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 status||Course||Annual Fee|
|International||Four year degree||£17,500|
|International||Undergraduate degree (full-time)||£17,500|
|International||Postgraduate degree (full-time)||£18,000|
|International||Research degree (full-time)||TBA|
International scholarships 2022
|1 x Vice Chancellor’s Undergraduate Scholarship||Global candidates||£4,000|
|5 x International Undergraduate Scholarship||Global candidates||£3,000|
|2 x International Postgraduate Scholarship||Global candidates||£3,000|
|1 x India Undergraduate Scholarship||Country specific||£11,000|
(£5,000 in Year 1, £3,000 in Year 2, £3,000 in Year 3)
|6 x India Postgraduate Scholarship||Country specific||£3,000|
|1 x Hong Kong Undergraduate Scholarship||Country specific||£2,000|
|1 x Singapore Undergraduate Scholarship||Country specific||£2,000|
|5 x Singapore Advanced Awards*||£2,000|
|1 x USA Undergraduate Scholarship||Country 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.
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:
|Accommodation (based on NUA accommodation)||£396-£600|
|Course materials||up to £82|
|Food/clothes/entertainment||up to £328|
Paying the right fees
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.
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