University of East Anglia
Mix past and present in the most complete medieval city in England, which is home to Norwich research park, one of Europe's largest concentration of researchers in the fields of health, environment and plant science.
Enjoy the thriving arts, music and literary scene, the 12th century Norwich Castle and Norman Cathedral, and the markets and shopping that rank in the top 10 in the UK. The campus is known for its distinctive architecture, especially the Ziggarauts, the art collection (that includes a Picasso and a Degas) at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and their state of the art Sportspark. UEA is home to 14,000 students and is ranked #11 worldwide for development studies and #39 for environmental studies (QS, 2019).
Unique opportunities at UEA shared by past exchange students:
"The university often had many important speakers come through working in different areas around the globe in the field of International Development." - a student with a minor in Development Studies
"There were many different professors in different fields I met, and prestigious professors and researchers (just easier access to them since they could travel easily within the UK). The Norwich Research Park worked closely with UEA, so I had many working researchers deliver lectures." - a Science student
University-specific additional requirements
Additional requirements apply. See the Eligibility section below
Open November 1, 2021
Priority Deadline January 10, 2022
Areas of Study:
East Anglia is a Preferred Partner for science and offers actuarial science, biological science, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics and natural sciences.
Students can also choose courses from the Faculties of Social Science and Arts & Humanities. These include: Art, art history, media and American studies, communications, creative writing, drama, economics, English, film studies, history, international development, law, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology.
Restricted Courses: Students studying in autumn term only may not take courses with an exam as all exams are written at the end of spring term. Please read the guidance page before making any course selections.
A full course load is 60 UK credits. 12 UK credits = 1 UCalgary half course. A list of modules available to exchange students can be found online.
Note: Module codes follow a different numbering system:
Level 4 - first year modules begin with a 4
Level 5 - second year modules begin with a 5
Level 3 - third year modules begin with a 3
Term markers follow the course code: Autumn =A, Spring (Winter) =B, Year-long = Y.
Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider.
UEA has a table with estimated living costs online.
Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations etc in your budget planning.
East Anglia is offering 4 scholarships for the 2020/21 academic year that are worth £500 (approx $850 CAD) each to U Calgary students!
Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange? Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.
Our office administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once. Please see the exchange funding page for more information.
*This program is eligible for Eyes High funding! This is an internally nominated award worth $3000. Eligibility requirements and more can be found on the funding page.
This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in any faculty at the University of Calgary, who have completed at least one full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B).
Students traveling on passports from countries that don't have English as a first language must prove their English proficiency. For more information about UEA's requirements click here.
An academic letter of reference is required for a complete application.
UEA works hard to promote equity, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing through a variety of networks, programs and policies across campus.
Students with disabilities can learn about accessibility services online.
The UK has laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination and is a marriage equality country. The Pride Society is a good resource and support for LGBT students.
Global Learning 101
Please watch this short YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.
Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).
After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.
Study Abroad Advising
If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below. Appointments are currently on zoom.
1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.
How to Apply
Download the application guide
This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.
Identify three programs of interest
We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.
Check requirements and deadlines
These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.
Start your application
Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!
Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.
International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.
For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.
Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.