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    Applications for September 2023 are now open.

    UCAS has opened applications for 2023 entry. Read on to find out how to make your application.

    Undergraduate degree courses

    When to apply

    Applications for 2023 entry are open. We recommend that applicants apply by April of the year they are applying for. This allows time for you to apply for our international scholarships. You will also be able to prepare for your visa application and finding housing in Norwich. We will accept applications up until the end of August in exceptional circumstances.

    How to apply

    Undergraduate applicants submit their applications via The Universities and College Admissions Service (UCAS).

    The application will include your personal details, academic achievements, a formal statement and one academic reference.

    Portfolio submission

    After submitting your application, you’ll be asked to send a digital portfolio of creative work*. Your portfolio should demonstrate your passion for the subject area, technical skills and ability to generate ideas.

    Due to Government guidelines regarding Covid-19, this year we are not interviewing new applicants, with the exception of BA (Hons) Acting applicants. Instead we will be asking applicants to answer four written questions which will help us get to know you. You will receive information about this once we have received your application. 

    *A portfolio is not required for BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion, BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Business, BA (Hons) Acting & BSc (Hons) Creative Computing.

    International entry requirements

    You can find academic and English entry requirements for international applications by visiting the Entry Requirements page.

    Your offer

    Candidates receive either an unconditional offer or a conditional offer. Learn more about the different types of offers in the section What your offer means below. If you applied via UCAS you will make your decision on UCAS Track. If you have applied directly you will email the International Office to notify us of your decision.

    Once you have accepted your offer you will be eligible to apply for scholarships and housing. We will also send you visa guidance and more information to help you prepare to move to the UK.

    Postgraduate degree courses

    When to apply

    NUA offers one-year, full time MA courses for international students which run September to September each year.

    We recommend that applicants apply by May of the year they are applying for. This allows time for you to apply for our international scholarships. You will also be able to prepare for your visa application and finding housing in Norwich. We will accept applications up until the end of August in exceptional circumstances.

    How to apply

    Applicants can download an application form below. Send the completed application form along with a digital portfolio of creative work, any completed academic or English qualifications, a formal statement and one academic reference to the International Office.

    Academic entry requirements

    You can find academic and English entry requirements for international applications by visiting the Entry Requirements page.

    Your offer

    Candidates receive either an unconditional offer or a conditional offer. Learn more about the different types of offers in the section What your offer means below. You should email the International Office to notify us of your decision to accept of decline the offer.

    Once you have accepted the offer you will be eligible to apply for scholarships and housing. We will also send you visa guidance and more information to help you prepare to move to the UK.

    What your offer means

    Candidates receive either an unconditional offer or a conditional offer.

    An unconditional offer is made when an applicant has met all of NUA’s entry requirements (normally, these are students who have completed their studies when they apply).

    Conditional offers are more common. They are given when applicants must meet certain conditions before the University can confirm their place.
    The place is held for students with conditional offers to give them time to complete their studies or obtain the necessary language qualification.

    If you apply to more than one institution through UCAS, you’ll be asked to choose which university you want to attend by a specific deadline.

    When you choose a university you have to accept their offer. This is when you firm your offer.

    The university that is your second choice – not your top preference – becomes your insurance choice. It’s important that you choose the right institution for your firm choice, as this can be difficult to change later.

    If you have submitted a direct application, you will either accept or decline your offer by contacting the relevant admissions office. Let all institutions know your decision, even if you wish to decline their offer.

    If you choose not to accept an offer, you should formally decline it on the UCAS website, while direct applicants should contact the University directly.

    If you no longer want to pursue a place at NUA or have taken an offer from a university in another country, you must withdraw your application via UCAS or, in the case of direct applicants, notify the International Office directly.

    International degree recognition

    Our degrees are internationally recognised and can be used for applying for jobs or further education in your country.

    In England, three-year undergraduate degree programmes are standard. When students complete their degree they earn a Bachelor of Arts with Honours or Bachelor of Science with Honours.

    Our postgraduates degrees are one-year running from September to September (also known as graduate-level study elsewhere in the world). When students complete their degree they earn a Masters of Arts.

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