts


  • Norwich, Norfolk,  England

Number of students

  • 16,875

International students

  • 2,280+ from over 100 countries


  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

Notable Alumni:

  • Sir Paul Nurse – British geneticist, former President of the Royal Society and Nobel Laureate in Medicine
  • Kazuo Ishiguro – British author and Nobel Laureate in Literature
  • Michael Houghton – Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
  • Ian McEwan – British Author and Booker Prize winner
  • Hernán Lara Zavala – Mexican author
  • Gino Costa – Peruvian politician
  • Dame Sarah Gilbert – Designer of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • Social Work – 4th in the UK
  • Physiotherapy – 4th in the UK
  • American Studies – 5th in the UK
  • Creative Writing – 8th in the UK
  • Marketing – 8th in the UK
  • Communication & Media Studies – 10th in the UK
  • Development Studies – 12th in the UK


In research, specialisms range from environment and responses to climate change, through to exploring issues of family and child policy, and to investigating competition and regulation.

UEA is a research intensive university and a leading member of Norwich Research Park, a concentration of researchers in environment, health and plant science. UEA ranks 13th in the UK for the quality of its research outputs (Times Higher REF 2021). The research done by the university is embedded in their outstanding teaching and connects their world-leading academics with society, government and industry.

Top 50
World Impact Ranking

Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

Top 20
in the UK for research quality

Times Higher, Research Excellence Framework, 2021

Top 100
in the world for research citations

Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2023


Norwich is a bustling, historical city in East Anglia and lies approximately 100 miles north-east of London.

From the Middle Ages until the Industrial Revolution, Norwich was the largest city in England after London, and one of the most important. It provides the right mix between the bustle of a bigger city and the friendliness of a smaller town. Full of beautiful architecture, history, creativity, energy and culture, Norwich is a great place to live as a student. Norwich is one of only 11 cities in the world that has been awarded the UNESCO City of Literature title.

Scholarships and Funding

The University of East Anglia has various funding and scholarship arrangements in place for international students. Scholarships may be offered by the university itself, some by the British Government, whilst others are country-specific scholarships or study loans, part of an agreement with funding bodies across Latin America. Below is an overview of opportunities available to Latin American students interested in studying at the University of East Anglia.

For further information please do some research directly with these funding bodies, or contact the Inova Education team and we can assist you identifying opportunities available in your country. Note that in most cases you cannot apply for scholarships or study loans until after you have secured a university offer.

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