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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 South Korea 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

South Korean 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.

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
Ilbanyke Kodung Hakkyo An average of C/70% or above
Associate Degree GPA 3.0 or above

Postgraduate academic requirements

BA (Hons) or BSc Degree with an overall score of B or 3.0 GPA 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 20,275,300 KRW
Undergraduate degree £13,700 20,275,300 KRW
Postgraduate degree £13,700 20,275,300 KRW
Research degree £15,000 21,678,000 KRW


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 (142,557 – 197,834 KRW*). There is abundant private housing available from £70 (101,826 KRW) 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

Meet us

  • 10 – 11 March 2018
    EDM: UK Education Fair
    COEX 513, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
    Book a place
  • 17 – 18 March 2018
    UK ARTS UHAK: Arts Education Fair
    Superior Gallery, Gangnam, Seoul
    Book a place
  • 23 March 2018
    British Council: Study and Career Options in Creative Industries
    Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Design Lab 2 (2F), Sallim Teo, CREA, Seoul
    Book a place

NUA Representatives in South Korea

  • EDM
    +82 2 599 1388
  • IAE Global Ltd
    +82 2 3481 1217
  • Let’s Go UK
    +82 2 558 0992
    +82 2 3703 3100
  • UHAK People
    +82 2 554 8666
Sinae Park outside at Norwich University of the Arts

“The tutors make a lot of effort to talk with me and I feel they are really supportive and actually care about the students on a personal level.”

Sinae Park
BA (Hons) Illustration.
Read an interview with Sinae Park.

Hanhee Shin, Norwich University of the Arts Fine Art

“Of all the things that I really like about my course, it is that the tutors are not only nice but they are really really helpful; especially my tutor.”

Hanhee Shin
BA (Hons) Fine Art.
Read an interview with Hanhee Shin.

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Fine Art studio student


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