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International Welcome

Pursuing your education in the UK will undoubtedly enhance your professional prospects.

This country is world-renowned for its exceptional educational standards and enjoys a long history of producing innovative and industrious graduates. Not only will you gain a qualification with global recognition but a cultural experience that will set your artistic practice apart from other graduates in the creative industries.

Studying in this country will have a personal impact as well. Being an international student is a huge undertaking that requires confidence and self-reliance. Some students will speak exclusively in English for the first time. Others will encounter new and challenging political, social and artistic ideas. Many will use their time in the UK to travel all over Great Britain and Europe. These kinds of life lessons are enriching rewards for students bold enough to study overseas.

Studying at NUA

There is even more to gain by choosing Norwich University of the Arts. The rigour of the University’s arts, design and media courses ensures that students develop a robust and disciplined practice. We encourage students to actively question the boundaries of form and reflect on their work with the energy and seriousness of professionals. We provide them with access to workshop facilities, advanced technology suites and production labs.

Our focus on the competitiveness of graduates in the creative industries sees our courses improved through regular consultations with professionals and our students engage in real projects brought to the University by companies and organisations looking for fresh, new ideas. We facilitate student entries into countless national and international art and design competitions that prepare them for the real world.

By focusing on a limited number of creative disciplines NUA students benefit from a more diverse and sophisticated range of materials, equipment and professional opportunities. The University’s beautiful and affordable location rewards our students with the best student experience possible. NUA is the highest rated specialist arts and design university in the UK in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 National Student Surveys.

The international student experience

The contribution of our international student body is recognised by everyone at NUA. We find overseas students typically apply an exceptional work ethic to their studies and introduce interesting lines of creative inquiry drawn from their unique background. We have made it a priority to expand our recruitment activities into various regions around the globe but on a scale that ensures our students have a truly British experience.

We work very hard to give our students the tools they need to be independent, confident, happy, to get the very most out of their experience and feel a part of their new home in England. We have carefully refined the way that we welcome and support our international students from day one of their student experience and throughout their education at NUA. But this is a flexible approach, ensuring that we’re able to meet the individual needs of our students.

Welcome to NUA

Take a look at this short film about the student experience at NUA.


Beth and Rhian

International Office Team

Meet the International team.

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2016 International scholarships

International students are now able to apply for scholarship assistance for their first year of study.
Find out more about International scholarships at NUA.



I am encouraged to be independent in my studies and am not obliged to follow a particular style.

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How we can help

The International pages are designed to offer practical information and advice for international applicants and prospective student who want to know more about applying to NUA and studying in the UK. With such a variety of applicants we are limited as to how much detail we can provide about the application process. However, we are pleased to work with you to resolve any matter at any stage of the process. Please note where information is addressed to non-EU applicants only.

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