University of East Anglia
The University of East Anglia is a campus-based university, built on 320 acres of rolling parkland just two miles from the center of Norwich. Open views across the river to woods, meadows, and fields are available from all parts of University Plain. Though established as a university in the early 1960’s, East Anglia’s campus hosts buildings ranging from the 16th-century Earlham Hall (housing the School of Law) to the modern Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, containing one of the world's leading university art galleries. UEA is also a leading member of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science.
An ideal destination for anyone with an interest in English history, Norwich is home to over thirty medieval churches, two cathedrals, and a Norman castle. Norwich was recently voted the safest UK city and one of the top ten cities for shopping in the UK, with two large shopping centers, major department stores, and Norwich Lanes, a thriving independent area full of boutiques and cafes.
UNC students at East Anglia are fully integrated into the university and have virtually the same range of classes to choose from as British students. UEA is made up of four Faculties, three of which offer subjects available to study abroad students:
- Arts and Humanities
- Social Sciences
Within the three available faculties, there are twenty-three Schools of Study on offer for study abroad students. In particular, UEA may be a good fit for students interested in studying Art History and Environmental Sciences - view the full list of available subjects and restrictions.
The British Education System
The British educational system positions students to be more independent and pro-active in their learning. Rather than multiple assessments throughout the semester, students may be graded only on a final essay and/or exam. Students may find that they are spending less time inside the classroom, but the expectation is that they will spend increased amounts of time engaged in independent study. While this system may prove challenging for U.S. students, many students thrive on the freedom to direct their education and welcome the exposure to a Graduate School-style approach.
Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
- You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
- You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
- These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.
Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
- Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
- The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
- Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
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