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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.

Information for applicants

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 full-time undergraduate course, you will need to apply through UCAS.

If you are applying for a pre-degree, part-time undergraduate 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. You can find out more about our courses by taking a look at our courses page.

For more information about studying at UCA as an international student you can also take a look at our Study at UCA page.

For information about Brexit you can take a look at our Brexit news 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 Bachelor's and Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

  • German Abitur with an overall grade of 2.2 or above, except for BA Architecture which requires an overall grade of 2.0 or above.

For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

  • Bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades from a recognised German university.





English Language requirements:

  • An English subject grade of 10 or above in your Abitur.


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.


Currently, UCA does not have a representative in Germany. You can make contact with the British Council using the information below, or alternatively you can contact us.

British Council Germany

Email the British Council via their contact form.

If you are an EU or EEA national, you will not need a student visa to come to the UK to study.

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.


All UCA events

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.

Other UCA locations

You also have the opportunity to study some of our courses at two highly unique and specialist locations.

Virtual Tours

Take a look around our campuses and view 360 images of some of our creative studio spaces and workshops.

Take a tour


UCA is on hand to help you with all your accommodation needs as you start your course. 

Get a prospectus

All you need to know for undergraduate and pre-degree entry.

UCA Publications

Download our publications, including our 2018 Pre-degree, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Business Prospectus.

Any questions?

We have a dedicated team of experts ready to answer your questions.

General enquiries:

Phone: +44 (0) 1252 892 883

Admissions enquiries:

Phone: +44 (0) 1252 892 838 

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