Fees, finance and scholarships

Fees, finance and scholarships

We are committed to diversity and we recognise the significant contribution international students bring to our community. We are delighted to offer a number of scholarships for international students.

2022 international tuition fees

Citizen statusCourseAnnual Fee
InternationalFour year degree£17,500
InternationalUndergraduate degree (full-time)£17,500
InternationalPostgraduate degree (full-time)£18,000
InternationalResearch degree (full-time)TBA

International scholarships 2022

1 x Vice Chancellor’s Undergraduate ScholarshipGlobal candidates£4,000
5 x International Undergraduate ScholarshipGlobal candidates£3,000
2 x International Postgraduate ScholarshipGlobal candidates£3,000
1 x India Undergraduate ScholarshipCountry specific£11,000
(£5,000 in Year 1, £3,000 in Year 2, £3,000 in Year 3)
6 x India Postgraduate ScholarshipCountry specific£3,000
1 x Hong Kong Undergraduate ScholarshipCountry specific£2,000
1 x Singapore Undergraduate ScholarshipCountry specific£2,000
5 x Singapore Advanced Awards*£2,000
1 x USA Undergraduate ScholarshipCountry specific£2,000

Application and selection process

International scholarships are merit-based awards, available to new overseas entrants starting in September 2022. To apply candidates must have an offer of study and confirmed interest in a scholarship (by completing the scholarship form) by the following deadlines:

Undergraduate and country specific scholarships: 29 April 2022

Postgraduate scholarship: 13 June 2022

Applications will be considered by a panel with consideration to the differing skills and backgrounds of applicants, and awards will be based on a range of subject areas and countries of domicile.

International scholarships are only available to students paying the international fee, and cannot be combined with any other NUA financial award or bursary.

Full scholarship terms and conditions will be sent to international offer-holders.

Singapore Advanced Awards

*Singapore Advanced Awards are merit-based awards for Year 2 applicants who have obtained a relevant Diploma from a Singapore polytechnic, LASALLE Art College or Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). Qualifying applicants will automatically be considered for these awards.

2022 international alumni bursary

Bursaries are available to international NUA students and alumni wishing to progress to postgraduate study in 2022.  An automatic 10% reduction will be applied to the international fee for international NUA students who have already completed an undergraduate course with us and wish to start a postgraduate course at NUA.

Living costs

Norwich has been ranked by the Times Higher Education (2018) as the second most affordable student city in the UK. Your living costs while studying at university will depend on your spending habits. For example, you will spend more money if eating out and ordering takeaways, than you will cooking at home with your housemates.

Students are encouraged to find work experience and internship opportunities whilst studying. International students are allowed to work a limited number of hours per week on a student visa (full time during university holidays). The Ideas Factory at NUA will help you look for jobs, produce your CV and secure your National Insurance number. Advice will be provided during the International Arrivals Lounge when you first arrive at NUA that we highly recommend attending if you wish to take on a part-time job.

It is important to stay on top of your finances, and stick to a budget to ensure you don’t overspend. Below you can find the typical outgoings that you will have as a student, and a detailed cost breakdown can be found by checking the Which Student Calculator.

Your budget should consider the following monthly spending:

 Expenditure Total
Accommodation (based on NUA accommodation) £396-£600
Course materials up to £82 
Phone bill £15-£30
Local travel £30-£50
Food/clothes/entertainment up to £328

Useful links:

Complete University Guide Money Managing Tips

British Council

Which Student Calculator

Paying the right fees

If you believe you are eligible for home fee status, check guidance issued on the UKCISA website. If you find you do meet the criteria, please email international@nua.ac.uk.

You should resolve this issue as soon as possible as it may impact the deadline for your application.

Accommodation and living costs

The Cost of Attendance is a calculation of the annual cost of tuition fees, course materials, room and board, travel and other factors. This is an estimation of the maximum amount that you’ll need to study in Norwich.

Students can choose to live in NUA student accommodation or the private sector for their first year. NUA offers single bedrooms in All Saints Green and Beechcroft.

The all-inclusive cost of student accommodation is between £99 – £176. There is abundant private housing available from £75 per week.

US Federal Aid

United States citizens or permanent residents can apply for funds through the U.S. Federal Student Loan Scheme to study at NUA.

Need help? Chat to our friendly recruitment team

We are pleased to work with you to discuss your questions at any stage of the application process.


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