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.

How to apply

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.

Entry requirements

We will consider equivalent qualifications from your home country for entry onto our Foundation, Bachelor’s and Master’s courses. 

Additional information

Visas and immigration

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.

Pre-departure guide

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.

Representative agents in Japan

  • View the representative agents

    Our local representatives can assist you with putting together your application, applying for visas and helping you to prepare for your move to the UK.

    You can also take a look at the British Council contacts in Japan below.


    5th floor, Forecast Shinjuku South Bldg.
    4-3-17 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
    Tokyo, 160-0022
    〒160-0022 東京都新宿区新宿4-3-17 FORECAST新宿SOUTH 5階
    Phone: +81 3 5367 3315 
    Website: www.beo.jp

    SI-UK Education Council
    5th Floor, Boulevard Bldg, Jinnan 1-16-3, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0041
    150-0041東京都渋谷区神南1丁目16-3 ブルヴァールビル5F
    Phone: 03-5272-9143
    Email: tokyo@ukeducation.jp
    Website: www.ukeducation.jp


    SI-UK Education Council
    2F Nissei Building East, 2-2-13 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-001
    Phone: +81 6 6147-5681
    Website: www.ukeducation.jp

    3rd floor Inoi Building 2,
    2-9-19 Shibata, Kita-ku,
    Osaka, 530-0012, Japan
    〒530-0012 大阪府大阪市北区芝田2-9-19 イノイ第二ビル3階
    Phone: +81 6 6371 1116
    Website: www.beo.jp

    British Council contacts in Japan

    General phone enquiries (Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 9:30-17:00)
    +81 (0)3 3235 8031

    English Schools (Tue-Fri 9:30-20:30, Sat&Sun 9:30-17:00)
    +81 (0)3 3235 8011

    +81 (0)3 3235 8040

    The British Council in Japan can be found via http://www.britishcouncil.jp/

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
Email: international@uca.ac.uk

Admissions enquiries:

Phone: +44 (0) 1252 892 838