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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 Malaysia 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

Malaysian 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, SPM 1119 English Language Grade C, 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
STPM (Malaysia Higher School Certificate) An average of 75% or above in the first year

Postgraduate academic requirements

BA (Hons) or BSc Degree with 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 76,694 MYR
Undergraduate degree £13,700 76,694 MYR
Postgraduate degree £13,700 76,694 MYR
Research degree £15,000 82,165 MYR


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 (541 – 750 MYR*). There is abundant private housing available from £70 (386 MYR) 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.


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Each year we offer International Students scholarships. Learn more and make your application.

NUA student Marissa Lim in Graphics Studio


“During my first week here, we had a whole week of activities for all international students, I met people who are the closest friends I have right now.”

Marissa Lim
BA (Hons) Graphic Communication, 2018.

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Portrait of Mohamad Bin Othman in Fashion studio at NUA

“The studio is where my creative thinking happens, being surrounded by other students keeps me motivated and challenged constantly.”

Mohamad Bin Othman
BA (Hons) Textile Design, 2018.

Portrait of Fahim Fadzlishah in VFX studio at NUA

“I like the idea of fooling the eye. The idea of manipulating and creating visuals on screen really drives me. It’s inspiring to project my own ideas and interpretations.”

Fahim Fadzlishah
BA (Hons) VFX, 2018.

NUA Representatives in Malaysia

  • AUG – Kuala Lumpur Office
    +60 3 2162 2266
  • AUG – Subang Jaya Office
    +60 3 5634 3767
  • AUG – Penang Office
    +60 4 228 6027
  • AUG – Ipoh Office
    +60 5 253 0881
  • AUG – Melaka Office
    +60 6 286 6711
  • AUG – Segamat Office
    +60 7 932 1168
  • AUG – Johor Bahru Office
    +60 7 331 2977
  • AUG – Kuching Office
    +60 82 252 854
  • GEN Education Group – Kuala Lumpur Office
    (+6) 03 2161 5875
  • Kuching – Sarawak Office
    (+6) 082 57 2875
  • Kota Kinabalu – Sabah Office
    (+6) 088 36 6535
  • Sibu – Sarawak Office
    (+6) 084 21 134
  • Sarikei – Sarawak Office
    (+6) 012 320 159
  • Bintulu – Sarawak Office
    (+6) 012 320 0943
  • Petaling Jaya – Selangor Office
    (+6) 012 320 0842
  • Johor Bahru – Johor Office
    (+6) 016 228 9892
  • Muar – Johor Office
    (+6) 016 681 2168
  • Education Network Consultants
    +60 4 261 7098
  • Transnational Education
    +60 3 7886 6928
  • UKEAS – Kota Kinabalu
    +60 14 552 2727