UEA deliver lecture to prospective Kenyan students at the British Council in Nairobi

Dr Lucio Esposito
Dr Lucio Esposito (Senior Lect. in International Development at UEA) at the British Council. Photo: Twitter/ke_British

On Tuesday, the University of East Anglia (UEA) delivered a lecture on International Economic Development to prospective students at the British Council in Kenya.

The lecture was led by UEA’s Seniot Lecturer in International Development, Dr Lucio Esposito, who discussed historical and conceptual issues within International Development as well as providing up to date statistics and data from the sector. 

UEA is located in the city of Norwich, and has one of the best campus environments in the United Kingdom, featuring plenty of green areas and everything a student needs, all in one place.

This campus based university has a student population of 16,000 and is home to more than 4000 International and EU students from over 120 countries and has a scholarship opportunities available to Kenyan students.

University of East Anglia in Kenya
Some future UEA students attended the event at the British Council. Photo: Twitter/ke_british

Kenyan Undergraduate Scholarships 2018/19

All applicants from Kenya who apply to a UEA undergraduate course (excluding MBBS Medicine, BSc Physiotherapy and BSc Occupational Therapy) will receive the Kenyan Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship, an automatic scholarship of £2,500 per year. 

Applicants are also encouraged to apply for UEA’s International Excellence Scholarships worth 25% and 50% of successful applicants’ entire tuition fee. Successful applications will replace the Kenyan Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship.

For more information, please contact: j.whaley@uea.ac.uk

Sub-Saharan  Africa  Postgraduate (Taught) Masters  Scholarships  2018 /19

All self-funded Postgraduate (taught) Masters applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa will automatically be awarded a scholarship of between £4000-£6000. The amount of scholarship awarded will be dependent on your academic background.  

  • £4000 (GBP) Scholarship – if you are offered a place on any postgraduate (taught) masters courses at UEA 
  • £5000 (GBP) Scholarship – if you are offered a place on any postgraduate (taught) masters courses at UEA and previously achieved a ‘high’ second class upper undergraduate degree (65-69% in a UK degree or international equivalent)   
  • £6000 (GBP) Scholarship – if you are offered a place on any postgraduate (taught) masters courses at UEA and previously achieved a first class upper undergraduate degree (or international equivalent)

You can read the Terms and Conditions here.

One Kenyan student who has studied at UEA has said the university “surpassed (her) expectations”.

KEN testimonial Lydia
UEA Kenyan student Lydia. Photo: University of East Anglia

Despite having concerns about travelling to the UK, the British weather and making friends, Development Studies student Lydia says she needn’t have worried as “there is a genuine friendly atmosphere that is demonstrated by all the staff members.”

She describes living in the halls of residence on the campus as an “enriching experience” and says she has made friends from different cultures which has been helped by a number of activities organised at the university to ensure there is integration among the students.

Lydia also found the university had many clubs and societies to cater for all interests and found a job through the Advice Centre.

“The beauty of being at UEA is that one is able to dash off to all the excitement of the city, like shopping, exploring the historic Castle, Cathedrals and great variety of pubs and restaurants, and still return to the familiar atmosphere of campus,” she explains.

Leave a Reply