The University of East Anglia (UAE), located in Norwich, England Is a unique educational center well known for effectiveness in public research. These researches address the fragile environment we live in and ways to maneuver it to make it safer, better and healthier.
The university main campus got established in 1963 on a 130 hectares of land at the south west of the city. The other campuses are affiliated with Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Association of MBAs (AMBA), Aurora (European Universities Network), Eastern Academic Research Consortium (Eastern ARC), European University Association (EUA), Universities UK and Norwich Research Park.
The University of East Anglia (UAE) has obtained so any awards for outstanding and recognizable activities especially in research works, among which includes being named the 10th best university in the world under 50 years and third best in United kingdomin 2012. In April 2013, it got recognized as the best for student experiences by Ties Higher Education Magazine.
For consistency in excellency, the institution got awarded as the 10th in the UK and 21st overall among British mainstream institutions in December 2014 by the Research Excellence Framework (REF). Also, the university was ranked with the top 100 in research excellence by Leiden ranking in 2016.
The prestigious University of East Anglia offers over 200 courses in undergraduate and postgraduates studies under 4 faculties and 26 schools of study for both foreign students and citizens under part time or full time studies. The disciplines are categorized under faculties including arts and humanities, medicine and health sciences, sciences and social sciences.
For undergraduate and postgraduate students willing to apply to The University of East Anglia (UAE), the top most requirements include;
-At least a pass in English language
-Candidates must be off criminal record
-A fitness report
-At least two A’s in A levels
-Valid International passport (For foreign students)
There are over 200 part time and full time based undergraduate courses in the university, to apply for any of the disciplines, applicantsmust qualify for the course desire to study and then log on to the Universities and Colleges Admission Services (UCAS) website- www.ucas.ac.uk, where all applications are done.
Courses offered have the minimum duration of 1.5 years to 4 years depending on the nature of the course.Entries begin every month of September of the year. All Undergraduate courses in the university cost £9,250 except NHS funded courses, though the charge might be affected by the UK government.
The government also help students pay fee by giving tuition fee loan which is paid back after student’s graduation base on agreement.
The school of postgraduate studies have similar faculties just like the undergraduate school, that is, faculties of arts and humanities, social sciences, medicines, health sciences and sciences.
To apply for postgraduate studies, applicants must have a Britishhonors degree or equivalent. Applicants must also have good command of English. For UAE undergraduates who will like to further in their postgraduate study in the same school, a 10% fee reduction is given to such candidate.
Further to this, scholarship of a 20% fee reduction is available to recent graduates from international partner universities or those recommended by international agent partners of the University. Other scholarships from different organizations are also available for UAE final year candidates who are first degree students.
Postgraduate course fees range from £5,000 – £19,000, with a standard fee of £7,150 but fee for part-time courses is halved in most cases.
The university encourages work while studying as it makes part time jobs available for student and also help them search for work placements.Accommodation for students, especially foreign students is guaranteed as there are options of living on or off campusdepending on individual preference. The university residences was ranked best of the top 30 universities in the UK.
For students who will like to stay on campus, it is advisable to resume along with light bags as the school have budget shops to purchase some useful items. On application, the school gives list of things that might not be necessary to carry along.
The school allows gap year where student takes a break away from studies for reasons which must be related to the school administration.
UEA have a wide range of clubs and societies which enable students to make friends and learn from one another especially from students outside their mediate environment. Students are also encouraged to have blogs where they share experiences and make new friends.
To further enhance the chance to get admitted into the university, students must consider UEA as a fir choice rather than as an insurance.
COST OF LIVING AT NORWICH
Considering the human necessities for comfortable everyday living such as foods, transportation and clothing, worth of items are estimated below base on a single person bill. It is good to note that a single person monthly expenses costs 639.75£ without rent based on the estimations below.
|Milk (regular), (1 liter)||0.96 £|
|Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)||0.83 £|
|Rice (white), (1kg)||1.43 £|
|Eggs (12)||1.68 £|
|Water (1.5 liter bottle)||0.78 £|
|Onion (1kg)||0.67 £|
|One-way Ticket (Local Transport)||2.70 £|
|Monthly Pass (Regular Price)||63.00 £|
|Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)||1.60 £|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||1.12 £|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre||580.00 £|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre||475.00 £|
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)||59.14 £|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …)||33.33 £|
|1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)||57.14 £|
|Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment||211.94 £|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)||0.15 £|
|Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||22.60 £|
UAE is a beautiful place to behold, with elegant structures, serene and conducive learning environment. It has well equipped and updated laboratories for practical activities.