International Student Handbook

Download the Welcome to UEA App and then get your International Student Handbook. It has information and resources to help you from the day to arrive to the day you leave.

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Miwa Uno Vlog

Miwa Uno, an International Student at UEA give us some useful tips on living and studying in the UK

A warm welcome awaits you at UEA!

We know there is a lot to think about when travelling to study in a new country and we hope to make your arrival as easy as possible.

Key Dates

Study Abroad Arrival and Registration Days                     9 January 

International Orientation and Welcome Week                   9-11 January

Start of Spring Semester                                                   14 January

The International Students Advisory Team (ISAT)

ISAT is your dedicated team to support you and all international students studying at UEA, to help you overcome any challenges and to make the most of your time in the UK. If you have questions about your visa, arriving to UEA, or about living in Norwich, email them at isat@uea.ac.uk.

You and also get more information by visiting the International Students section of the UEA portal.

UEA Student Services produce a brilliant brochure specially created for international students – packed with everything you need to know. You should download and read from cover to cover today.

  1. Make Sure You Are Ready for Travelling to the UK

    • Get your travel documents and apply for your visa (if required)
    • Prepare any medicine or documents for the doctor in the UK
    • Get your vaccinations - It is strongly recommended that you have had:
      • 2 x MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccinations
      • A single Meningitis C vaccination
      • Meningitis A, C, W & Y vaccinations
    • Arrange your finances and how you will pay and transfer money to the UK
    • Finalise your accommodation and travel

    Your Pre-Departure Guide will help you with visas and immigration, healthcare in the UK, opening a bank account, arriving in the UK, arriving at UEA, staying safe and more.

Study Abroad Arrival & Registration Days 

Location: Thomas Paine Study Centre (TPSC) in the Foyer.

Dates: 9 January

Times: 10.00-16.00 

Once you arrive on campus make your way to the Thomas Paine Study Centre where you will be welcomed and can sort everything that you need to do. You will be able to do the following:

  • Register on your course
  • Collect your BRP card (if you have a Tier 4 visa)
  • Collect UEA accommodation keys (if living in UEA residence) 
  • Get help getting to your room
  • Find out about the International Orientation and Welcome Week

Arriving after 16.00 on the Arrival and Registration Days

If you arrive after 16.00 you will need to go to the Security Lodge, where you can get your UEA residence key. You can then register and collect your BRP card from the Study Abroad Office in the ARTS Hub. They are open Monday - Friday 09.00-17.00.

However, Student Support Reps will be in the Thomas Paine Study Centre until 19.00 to help anyone arriving a bit late to help you to the Security Lodge.

 

Arriving on a Different Day 

A number of courses start different days and you need to check your induction timetable on the School pages for when you need to be at UEA. To register in-person before or after the main arrival dates, please follow the instructions on our Registration pages

If you are living in UEA accommodation then you can collect your key from the Accommodation Office, Monday-Friday from 09.00 - 17.00.

Travel Plans

Need help getting to Norwich? Try our Travel Guide with some detailed information to help you find the best way to get here. Or if you are arriving on the 19 or 20 September, why not take the UEA Meet and Greet Service.

International Orientation and Welcome Week

For all new EU and international students arriving this week, a full programme of information, social opportunities and activities are available to help you get settled. More details will be available throughout summer via the mobile app and on the International Orientation and Welcome Week page.

UEA International Student Handbook Smartphone App

The UEA International Orientation Guide provides the information to help you with a successful start. The app gives you the useful information and resources, a schedule of all the events and activities for you to create your own personal schedule, and a built-in social media to interact with other new students. Start making friends, find your way with interactive maps, and be prepared to land on your feet and feel at home quickly.

Download the guide from the UEA App

Preparing for Studying at University in the UK

Future Learn offers an online course to develop your skills to succeed at university.

UKCISA Study Skills for Success has good information to make the adjustment.

Prepare of Success has interactive activities to prepare you for studying in the UK.

If you didn't find the answers you were looking for on the new students website, just fill in the box below with your enquiry and we will get back to you.

 

Admissions enquiries:
admissions@uea.ac.uk
or telephone +44 (0)1603 591515

 

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