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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 pre-degree or postgraduate course, you should apply directly to us using UCA’s online application form for your chosen courseIf 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:

  • Indian HSC/Standard XII with an overall average of 50% or higher (all boards including CBSE and CISCE).


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

  • Indian HSC/Standard XII with an overall average of 60% or higher (all boards including CBSE and CISCE).





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

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


English Language requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with 2:1 or 6.0/10.0 GPA from a recognised Indian university.


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.


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 love to keep in touch with our alumni and hear about what they are up to now. On a recent trip to Delhi we met up with Abhishek Anupam, who studied on our MA Photography at UCA Rochester in 2015. 

Why did you choose UCA?

The photography course at UCA is one of the most highly recognised courses for photography in the UK. The facilities are state-of-the-art, and it is one of the few institutes that offers a darkroom for the analogue processing of photographs as well as a digital lab and an assorted collection of cameras to hire and experiment with. The course structure was just what I was looking for - an introduction not just to photography but contemporary art as well. The teaching staff comprises of accomplished artists and academics who are very friendly to approach and learn from.

What are you doing now?

Since graduating from UCA, I have moved back to India and am currently working as a freelance photographer in Mumbai. I am practicing as a fashion and advertising photographer and have taken up a few commercial projects. India has an up-and-coming photography industry and there are many centres across the country that offer art residencies, collaborations and host art festivals etc. A body of work that I produced during my time at UCA Rochester will be exhibited at Focus Photography Festival 2017. 

How your degree has helped your career?

UCA students are given the liberty to find their own voice and project development strategy. It was my education at UCA that has enabled me to carry out my personal projects and realise the direction in which I want to take my research and project. My practice is not just limited to producing images now; I am looking at ways to expand into installation and moving images, and although I am in the early stages of my career, there is a well-informed decision in my progression – courtesy of UCA.

Why did you choose the UK?

The UK has a terrific art scene, both historic and contemporary. With so many art galleries, museums, cultural and literary events across the country, it is difficult not be inspired. A walk through the streets of London is a chance to be mesmerised by the European history, architecture and art.

See Abhishek's work on his website,

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