As one of the largest specialist creative arts universities in Europe, we offer a truly global perspective in creative education, with 17 per cent of our students coming to study with us from overseas. We have a diverse international community that welcomes students from 91 nations from all over the world.
We have a global reputation for being amongst the largest specialist creative arts educators in Europe. Discover why international students get ahead in the creative industries with a qualification from UCA.
If you are applying for a pre-degree or postgraduate course, you should apply directly to us using UCA’s online application form for your chosen course. If you are applying for postgraduate research you should apply directly to us using the research proposal form.
If you are applying for a full-time undergraduate course, you can either apply to us directly or through UCAS. If you are only applying to UCA we would recommend that you apply direct to us. If you are applying to more than one university in the UK, please apply through UCAS. You can find out more about our courses by taking a look at our Study at UCA page.
For more information about studying at UCA as an international student you can also take a look at our International study page.
We will consider equivalent qualifications from your home country for entry onto our Foundation, Bachelor’s and Master’s courses. Please see below for details of the accepted qualifications (including English language qualifications) for each level of course. Each application we receive is considered individually and therefore these qualifications are provided as a guide.
For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:
For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:
For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:
English Language requirements:
As well as academic qualifications, some of our courses require a portfolio of work or audition piece. You can find out more about specific requirements on the entry requirements section of each individual course page; take a look at our courses page to see all available courses. If you are not sure if you have the necessary qualifications for the course you wish to take, please get in touch with our Admissions team with scanned copies of your qualifications – they will be able to advise you further.
We are currently reviewing our representative partnerships in Bangladesh. For in country contacts, please see the British Council.
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If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you can find a range of useful information on our Visas & immigration page, including guidance on how to apply, the documents you will need to provide and the costs.
Our International Pre-departure guide gives you all the information that you might need for studying in the UK, from the moment you are offered a place, to your first few weeks at UCA.
We run and attend events across the UK and all over the world - come and meet us, and discover the creative opportunities that UCA can offer you. Follow the link for full listings.
Internationally connected: UCA is one of the most internationally accessible creative arts institutions in the UK with fast connections to London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports as well as international rail and ferry services.
With excellent access to international airports, rail and ferry terminals - UCA has received students from over 100 countries across the world. We have a global network of agents attending exhibition events in major international cities.
UCA is on hand to help you with all your accommodation needs as you start your course.
All you need to know for undergraduate and pre-degree entry.
Download our publications, including our 2018 Pre-degree, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Business Prospectus.