University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia is a high performing, research intensive UK university. With a vibrant atmosphere on campus which creates a fantastic study and social environment, UEA has a global reputation for excellent teaching.

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At the University of East Anglia (UEA), international students form an integral part of the student body. Since the INTO partnership was established in 2006, UEA has grown international enrollments faster than the UK average. There are now more than 3,500 international students from over 100 countries at the university, making the campus a truly global community.

UEA offers students the opportunity to reach their potential and achieve their academic ambitions. The university is ranked among the top 25 universities in the UK by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 and the world top 200 by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011-2021.

UEA prides itself on the quality of both its teaching and research, having been recognized with a UK top 20 placement for research quality in the Research Excellence Framework 2021. As part of Norwich Research Park, UEA is in an enviable position within one of Europe’s biggest concentrations of research in the fields of environment, health, and plant science.

Norwich is a hidden gem of a city, where history and modernity meet. Ranked as one of the safest cities in the UK and the best places to live by The Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2020, students will discover medieval streets winding past independent and big-brand stores, international food shops, cafes and restaurants, and a bustling student population. With an international airport and direct rail links to London in as little as 1.5 hours, Norwich is the perfect study abroad destination.

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The INTO UEA Center

INTO UEA’s purpose-built, modern, on-campus building provides a stimulating yet secure environment where students can live, study and relax in a truly international setting. At the building’s heart is the academic block, which features a multi-purpose lecture theater, science laboratories, flexible multi-use classrooms, quiet study areas, student support services and a Resource Center.

  • 3,700+ students have progressed to the University of East Anglia from academic programs (excluding English courses) since the INTO partnership began in 2006.
  • There are 132 members of staff at INTO UEA.
  • INTO UEA is a certified center for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • In the 2019-20 academic year, 95% of students passed their Pathway program, 95% of which were eligible to progress.
  • The INTO center has received 98% overall student satisfaction for support and 96% student satisfaction for feeling safe and secure, according to the INTO Annual Student Experience Survey 2021.
  • There were 310 students of 42 different nationalities learning at the INTO center in the 2020-21 academic year.

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INTO UEA’s Pathway programs offer international students over 200 progression options to the University of East Anglia. Course highlights include Development Studies, which is ranked top 10 in the world by QS World University Subject Rankings 2021, Environmental Sciences, which is ranked top 50 in the world by QS World University Subject Rankings 2021, and Economics, which is ranked top 10 in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2021.

INTO UEA Programs:

  • International Foundation: Prepares students for entry on to year 1 of an undergraduate degree at the University of East Anglia. On the program, students will develop relevant subject-specific knowledge and skills, as well as their English language ability. Typically lasts 3-4 terms.
  • International Year One: Equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, the IYO program at INTO UEA allows participants to improve academic and undergraduate research skills alongside their English language abilities. Upon completion, students progress to the second year of their chosen degree at UEA. Typically lasts for 3-4 terms.
  • International Graduate Diploma: Preparation for direct entry to a postgraduate degree at UEA. Participants develop academic and postgraduate research skills, plus English language lessons, over a 1- or 2- semester program.
  • Newton A level Program: A unique opportunity to study A levels related to science, mathematics, and economics on a university campus. Students receive expert tuition, focused attention, and specialist sessions for those aspiring to progress to the world’s top universities in subjects including medicine, engineering, and business. The Newton A Level program typically lasts for 5-6 terms.
  • Academic English: For students who need to increase their IELTS in order to progress to university. This intensive course offers rapid progress of up to one IELTS band per term.
  • Pre-sessional English: For students who are academically qualified and hold an offer from the University of East Anglia but need to improve their English language skills to the level required for their chosen degree.


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Career outcomes

UEA’s dedicated careers portal, CareerCentral has a strong track-record of facilitating work experience opportunities and job-related upskilling specifically for international students.

  • UEA’s CareerCentral holds an annual ‘Working in the UK’ international student event which features UEA alumni speakers, networking opportunities, and professional legal advice regarding working in the UK from specialist lawyers.
  • 17% of UEA Business Start-Up grants go to international students. Over the last 5 years, £120,000 has been granted to international students with around 30 Start-Up visas approved in that time.
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INTO University of East Anglia
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
United Kingdom

T: +44 1603 592977

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Debbie Price

Debbie Price

Center Director, INTO University of East Anglia
Debbie Price

Debbie Price

Center Director, INTO University of East Anglia

Debbie joined INTO in February 2007, first in the Head Office before taking the role as Center Director at INTO University of East Anglia later that year and relocating her family to Norwich.

Debbie began her career in higher education back in 1982, when she joined the Finance Department of the West London Institute of Higher Education, based on the banks of the River Thames on the outskirts of Richmond. Rapid promotion soon saw her leading her own team as Head of Management Information, where she was responsible for systems and statutory returns including the first ever HESA return.

A merger between the WLIHE and Brunel University saw Debbie progress into the University as Deputy Head of Planning. At Brunel she was approached to set up the systems for a new Department responsible for the recruitment and care of international students, a major strategic development for the University at the time, which led to her being the main University liaison with Navitas and introduced her to the pathway sector.

Debbie studied management at Loughborough University.

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