IFSA: University of East Anglia (As of Spring 2019, IFSA is no longer accepting applications for this program - Consult with the SAGE Office for alternate options outside of London)

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Academic Program

Teaching departments are organized into interdisciplinary schools for study in a broader academic context. The student experience at the University of East Anglia is continually rated as one of the best in the UK.

  • Reviewed by: Bruce Coats
  • Fields of study: American studies, philosophy, politics, economics, math, communication and media studies, art history, biosciences, and drama
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; 4-5 courses in major completed before participation
  • Size of the student body: Just under 10,000 undergraduates, and 3500 graduate students

Living Arrangements

Students typically live in a single room in one of the residential colleges on the university campus. Meals will be purchased at campus pay-as-you-go restaurants or prepared in shared kitchens in the residential areas of the college, Students receive a meal stipend from Scripps.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to mid-December
  • Spring: Late January to mid-June. Students must plan to stay through final exams.


  • Advising Tips: Enrollment in up to three departments is possible. Students typically take three courses (depending on credit for each to equal 3.75 course credits at Scripps.
  • Visa Information: Students on semester programs must obtain a student visitor visa. Year-long students must apply for a Tier 4 student visa. Click here for more information on student visas. Note students on a student visitor visa will not have permission to work, intern or volunteer unless the host university will sponsor you for a Tier 4 student visa. Not all universities will do so.
  • Budget Planning: Outside of the cost of food (covered by the Scripps meal stipend), the cost of living is about 10% lower and easier on the budget in Norwich than in London .
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