Student parking on campus Student parking on campus

Parking at the university is in high demand and we encourage our students to look at alternative travel options such as public transport or cycling. Students who wish to drive to the university are advised to use Costessey Park & Ride Services which are free of charge for anyone travelling to the UEA.

Undergraduates and postgraduate taught students are not issued with parking permits.

Eligibility Eligibility

Postgraduate research students and Blue Badge holders may apply for a parking permit (charges apply - see below). Also, students who reside on campus who require a vehicle to attend placements as part of their course may be provided with a permit to park for the duration of the placement, plus 10 days either side (charges apply). 

Motorcycles are allowed to park free of charge, but must not be parked in vehicle parking bays.

Those who do not qualify to the above criteria, please see Student Permit Appeals section below. 

How to apply

We aim to process applications within 3 working days however please allow 10 days during peak times (start of Autumn semester).


Parking charges for student permit holders

Parking for permit holders at the university is subject to a daily charge*.

Current and future charges:


Approximate FT Salary

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*Charges are in place every day with the exception of Saturdays, Sundays, concessionary days, Bank & Public Holidays. Please note parking for 4 hours or less attracts a 50% discount.

Going forward the University is exploring as a priority the option to charge by the hour, with the full day capped at the equivalent of 7 hours.  This option would only be available in barrier controlled car parks and is dependent on the use of an improved technical system which is under development.

Replacement permits

Lost / Stolen Permits

Lost or stolen permits will be replaced upon payment of a fee of £10.00

Change of Vehicle
If you replace your vehicle a new permit is free of charge as long as you return your existing permit (£10 admin fee is charged otherwise). Please complete a permit change of details form to let us know about changes to your vehicle. 

Student permit appeals Student permit appeals

Where a student is able to demonstrate exceptional and extenuating welfare circumstances the Student Parking Appeals Panel may grant permission to park (charges apply). To make an appeal please complete a Student Parking Appeals Panel Form

Return completed forms to Student Parking Appeals Panel, Travel & Transport Team, The Lodge, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ. Please note that if the form is not completed correctly and/or supporting evidence is missing the Panel cannot consider your submission.

Please note: permits provided following appeal are usually only valid for 12 months from the date of issue and a further appeal will be required to extend the expiry date of the permit.

Need help? Need help?

Travel and Transport team

  • Telephone: 01603 592353 (Transport Administrator) or for urgent matters out of hours contact Security 01603 592352

  • Email:

  • Location: The Lodge