Information for students from the Philipines

We are delighted you are considering joining UCA to study! Here, you will be able to set your creativity free, learn a wealth of transferable skills, get unique industry insight and be prepared for a successful career in the creative industries.

This page should give you all the information you need to know about applying to UCA from your country, and more about life at UCA too.

And, if you have any questions, see the Get In Touch section to call or email your country’s specialist contact.

Entry requirements

If you do not have UK qualifications, we will consider equivalent qualifications from Philippines for entry onto our Foundation, Bachelor’s and Master’s courses.

Each application we receive is considered individually and therefore these qualifications are provided as a guide.

Please also check the entry requirements on the specific course you are interested in to check for course-specific requirements.

If you are not sure if you have the necessary qualifications please contact internationaladmissions@uca.ac.uk.


For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

  • Associates Degree from a recognised Philippine university with B, GPA 2.0/5.0(1 is the highest mark) or GPA 3.0/4.0
  • A transcript showing successful completion of two years of Bachelor's degree from a recognised Philippine university with B, GPA 2.0/5.0(1 is the highest mark), or GPA 3.0/4.0

For our International Foundation in Creative Practices and our Integrated International Foundation courses, we usually require that you have a Philippine High School Diploma with 80% or better.

For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have one of the following:

  • Successful completion of your Bachelor's degree from a Centre of Excellence or prestigious university 
  • Successful completion of your Master's degree from a recognised university

Scholarships & bursaries

UCA offers a number of fee discounts, also known as scholarships, specific to students from overseas.

These discounts are available to new international students and international alumni, who have graduated within the last three years. 

To find out more about what is available, whether you are eligible, and how to apply, visit our scholarships page.

Overseas representatives

UCA works with a number of overseas representatives who can help you make an application to UCA:

Intake Manila

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Get in touch

Our dedicated team is here to help!

If you have any questions please contact one of the team members listed below:

Shirly Khaw

  • Local Representative: South East Asia
  • Email: shirly.khaw.e1@uca.ac.uk
  • Mobile: +60 (0)1116 280 858
  • Wechat/WhatsApp/Line: +60 (0)1116 280 858
  • Skype: shirly.k