Applying from a non-EU country

If you aspire to launch a successful career in the creative industries, there is no better foundation than a creative arts education in the UK.

At UCA, you will have the time, space and support to immerse yourself in your chosen subject, find your own style and create the extraordinary. Each of our courses offers a cutting-edge creative environment, packed with the latest equipment and resources.

We pride ourselves on having a diverse community that welcomes applications from any nationality, and are fully committed to providing the very best creative arts education to students from across the world.

Short term pre-degree courses

Study and live at UCA

Making an application

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Confirm and pay

Information for confirming your place and paying your deposit.

Visas and immigration

Find out everything you need to know about gaining your visa to study in the UK.

International Pre-departure guide

This guide is designed to help support you through the application process, planning for your arrival in the UK and your first weeks here.

Airport pick-up service

The airport pick-up service is offered to new International students, where you can be met at either Heathrow or Gatwick airports after your flight, and taken directly to your accommodation.

UCA China

Visit our dedicated China site to find out everything you need to know about your creative future with UCA.

International partner universities