University of East Anglia
University of East Anglia

About the Program

The University of East Anglia is situated on the outskirts of the medieval city of Norwich which is the perfect combination of cosmopolitan and small town atmosphere. With a friendly environment, you’ll have a true sense of community and no shortage of activities as UEA is home to the country’s biggest university sports complex and an active student’s union with over 100 clubs and societies.

You’ll study in a location where medieval mixes with modern. Explore along riverside walkways, gardens and parks, and museums and galleries or catch a show at the Theater Royal. Many of the ancient buildings of Norwich now serve as shops, restaurants, and cinemas.

Areas of studies are great for liberal arts majors.

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Dates and Deadlines


Minimum GPA 3.0

Subject Areas

Best Suited

Biology Ecological and Environmental Studies
Creative Writing Psychology
History Political Science
Marketing Management
Education Economics
Chemistry Film and Media

Other Subjects

Art History Biochemistry
Business Biophysics
Botany Communications
Computer Science Earth Science (Geology)
Ecology Environmental Science
Computer Engineering Electronic Engineering
English Film Studies
French German
International Relations Mathematics
Microbiology Music
Philosophy Sociology
Spanish Social Work

Course Load

3 Classes

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2024:

Welcome Week:  September 16-20

Semester:  September 23 – December 13 (fall-only exchangers, make arrangements to take final exams)

Christmas Break:  December 14, 2024 – January 12, 2025

Spring Semester 2025:

Semester:  January 25 – May 16

Spring Break:  March 29 – April 27

Assessment Period:  May 19 – June 13

Fall Semester 2025:

Welcome Week:  September 15-19

Semester:  September 22 – December 12 (fall-only exchangers, make arrangements to take final exams)

Christmas Break:  December 13, 2025 – January 11, 2026

Spring Semester 2026:

Semester:  January 26 – May 15

Spring Break:  March 21 – April 19

Assessment Period:  May 18 – June 12


For more, visit the Academic Calendar.

Full-Time Enrollment

UMaine students must be registered for 50-60 credits each semester.


Exchange students are required to enroll in a full load of credits. Full-time enrollment is 60 UEA credit units per semester (or 120 credits for an academic year), with most individual modules, or courses, valued at 20 credits, depending on the Faculty of Study. Generally, students enroll in 3 modules per semester. It is not possible to enroll in more than 60 credits in a single semester.

Undergraduate programs at the University of East Anglia are made up of three levels:

UEA Course Level UMaine Course Level
Level 4 100 and 200
Level 5 300
Level 3 or 6 400
Level 7 Graduate courses


Transfer credit:

20 UEA credits = 5 UMaine credits

10 UEA credits = 2.5 UMaine credits


UEA guarantees campus accommodation to all UMaine exchange students. Accommodation in all University residences is self-catering (i.e., no meal plan). Each residence contains several fully-furnished, centrally-heated, single-occupancy rooms grouped around a shared kitchen. Kitchens come equipped with a fridge, freezer and oven or microwave; and residents provide their own cooking utensils, crockery, and cutlery. Students also provide their own linens, or bedding packs can be purchased from the Accommodation Office. Watch the UEA Campus Life video.

Grading Scale

UEA grade UK Grade – Honors Class ECTS grade UMaine grade
70 – 100% First (1) A A
65 – 69% Upper Second (2.1) B A-
60 – 64% Upper Second (2.1) B B+
55 – 59% Lower Second (2.2) C B
50 – 54% Lower Second (2.2) C B-
40 – 49% Third D C
0 – 39% Fail F F


Estimated budget for the Fall semester at the University of East Anglia.

Estimated budget for the Spring semester at the University of East Anglia.

Health Insurance

Students attending UEA for more than six months are eligible for free National Health Service (NHS) care, but students with pre-existing medical conditions may wish to obtain private health insurance, as well as students attending for less than six months. The UEA has a Medical Centre on campus.

Summer Program

*Summer Program 2020*

Undergraduate International Summer School modules:

  • Branding, Advertising, and Digital Marketing
  • Global Media and Communications Law
  • Creative Writing
  • Additional Credit:  Personal and Professional Development

Visit the International Summer School for more information on the summer programs offered at UEA.