Study abroad at UCA

About Study Abroad

We welcome you to join us at one of our creative communities spread across London and the South East of England for our Study Abroad programme.

At UCA, we have a long history in the business of creativity, nurturing unique communities of artists, designers, architects, writers, animators, filmmakers, illustrators, photographers, actors and more.

We offer cutting-edge equipment, a wealth of resources and inspiring environments to support your learning and fully prepare you for a successful career in the creative industries.

 

 

What can I study?

We offer a range of credit bearing and non-credit bearing models which will give you an experience of studying in the UK.

What levels of study are available?

We welcome applications for study abroad for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

How long can I study at UCA?

You can study with us for either:

  • A full academic year
  • The Autumn Term, or
  • The Spring Term

When can I study at UCA?

You can join us during Year 1 or Year 2 for undergraduate, and anytime for postgraduate.

What can I study?

We teach a diverse portfolio of courses in
different subjects across each campus.

Subjects you could study with us include:

  • Animation, computing and games
  • Architecture and interior design
  • Business
  • Crafts, jewellery and product design
  • Fashion and textiles
  • Film and television
  • Fine art
  • Graphic design and illustration
  • Marketing, promotion and management
  • Media and journalism
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Photography

Find out more about which courses are available for our Study Abroad programme in our Course Catalogue.

You can download our Study Abroad brochure here

Find out if you are eligible and how to make an application

  • Eligibility

    We welcome applications from all students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

    If your university holds an Erasmus+ or international exchange agreement with UCA, please visit our exchange website to see the process to apply to study with us.

  • English language entry requirements

    If English is not your first language, a qualification is required as evidence that you have the necessary level of English language to succeed on your chosen course. See a list of the qualifications we can accept.

    One semester*: IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.0 in each component (or equivalent)

    Two semesters: IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each component (or equivalent)

    *Please note that the requirement of 5.5 is for non-credit bearing Study Abroad. Should you require assessment to enable you to receive credit, you will be required to have IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each component (or equivalent).

  • Academic entry requirements

    In order to study with us for a full year or part of a year you will need to:

    • Demonstrate experience in a relevant subject area to the course delivered at UCA at an appropriate level
    • Present a portfolio (for some courses)
    • Have experience of certain software
  • How do I apply?

    You should make an online application. Go to the course catalogue to find the course you would like to apply for and click on the link underneath the course name.

    You can upload your portfolio using our Portfolio Upload task on our Applicant Portal after you have submitted your application. We will email you with full instructions on how to do this. 

    Please note - we do not accept paper portfolios or portfolios on CDs. You must provide your portfolio electronically. 

  • Application deadlines

    To study at UCA in the Autumn term (starting September 2018): 16th April 2018

    To study at UCA in the Spring term (starting January 2019): 15th October 2018

    Please note - the start and end date of your Study Abroad placement may vary from course to course - exact start and end dates will be confirmed in your offer email if your application is successful.

    If the deadline has passed, please contact studyabroad@uca.ac.uk us to see if we are still accepting applications.

  • How much does it cost?

    International Study Abroad Students (non-EU)

     

    Undergraduate Study Abroad tuition fees – full year

    Course

    Standard fee

    Discounted fee

    BA/BSc (Hons) Degree

    £13,540

    £13,000

    Undergraduate Study Abroad tuition fees – part year

    Course

    Standard fee

    Discounted fee

    BA/BSc (Hons) Degree

    £6,770

    £6,500

    Postgraduate Study Abroad tuition fees – part year

    Course

    Standard fee

    Discounted fee

    MA & MSc courses*

    £6,770

    £6,500

    MA Filmmaking

    £8,000

    £7,680

    MA Luxury Brand Management

    £8,750

    £8,400

    MFA Photography

    £4,500

    £4,320

    MBA courses

    £8,750

    £8,400

    *Standard course fee applies to all MA and MSc courses except MA Filmmaking and MA Luxury Brand Management, see above for details.

    EU Study Abroad Students

     

    EU Undergraduate Study Abroad tuition fees

    Course

    Fee – full year

    Fee – part year

    BA/BSc (Hons) Degree

    £9250

    £4,625

    EU Postgraduate Study Abroad tuition fees

    Course

    Fee – 1 semester

    MA & MSc courses*

    £3,360

    MA Filmmaking

    £4,500

    MA Luxury Brand Management

    £4,625

    MFA Photography

    £2,130

    MBA 

    £4,625

    *Standard course fee applies to all MA and MSc courses except MA Filmmaking and MA Luxury Brand Management, see above for details.

    All fees are correct at the current time, but are subject to amendment as a result of changes in Government policy on tuition fees, entitlement to fee reductions and tax or benefit rules. You should check for the latest information before enrolment.

  • Visas

    If you are a national from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland studying with us for one term/one semester, you will need a short term study visa for your Study Abroad placement, and you should apply for this before you leave your home country. If you are a national from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland studying with us for a full year, you may need a Tier 4 visa.

    The visas pages on the GOV.UK website can help you determine whether you need to obtain a visa before you travel to the UK and we will provide more detailed information about the rules and requirements for student visitor visas or Tier 4 visas if we offer you a Study Abroad placement.

    Please contact us if you have any questions.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Starting a new course can feel a little strange at first, particularly if you’re moving away from home for the first time, but we’ll do everything we can to make you feel right at home. From the moment you arrive here, you’ll be part of a diverse and tight-knit creative community.

    It’s really important that you find the right accommodation for you, so that it suits your needs in every way. Choose from campus halls of residence, privately rented flats and houses or local lodgings.

    Campus halls of residence

    We have halls of residence at each of our campuses – some located on-campus, some close by.

    Our halls are all self-catering, and you’ll have your own study bedroom with a bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, and blinds or curtains. Bring your own personal possessions to make the place feel homely. All bedrooms and shared areas are heated, and each house or flat has a shared kitchen/ dining area. You’ll need to bring your own pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, kitchen utensils, tea towels, towels, sheets, pillows and a duvet (and cover) or blankets.

    All internal shared areas are cleaned once a week, although you’re responsible for cleaning your own room (and en-suite bathroom if you have one). We provide 20mbps internet access in all bedrooms and shared areas – the cost is included in your residence fees.

    Safe & accessible

    We want you and your family to know that you and your belongings are in safe hands in our halls of residence. If you do have an emergency, all our halls have trained Student Wardens on duty overnight and during weekends and holidays.

    We provide basic contents insurance for all residents living in our halls through Endsleigh Insurance – we’ll give you the details of the policy during your online induction. You can pay more for enhanced cover at any time.

    Each campus has a number of bedrooms that are wheelchair accessible and we’ll make reasonable adjustments to modify accommodation to suit particular needs. We operate a no smoking policy in all our residences and buildings.

    How to apply

    We offer rooms to as many international students who want to live in university accommodation as we can. From March 2018, if you’ve firmly accepted an offer from us, you can apply for UCA accommodation through the Applicant Portal. It’s best to apply for accommodation as soon as possible to have the best chance of getting the type of accommodation you’d like. If you’ve been successful in your application, you’ll be able to view and accept your Accommodation Agreement through our online system.

    Find out more about halls of residence and private accommodation, including how much you can expect to pay here

Course catalogue

To find a complete list of the courses and units available to exchange students please go to the course catalogue.

Any other questions?

Please contact us at exchange@uca.ac.uk