Partnership with INTO Partnership with INTO


INTO University Partnerships Limited is a global education partnering organisation head-quartered in Brighton, United Kingdom.

The INTO model was born in 2005 as a result of an idea devised by Andrew Colin and Professor David Eastwood, then UEA Vice-Chancellor.

UEA was seeking to internationalize its campus without ceding control of its brand and academic activities. Having considered a range of ‘outsourcing’ alternatives, the University concluded that nothing was available that would offer them the security, quality and performance they sought.

The solution, they agreed, lay in the formation of a brand new kind of organisation – and INTO was born in order to satisfy this need. In 2006, the University and INTO created a 35-year joint venture partnership to deliver the university’s internationalisation goals by leveraging the strengths of both public and private sectors.

INTO building


INTO UEA was designed specifically to address the needs of international students, provide a first class student experience and prepare them for long-term academic success.

The University requested that INTO fund and develop a new hub for the program and the international students on campus to support the provision of the best student experience. The £38 million combined living and learning centre opened in 2008 and today is a thriving hub for international students on the campus. 


The results of the partnership have been tremendous. Since inception, UEA has grown international undergraduate student enrolments at three times the UK average. More than 3,000 students have completed the program and progressed on to further study at the University, generating an estimated £50m in mission-enabling capital.

Today, INTO UEA is tangible proof of the power of carefully designed public-private partnerships to deliver transformational change in higher education.


INTO UEA offers the following academic pathway programmes:

  • International Foundation
  • Business, Economics, Society and Culture
  • Humanities and Law
  • Mathematics and Acturial Science
  • General Science
  • Pharmacy, Biomedicine and Health
  • Engineering, Physical Sciences and Mathematics
  • International Year One (formerly the International Diploma)
  • Business Management and Economics
  • Psychology
  • International Graduate Diploma
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Social Sciences

INTO UEA also runs a highly successful A-level programme, the Newton A-level Programme, and a range of English language courses.

Further information can be found on the INTO UEA website.


Documents specifically relevant to INTO UEA are listed below: 

INTO UEA have produced a handbook for UEA staff giving an overview of what it does and how it works with the University:

  • INTO UEA staff handbook (Coming soon) 

Further Information can be found on the INTO website

UEA Partnerships Office contact is Gavin Tash.