Incoming Opportunities

Incoming opportunities

Would you like to learn and live in the UK for a short time during your studies? If you are doing a creative degree in your home country, you can come here for some of your course and enjoy all the benefits UCA has to offer.

Not only will you be able to learn from our expert academics using our state-of-the-art facilities, but you'll also be able to improve your language skills, learn more about UK culture and arts, and gain incredible life experiences.

So, how does it all work? Read on to find out.


Incoming semester student exchange

UCA would delight in welcoming you to spend a semester studying with us in the UK. We have campuses in Surrey at Farnham and Epsom as well as in Kent at Rochester and Canterbury. Each campus has specialist focuses; your chosen field of study will determine which campus you can attend. Below is a list of our partner institutions please check if your home institution is there if so, we look forward to receiving your nomination. Please liaise with your home exchange coordinator to arrange this.

Incoming exchange FAQs

You should have completed at least the first year of a university degree in a relevant subject area to the course delivered at UCA. To see a list of the courses and units available to exchange students please see our Undergraduate courses.

We can also accept the English language components of selected European qualifications - to see a complete list please click here.

English Language - If English is not your first language, a qualification is required as evidence that you have the necessary level of English language to succeed in your chosen course. We can accept the following qualifications:

IELTS: 6.0 or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component)
Pearson PTE Academic: 54 or above (with a minimum of 51 in each individual component)
TOEFL 72 or above (with at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing)
Cambridge English: Proficiency - pass at grade C or above
Cambridge English: Advanced - pass at grade C or above
International Baccalaureate Higher Level English language at grade 4 or above

Please note that your English language qualification must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your exchange period. We expect you to submit your English language qualification with your application by the deadline given.

BA (Hons) Animation - If you are applying to this course to do the module FANI5003 Short Film you must already be competent in the following software:

for CG films – Maya
for stop-motion films – Dragonframe
for drawn or 2D films - AfterEffects, TV Paint &/or Photoshop

This module does not have any technical workshops attached to it.

Incoming staff

We welcome visiting scholars from overseas institutions to spend up to 12 months with us conducting research, a scholarship or professional practice and greatly value the opportunity to collaborate on research projects and share knowledge and experience.

Visiting scholars can observe our teaching practices and understand how we run our courses. It's an opportunity to develop academic networks with university staff and explore possibilities for further collaborative projects.

If you are interested in applying for a visiting scholar position at the university, you will need to complete our application form – which you can get by emailing us at - send a copy of your CV, two references whom we can contact and details of your proficiency in English (you may be asked to take a UCA English language test).


Self-funded study abroad

Further details coming soon.

In the meantime, if you are interested in this option, please contact us at

Summer School at UCA

UCA is excited to announce that our International Summer School is returning for 2022.

If you would like to know more, please go to:

UCA Summer School 2022