Location: Norwich, England, Europe

Program Type: UMSL Exchange Program

Languauge of Instruction: English

UMSL Term Abroad: Academic Year, Fall, Spring

Approximate Dates Abroad:
Academic Year: mid-September - mid- June
Fall: mid-September to mid-December 
Spring: mid-January to mid-June with a one month break in March or April

Application Deadline: We encourage applicants to this program to apply by the priority deadline - your chances of admission are increased by doing so.

  • Fall/Academic Year: February 16 (priority), March 16 (final)
  • Spring: September 23 (final)

UMSL Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements. Applicants to this program must have a 3.0 GPA.

Read about UMSL Student Experiences:

Haley's Semester at UEA

Subjects Available:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Biology
  • Business - Accounting
  • Business - Business Administration
  • Business - Finance
  • Business - Information Systems
  • Business - Information Systems
  • Business - International Business
  • Business - Logistics & Operations Management
  • Business - Management
  • Business - Marketing
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Relations
  • Languages - French
  • Languages - Japanese
  • Languages - Spanish
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Modern European Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law or Law
  • Psychology
  • Theatre


The University: The University of East Anglia (UEA), located in Norwich was founded in 1963. With about 13,000 students in 23 schools of study (departments), UEA is one of the top schools in the U.K. Located in 362 acres of rolling parkland but just two miles from the centre of the cathedral city of Norwich. UEA is ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world and is consistently in the top ten for student satisfaction. It is 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. Sporting facilities on campus include the University Sportspark which houses an Olympic sized swimming pool and regularly hosts international sporting events. UEA also has the world famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and hosts an International Literary Festival.

Academics: The University of East Anglia is a comprehensive university with the possibility of courses in many subject areas. Almost every major at UMSL is represented in the curriculum. Exchange students are fully integrated into the university: you will be attending class and living with Brits and students from throughout the world.

Housing: UEA guarantees single accommodation in residences to single international students on semester or year study abroad programs. Each residence contains a number of fully-furnished, centrally-heated, single room or shared rooms grouped around a shared kitchen. Kitchens are equipped with fridge, freezer and oven or microwave; residents provide their own cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. Students also provide their own bed linen. Norfolk and Suffolk terrace have shared rooms at a discounted rate.

Room types
There are three different types of accommodation available at UEA
Type 1 Standard bedroom in Norfolk Terrace, Suffolk Terrace, Waveney Terrace, Orwell/Wolfson Close. These rooms share a communal kitchen/common room and also bathroom facilities.

Type 2 En-suite single study bedrooms in Nelson Court or Constable Terrace. These rooms have their own shower, washbasin and lavatory and share a kitchen/common room.

Type 3 En-suite single study bedrooms in University Village. University Village is made up of 17 blocks of flats about 8 minutes walk away from the centre of campus. Flats have 6 or 8 single en-suite study bedrooms with a shared kitchen/common room.

Activities and Programs: Exchange students may participate in the student groups and organizations. Additionally, the Sportspark at the University of East Anglia has some of the best University sporting facilities in the country. As a student you will be entitled to reduced activity prices when you show your valid and registered campus card.


Location: Norwich is a medieval city dating back to Saxon times. By 1066 it was one of the largest towns in England. The city's past is felt in the cobble stone streets, cathedrals and ancient buildings. With a population of about 120,000, Norwich is also an exciting city, packed with night clubs, restaurants, wine bars, book shops, shopping and museums. The Norfolk Broads, with their miles of sailing and cruising waters, are within easy reach of the city. Cambridge is just over 60 miles away and the train to London takes just under 2 hours. Full of stunning historical architecture, Norwich has Norman Cathedral and a 12th Century Castle, as well as an open-air market, quirky independent shops, restaurants cinemas, galleries, theatres, cafés, bars, pubs and clubs.

Norwich is one of the most vibrant and attractive cities in Europe. It is ranked in the Top 10 shopping cities in the UK and as well as being a hotbed for the arts, culture, music, nightlife, and tourism. It is also reassuring to know, that Norwich is in the county with the lowest crime rate in the whole of England.

International Office Website: http://www.uea.ac.uk/study/study-abroad/incoming

Course Offerings: http://www.uea.ac.uk/study/study-abroad/incoming/study 

Sportspark Website: http://sportspark.co.uk/ 


Cost Estimates for 2013-2014*          

Use the Budget Worksheet to compare the below cost to your personal budget or living on campus at UMSL.
Note: Fall semester is shorter (3 1/2 months) and therefore living expenses will be lower. 

Tuition $3789.60
Books and course materials $75.00
Mandatory HTH insurance $140.00
Accommodations $3600.00
Meals & Personal Expenses $2400.00
Airfare $1300.00
Local Transportation $350.00
Other $1500.00


Course Equivalencies: Each student is responsible for researching what courses are available to take and for obtaining an UMSL equivalent course. The UMSL equivalent course number is the course for which you will receive credit on your UMSL transcript. Finding courses to take while you are abroad requires some time and research. More information is on the course equivalency page.

Upon Acceptance: Students will be required to submit supplemental materials, purchase HTH insurance, and participate in a mandatory orientation. More information will be distributed to all accepted students.

* UMSL tuition fees are based on 12 undergraduate credit hours at the 2013/14 rate - 2014/15 tuition rate TBA April 2014. Non-resident fees may apply. 
* Costs based off a four month semester
* Airline estimate based off of online search.
* Please note that expenses are ESTIMATES. Costs vary depending on the exchange rate, the inflation rate, individual spending habits, and amount of extra travel. The cost estimate above does not include visa expenses, personal expenses, independent travel, which vary widely from student to student.
*Program information is subject to change.
* Estimate for personal expenses





Some text courtesy of UEA.