University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia

Mix past and present in Norwich, the most complete medieval city in England. UEA is home to Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's largest concentrations of researchers in the fields of health, environment and plant science.

The Unviersity of East Anglia campus is known for its distinctive architecture, especially the "Ziggarauts", their art collection at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts that includes a Picasso and a Degas, and their state-of-the-art Sportspark. Located in Norwich, UK, you can enjoy the thriving arts, music and literary scene, as well as historic sites such as Norwich Castle, Norman Cathedral, and their world-famous markets.

Key information


Norwich, UK




Fall, Winter, Academic year

Program type


Application information

Application status


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2024-2025 applications

Fall 2024 and Winter 2025
Priority deadline: January 10, 2024


University-specific additional requirements

No university-specific requirements. See the Eligibility section below for more information.

2025-2026 applications

Open November 1, 2024


Student experience

Elm Hill, Norwich

"Explore the tiny towns and villages in surrounding Norfolk … it's like stepping back in time." - former Kinesiology exchange student

East Anglia Info session

Rachel Gover, University of East Anglia

UK Opportunities Info Session

Program details

Areas of Study:

East Anglia is a Preferred Partner for science and offers actuarial science, biological science, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics and natural sciences.
Students can also choose courses from the Faculties of Social Science and Arts & Humanities. These include: Art, art history, media and American studies, communications, creative writing, drama, economics, English, film studies, history, international development, law, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology.

Restricted Courses: Students studying in autumn term only may not take courses with an exam as all exams are written at the end of spring term. Please read the guidance page before making any course selections.

Course Information:

A full course load is 60 UK credits. 12 UK credits = 1 UCalgary half course. A list of modules available to exchange students can be found online
Note: Module codes follow a different numbering system:
Level 4 - first year modules begin with a 4
Level 5 - second year modules begin with a 5
Level 3 - third year modules begin with a 3
Term markers follow the course code: Autumn =A, Spring (Winter) =B, Year-long = Y.

The academic year is divided into semesters. The autumn semester runs from mid-September to mid-December. The spring semester runs from mid-January to early June.


  1. Costs

    Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider. 

    UEA has a table with estimated living costs online.

    Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations etc in your budget planning.

  2. Funding

    Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange? Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.

    Our office administers several awards, including the Global Access Fund (based on a funding-first model where students apply prior to committing to a global learning program) and the Global Learning Award (students apply after being accepted to a global learning program; the amount varies year-to-year as the money is split among chosen recipients). Students may only receive these awards once. Please see the funding page, linked below, for more information. 

On campus accommodation includes shared or single rooms, with or without private bathroom in a number of different configurations. All housing is self catered, though there are restaurants on campus. More details on accommodation options linked here.

This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in any faculty at the University of Calgary, who have completed at least one full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B).

Students apply to UCalgary first, then we nominate accepted students who have met the minimum requirements to our partners. Once you have been nominated to UEA, you will then apply directly to their exchange program. For more details on UEA's application click here.

Students traveling on passports from countries that don't have English as a first language must prove their English proficiency. For more information about UEA's requirements click here.

UEA works hard to promote equity, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing through a variety of networks, programs and policies across campus. 

Students with disabilities can learn about accessibility services online.

The UK has laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination and is a marriage equality country. The Pride Society is a good resource and support for LGBT students.

Have questions?

Global Learning 101

Please watch this short YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment. In these videos, you will learn much of the basics about Global Learning, which may answer your initial questions.

Watch Global Learning 101

Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how this program might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).

After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.

Find your academic advisor

Global Learning Advising

If you have questions, please reach out to our office! We offer drop-in advising for general inquiries, and if you have questions about this specific program or any others, you can book an appointment with the responsible advisor.

Please use the link below to find the most up-to-date information about our current advising options.

View the Global Learning Advising page

The advisor for the program is: Saniya Korhalkar

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular global learning program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Global Learning Advisors will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

If you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Global Learning Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.

Please note: All participants must adhere to COVID-19 and other vaccination-related requirements for the destinations visited on this program. Failure to do so may have consequences such as being denied access to accommodation/housing, program activities, or to the host country itself.