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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.

How to apply

If you are applying for a full-time undergraduate course, you will need to apply through UCAS.

If you are applying for a pre-degreepart-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 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.

For information about Brexit you can take a look at our Brexit news 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 are a European Union (EU), EEA or Swiss citizen arriving in the UK before 31 December 2020, you currently do not need a student visa to come to the UK to study, and you can apply just the same as a UK student – details of how to apply are on each of our course pages.

If you arrive in the UK before 31 December 2020 and want to stay in the UK, you will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. You have until 30 June 2021 to apply.

If you are an EU, EEA, or Swiss national* and you are arriving in the UK to study on or after January 1, 2021you will require immigration permission and a visa.

*with the exception of Irish nationals living in the UK and Ireland who will continue to access benefits and services under the Common Travel Area arrangement. More detailed information can be found on the UKCISA website.

Details on the very latest advice from government can be found here, while full details on the Immigration Bill, including factsheets, can be found here. 

For the latest information on the impact of Brexit on EU students, please visit our dedicated Brexit Page

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.

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