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Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) offers three year undergraduate BA and BSc courses and one year postgraduate MA courses in a range of creative subjects. There are also four year undergraduate degree courses available in select subjects. You can apply for undergraduate courses online via UCAS and in some cases the University will accept direct undergraduate applications.

For MA courses you can apply directly to NUA; please contact the International Office for all direct application forms. NUA will accept applications up to 5 weeks before the start of term. Courses commence in September only.

After completing the application, candidates from China must submit a digital portfolio of creative work and conduct an interview via Skype. Candidates are supplied step by step guidance throughout the process.

Find out more about applying to NUA as an international student.

Entry requirements

Chinese students are required to hold an English language qualification. BA and MA applicants are required to have a minimum UKVI approved IELTS exam score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each section. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable, IB English language syllabus A or B/English Literature (Grade 4).

Undergraduate academic requirements

Year 0 entry

We offer four year degrees in six disciplines: Fine Art, Film, Games, Graphics, Illustration* and Photography*. They have lower academic requirements to the typical three year degrees. If you would like to discuss the entry requirements for Year 0 entry contact the International Office to discuss in more detail.

Year 1 entry

Qualification Requirement
International Baccalaureate 32 points
A levels For BA courses – B, B, B: including art & design
For BSc courses – B, B, B: including a science/technical subject
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Merit
Bachelor Degree An average of 75% or above in the first year

Postgraduate academic requirements

BA (Hons) or BSc Degree with an overall average of 80% or GPA 3.0 or above (equivalent to a UK 2:1) in a subject related to your proposed course of study. Contact the International Office to discuss your qualification in more detail.

2018 International Tuition Fees

Level UK tuition fee Currency conversion**
Four year degree £13,700 120,278 CNY
Undergraduate degree £13,700 120,278 CNY
Postgraduate degree £13,700 1120,278 CNY
Research degree £15,000 131,736 CNY


Students can choose to live in NUA student accommodation or the private sector for their first year. NUA offers single bedrooms in its new dormitory, All Saints Green, and accommodation blocks elsewhere in the city. The all-inclusive cost of student accommodation is between £98 – £136 (837 – 1,161 CNY*). There is abundant private housing available from £70 (598 CNY) per week.

As Norwich is a small city, students generally live close enough to campus to walk or cycle. There are good transportation links to the rest of the country, including London, and students are eligible for discounts on all national road and rail networks.

*Subject to validation

**Exchange rate correct at time of publishing according to oanda.com.

Contact our International Office

To find out more about how to apply for a course at NUA, talk to Rhian, International Officer in the following ways:

Call +44 (0) 1603 756249
email international@nua.ac.uk
Tweet @NUAoverseas

Parents Guides

We know that family has an important role to play in choosing a university. Our Parent Guides, available in multiple languages, are a way of introducing ourselves to these important stakeholders.


NUA Representatives in China

    +86 755 8238 9403
  • AUG Beijing
    +86 10 6528 8116
  • CNUK London
    +44 (0)208 282 6219
  • Get Set Global Shenzhen
    +86 775 837 11080
  • Get Set Global Xiamen City
    +86 592 291 8863
  • IAE Global LTd
    +86 21 5150 6209
  • Prime Arts
    +44 (0)20 81333314
    +86 021 32231071 
  • SI-UK Shanghai
    +86 400 001 8192
  • UKUni
    +86 010 56629322
  • UVIC
    +0215 243 3088
Portrait of Yu Miao in Fashion studio at NUA


“The weekly tutorial with Sue Chowles, Fashion Course Leader, was invaluable. She helped me stay focused. We also had technicians who helped us with all the hard work. “

Yu Miao
BA (Hons) Fashion, 2015. Read an interview with Yu Miao about Graduate Fashion Week.

Portrait of Jerry Huang in Fashion studio at NUA

“There’s a huge sense of achievement when you perfect a design or a garment. I’ve learnt to refine my making skills and work more precisely”.

Jerry Huang
BA (Hons) Fashion, 2018.


“IMPACT is the largest and most influential printmaking conference in the world, bringing together delegates from all continents for a five-day bonanza of exhibitions, academic papers and illustrated talks, workshops, trade fair, networking and socialising. This year it is being hosted at China Academy of Arts (CAA) in Hangzhou”

In 2015 BA (Hons) Fine Art Course Leader, Carl Rowe attended IMPACT 9 at China Academy of Art (CAA) in Hangzhou to exhibit East/West, a portfolio of prints made by students and staff from the BA and MA Fine Art Courses at NUA. Read Carl’s 2015 travel diary.