How to apply
The majority of applicants to courses at NUA will be invited to attend an interview. This is the major factor in determining the success of your submission. The interview is an opportunity to assess your work and the suitability of your application. The key focus of your application process is on your portfolio. Some courses may require additional entry requirements or passes in specific subjects.
UK NARIC is the national agency responsible for providing information and advice about how qualifications and skills from overseas compare to the UK's national qualification frameworks. For details on the level of qualifications required to be accepted on a course at NUA visit undergraduate entry requirements or postgraduate entry requirements.
International applicants are not expected to travel to the UK for an interview but can request this if they wish. As an alternative the interview can also take place by telephone, email or post, at the discretion of the Course Leader. As part of the process, students are required to submit a portfolio of work. International students can supply their portfolios in a number of different formats. These include sending digital prints, slides, photographs or CD ROMs of the work, or by directing us to an online portfolio. You will also need to provide examples of your written work.
All lectures, seminars and tutorials are delivered in English, therefore it is important for you to have a good level of English to be able to enjoy and benefit from the course. For BA and MA courses NUA requires IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. For MPhil and PhD courses candidates should be able to demonstrate good spoken and written English and expected to have an IELTS score of 7.0+, with 7.0 in writing, where applicable. Applicants that can demonstrate their fluency without an academic qualification will also be considered. Take the IELTS test from the British Council.
Chat to Professor Richard Berry, Head of International, to find out more about how to apply for a course at NUA. You can reach the International office on:
Tel: +44 (0) 1603 610561