Global Education

University of East Anglia – International Summer School

About the University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is located in Norwich, England, and ranks among the best universities in the country for student satisfaction. UEA has been recognized for its commitment to ensuring a powerful academic, social, and cultural experience for all who study there. The UEA buildings have won more than 20 architectural awards and the campus can be easily accessed on foot, while also meeting most basic needs on site for students. On campus there is a shop, one of the main high street banks, three launderettes, a bookshop, a pharmacy, a coffee shop, a post office, restaurants, and much more.

Located in the center of the campus, the library can be found and is open and staffed seven days a week, 24 hours a day. There is also a museum on campus that houses outstanding collections of world art and is free for all students who wish to visit.

UEA provides a range of services to help students make the most of their experience while attending there.

Top 3 Reasons to Study Here:

  1. UEA is ranked in the UK top 6 for Student Experience by Times Higher Education and is consistently rated amongst the very best UK universities for student satisfaction by the National Student Survey.
  2. Norwich is a charming city similar in size to Greensboro and offers direct trains to London with only a two-hour commute.
  3. UEA provides top quality academic, social, and cultural facilities.


Quick Facts

Location: Norwich, England, United Kingdom (population: 214,000)

University: University of East Anglia (students: 17,000)

Program Website:

Dates: June 24 – July 21, 2017

Minimum application requirements: 2.5 GPA and sophomore status

Application: Visit for guidance notes and the link to the online application form. Applicants need the following supporting documentation:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Photograph page of passport or ID card.

Applicants will be notified within 2 weeks of online submission at which point further supporting documentation may be requested before UEA can advise the outcome of applications. Successful applicants will be required to electronically accept their offer and make the £200 deposit payment within 2 weeks in order to secure their place on the programme.

Application deadlines: May 1, 2017

Visa information: See the Visa Information: United Kingdom page for detailed information. The University of East Anglia also offers visa information on their website. Note: Year-long Students must pre-apply for a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa and it is highly recommended that single-semester students pre-apply for a Short-Term Student Visa.

Primary Contact Information: Claire Arnup & Maren Albrigsten,


Academic Program

UEA offers a four-week international academic experience with more than 40 contact hours, convened by UEA academics, with in depth class discussions and varied teaching styles. Modules are accredited at 20 UK credits (5 US credits or 10 ECTS credits). There is also an Additional 5 UK Credit option to increase the total credit award to 25 UK credits.

Students can expect the same academic rigour from their summer study experience as they would from a full time degree programme at UEA. Assessment methods vary between International Summer School modules and may be through class tests, fieldwork, presentations, assignments or the production of a practical piece of work.

Full module details including assessment methods and deadlines can be found in the individual module outlines on our webpages.

Modules on offer:

  • Branding, Advertising and Digital Marketing
  • Creative Writing
  • Digital Animation: Creating a 3D Computer Generated Movie
  • Global Media and Communications Law
  • Inequality and Society in the Globalised World
  • Japan Orientation
  • Plague and Disease in the Medieval City
  • Reading Shakespeare’s England
  • Religion and Rebellion: Medieval East Anglia

Review the program website for more information.


Credit Transfer

For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.


Housing & Meals

All International Summer School students will live in contemporary, private en suite accommodations in the centre of campus, sharing a kitchen and communal area with 8 – 12 others from the programme. Accommodation is guaranteed and automatically allocated to students who fully complete the application and registration process. Residential staff will be living in the accommodation to assist with any queries, and students will be provided with 24-hour emergency contact details.

Each private bedroom includes:

  • Free Wi-Fi and data point
  • Single bed
  • Main light and desk light
  • Desk and chair
  • Wardrobe and storage space
  • Bedding; flat sheet, duvet and cover, pillow and cover
  • Towel
  • En suite facilities (shower, toilet, washbasin and mirror)
  • Utilities and regular housekeeping.

All kitchens include:

  • Combination convection microwave oven
  • Toaster and grill
  • Kettle
  • Hob
  • Fridge and freezer facilities
  • Basic cooking equipment with cutlery and crockery
  • Dining area
  • Ironing board

There are several catering options on campus including cafes, restaurants and a grocery store.


Student Experience

Imagine waking up in the beautiful countryside just minutes from a world-class city; Norwich provides students with the best of both worlds. Norwich is a bustling city located between picturesque coastal landscapes and countryside. Always a good place for a night out, the city offers a variety of restaurants, stylish bars, theatres and nightclubs. There are also 2 large shopping centres and a thriving cross-section of eclectic boutiques and independent shops and cafes. There is a great deal of history within the city walls of Norwich, the city boasts over 30 medieval churches, 2 cathedrals and a Norman castle, alongside numerous art galleries and museums.

The UEA campus has a great community feel with shops, cafes, accommodation and teaching rooms all a short walk from each other, surrounded by green space and countryside.

The UEA social programme is designed to help students make the most of their time in England whilst getting to know their fellow course mates. These activities are included within the programme fee and open to everyone, led by a team of student ambassadors. The university also organizes additional social weekenders to London, Cambridge, Stonehenge, Bath and Windsor, as well as a day trip to the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour.

Rail, bus and air links allow students to make the most of their summer study period.

London is less than 2 hours away by direct train which means that Norwich is ideally located to explore the UK and Europe.

The city boasts an international airport with daily connections to and from Amsterdam, making it easy to travel further afield.



2017 Prices:

  • Early application fee: £2,695.00 Applications submitted by 31 March 2017
  • Standard application fee: £2,995.00 Applications submitted by 1 May 2017

Note: HPU applicants are eligible for a 10% discount.

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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