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Fees, Finance and Scholarships

We are confident that our tuition fees reflect the exceptional academic and student experience for which we are recognised year after year. By investing in a specialist university you benefit from world-class technical and artistic facilities, hands-on workshop instruction from experienced practitioners and studio-based tutorials with accomplished academics. At NUA you see and feel the result of your investment every day.

Your education is also an investment in your future. Studying abroad is one way to stand out from the crowd when you enter the job market. At NUA we want to make sure that our graduates have pertinent intellectual and technical skills. That is why every course regularly liaises with industry professionals to scrutinise course curriculum and ensure it is responsive to the ideas, technology and trends shaping industry.

Pursuing a degree qualification is a big financial commitment for UK and international students alike. For international students there are more things to consider when calculating the cost of your education and personal finances. This will be of particular concern for parents – whether they are contributing financially or not. You’ll be on your own so it’s important you choose a place where you can be happy but also safe, comfortable and afford to enjoy your life as a student in the UK.

While it is crucial that you attend the university you feel is the right fit for you, keep in mind that your experience will be informed by your university’s location and the cost of living in that place. In addition to the fees, think carefully about how much you will pay for accommodation, utilities, transportation and food. As a student studying a creative arts subject in a practice-based environment, the cost of the books and materials you will need is a very important consideration. Although we will be expecting you to be working hard during term-time, you will undoubtedly want to enjoy yourself, so consider the costs of a social life. Don’t forget to take into account any travel plans you have in mind while studying in the UK.

Try to balance what you want from the place you live with these costs. After all, you don’t want the cost of living somewhere to prohibit you from experiencing all the things you moved here to enjoy.

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N170 International Student Scholarships

In 2015 NUA will celebrate its 170th birthday and to mark the occasion and celebrate its growing international community, the University is offering a number of merit-based scholarships specifically for overseas students.

To be eligible applicants must have been offered a place at NUA and accepted that offer by Thursday the 5th of June 2014. When they accept their place, students automatically receive application instructions.

Only those students entering the University as Overseas students for their first year of degree level study in September 2014 are eligible to apply. Home and EU students are not eligible.

  • N170 Vice Chancellor International Scholarship (Undergraduate): £5,000
  • N170 International Scholarship (Undergraduate): £2,000 – two available
  • N170 International Scholarship (Postgraduate): £2,000

International tuition fees 2014/15

The following fees apply to all non-EU citizens, to include students from the EEA.

International Foundation Course £10,500

Undergraduate Courses
£12,000

Postgraduate Courses
£12,500

Students can benefit from a £500 discount from their fees when they pay the full amount in advance

Paying the right fees?

If you believe that you are eligible for home fee status you should check the guidance issued on the UKCISA website. If you find that you meet the appropriate criteria for home fee status please contact registry@nua.ac.uk.

You should resolve this issue as soon as possible as it may impact the deadline for your application.

Prompt payment discount

A £500 discount is available if fees are paid in advance of enrollment. The NUA Finance Office will contact you automatically with information about this discount prior to enrollment.