University of East Anglia


The University of East Anglia is located in Norwich, England. Established in 1963 on a 320-acre campus west of the city center, the university has four faculties and 26 schools of study.

Quick Facts

Minimum GPA – 2.85

Eligibility – Good academic and disciplinary standing, Min Age: 18, Open to All Majors, Junior or Senior class standing by the time of departure

Term Options

Fall Semester – mid-September to late January

  • you can arrange to take final exams in December

Spring Semester – late January to mid-June

  • students must miss both winter and spring quarters at UCSC to participate in this session

Academic Year – mid-September to mid-June

Partner Program deadline dates



City & University
Norwich boasts museums spanning ten centuries of history as well as a renovated city center with a pleasant pedestrian area lined with modern businesses and thriving nightlife. Tourist sites, dubbed the Norwich 12, include the historical Norwich Castle, Norwich Cathedral, and City Hall, as well as the newer library and the glass Forum which hosts events from opera to skating.

On-campus housing is almost guaranteed as long as students apply within the deadline. Learn more about accommodations at UEA.

You are responsible for applying for, securing, and paying for accommodations directly to the housing provider. Visit the host university website for actual costs.

Student Support

UEA’s Visiting Team provides a range of services and support for exchange students. Additionally, UEA assists exchange students in successfully integrating into the culture, society, and student life.

Country Information Resources

Students with Disabilities

If you need support services abroad, notify your UCSC Disability Resource Center (DRC) Coordinator

Learn more about accessibility and accommodations at UEA.

Identities Abroad and Away

UC Santa Cruz Global Learning is committed to inclusion and equity in our various program options as well as striving to make everyone’s experiences abroad enriching, positive, and safe.

Learn more on our Identities Abroad and Away webpage.


Host University Courses
As a University of East Anglia exchange student, you will enroll full-time in courses alongside other local and international students for a semester or full academic year. 

Course Search

Review modules at UEA.

Satisfying Requirements
It may be possible to satisfy major, minor, GE, and/or electives on this program.

Learn more about:

Course Load Requirements

You are required to enroll in a full-time course load while abroad as defined by your host institution:

  • All visiting students are required to be enrolled in a full courseload, 120 UK credits per year or 60 UK credits per semester. This is usually equivalent to three modules worth 20 UK credits each per semester.

As a UCSC student, you must also continue to meet UCSC Satisfactory Academic Progress, which requires students to enroll in a minimum of 12 UCSC quarter credits per quarter. At UEA, you are required to ensure you meet this requirement by enrolling in the equivalent of at least at least 12 UCSC quarter credits in the fall semester and at least 24 UCSC quarter credits in the spring semester after conversion (see below).

Credit Conversion

UK credits will be converted to UCSC quarter credits when added to your UC transcript.

  • 10 UK credits = 4 quarter credits at UCSC
  • 15 UK credits = 6 quarter credits at UCSC
  • 20 UK credits = 8 quarter credits at UCSC
  • 30 UK credits = 12 quarter credits at UCSC

Academic Restrictions

Modules are not available to Exchange students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences nor the School of Social Work. Some courses abroad may have enrollment limitations and/or restrictions, such as prerequisites. Review course information provided by the university partner to understand any course limitations and/or restrictions prior to official course enrollment abroad.

If you are unsure about your eligibility to enroll, please contact UCSC Global Learning at before applying to this program.

Academic Differences

Please note that the academic system, such as assignments, exams, course structure, grading system, etc., at your host institution may be different from what you are used to at UCSC. We highly recommend researching the academic system at your host university in advance to best prepare for your experience abroad.

Academic Calendar

We recommend comparing the host university academic calendar to the UCSC academic calendar to see how the academic calendars, holidays and breaks differ.

Last modified: Feb 27, 2024