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Fact Sheet:
Advisor:
Stacy Lutsch, slutsch@umass.edu
Who Can Apply?:
Mass Public Colleges, UMass System
Fields of Study:
Accounting & Information Systems, Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Earth Systems, Economics, English, Environmental Sciences, Film Studies, Finance & Operations Management, Geography, Geology, History, Information Technology, Linguistics, Management, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theater
Host Institution:
University of East Anglia
Language(s) of Instruction:
English
Program Type:
Exchange
Housing:
Residence Hall
In Classes With:
Mostly Host Country Students
Minimum Class Standing:
Junior
Application Includes:
University of East Anglia application
Minimum GPA:
3
Classification of Credits Available:
Full-Time
Program Description:

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For Fall 2018 only! 4 scholarships of $3000 each available to qualified UMass Amherst students. 

The combination of an idyllic setting and a reputation for quality teaching and research makes UEA an ideal place to study.  Built on 320 acres of parkland sloping down to the Broad --an 18-acre expanse of water -- the campus is one of the most innovate in the country, combining natural beauty with striking architecture.  Although the campus has grown considerably since the University was founded in the 16th century, it remains compact, which helps foster a real sense of community.  The heart of the campus is the Square, an outdoor meeting place surrounded by the Students' Union, shops, post office, banks, restaurants, and bars. 

UEA was rated one of the best universities for student experience in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014. Currently 3rd out of all UK universities, UEA has placed in the top six since the survey began.

Our students have voted for us on the strength of our high quality of lectures, our amazing facilities, including sports, and our welcoming social environment on campus. We have invested in the things that matter to our students - IT facilities including a 24 hour Library, a network of Student "hubs" for academic support and our Careers Service at CareerCentral which offers mentoring and encourages student enterprise.

With over 150 clubs and societies, a Students' Union with an excellent reputation for live music and our very own museum and art gallery on campus in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA offers an amazing student experience.

View a photo album of UEA on the UMass EA Facebook page.
 

Location

Norwich, UKThe University of East Anglia is located just one and a half miles outside the town of Norwich.  Overlooked by the towering cathedral and Norman castle, Norwich's cobbled streets open out on to riverside walks, quiet gardens, museums and art galleries.  Many ancient buildings now serve as cinemas, tea rooms and concert halls, and the city is also full of nightclubs, pubs and restaurants.  The region of East Anglia is steeped in tradition and history, with its long coastline, wildlife sanctuaries, beautiful beaches and classical English countryside.  UEA is less than two hours away from London, and 60 miles from Cambridge.  The University organizes regular visits to places of interest, including Stratford-upon Avon, Stonehenge, and Thomas Hardy country.
 

Academics

UEA offers modules in the following disciplines for exchange students:  American Studies; World Art Studies and Museology; Biological Sciences; Business, Accounting, Management, Marketing; Chemical Sciences and Pharmacy; Computing Sciences; Development Studies; Economics; Environmental Sciences; Film and Television Studies; History; Law; Literature, Creative Writing and Drama; Language, Linguistics and Translations Studies; Norwich Business School; Mathematics; Music; Philosophy; Political, Social, and International Studies; Social Work and Psychosocial Studies.  Students usually take three modules per semester, one of which may be from a discipline outside of the major.  Each module is worth 5 UMass credits. Course Catalogue.
 

Living Arrangements

Exchange students are guaranteed housing on campus.  All accommodation in UEA residences is self-catering.  Each residence contains a number of fully-furnished, centrally-heated, single rooms grouped around a shared kitchen.  Some share bathroom facilities, while others have en-suite facilities. Kitchens are equipped with a fridge, freezer and oven or microwave.  Residents provide their own cooking and eating utensils and bed linen. Accommodation at UEA.

Students are automatically members of the Student Union and have access to over 100 societies and sports clubs.  The International Student Society and the Student Union organize regular visits to places of interest, including Stratford-Upon Avon, Stonehenge, Bath, and Thomas Hardy country.



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies 09/19/2018 12/14/2018
NOTE: Arrival: September 19 - 20
Orientation: September 21 - 23
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 ** Varies 01/09/2019 06/14/2019
NOTE: Arrival: January 9
Orientation: January 10 - 13
Easter Break: March 30 - April 28
Exams: May 20 - June 14

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.