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Hong Kong

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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 Hong Kong 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

Students from Hong Kong 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, including the HKDSE English language (Grade 4), and 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
HKDSE 4 or higher in at least three core and elective subjects in category A and C
Associate Degree/Higher Diploma Merit in relevant subject area
British A Levels For BA courses – B, B, B: including art & design
For BSc courses – B, B, B: including a science/technical subject
International Baccalaureate 32 points
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Merit

Postgraduate academic requirements

BA (Hons) or BSc Degree with a 2:1 or equivalent in a subject related to your proposed course of study. Contact the International Office to discuss your qualification.

2018 International Tuition Fees

Level UK tuition fee Currency conversion**
Four year degree £13,700 141,455 HKD
Undergraduate degree £13,700 141,455 HKD
Postgraduate degree £13,700 141,455 HKD
Research degree £15,000 155,158 HKD


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 (992 – 1377 HKD*). There is abundant private housing available from £70 (709 HKD) 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

NUA Representatives in Hong Kong

    +852 2302 4262
  • AUG
    +852 2392 1592
  • British United Education Services
    +852 3426 9976
  • GET Education Consultancy
    +852 2730 7311
  • Linked U
    +852 2157 3823
  • Hong Kong Education Web
    +852 2272 2800

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.


Yasmin Gunton and John Last scholarship ceremony


Yasmin Gunton, Hong Kong International Scholarship winner 2017

“I chose to study at NUA mainly because of its size and I wanted to be in a community where I know everyone. The smaller class size means I can get more experience and more one-to-one teaching.”

Charlotte Chan BA (Hons) Illustration

Charlotte Chan and John Last scholarship ceremony


Charlotte Chan, International Scholarship winner 2017

Jenny Hon and John Last scholarship ceremony


Jenny Hon, International Scholarship winner 2017