This page has dedicated information for applicants from China.
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 China must submit a digital portfolio of creative work and conduct an interview via Skype. Candidates are supplied step by step guidance throughout the process.
Chinese students are required to hold an English language qualification. BA and MA applicants are required to have a minimum IELTS exam score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each section. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable, IB English language syllabus A or B/English Literature (Grade 4)
Undergraduate academic requirements
Year 0 entry
All undergraduate degrees at NUA will offer a Year 0 option from 2020 (subject to validation). With the exception of BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Business, which are scheduled for 2021.
The Year 0 option has 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
|International Baccalaureate||27 points|
|A levels||For BA courses – B, B, B
For BSc courses – B, B, B
|Foundation Diploma in Art & Design||Merit|
|Bachelor Degree||An average of 75% or above in the first year|
Postgraduate academic requirements
BA (Hons) or BSc Degree with an overall average of 80% or GPA 3.0 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.
2020 international tuition fees
|Level||UK tuition fee||Currency conversion**|
|Four year degree||£15,000||135,882 CNY|
|Undergraduate degree||£15,000||135,882 CNY|
|Postgraduate degree||£15,000||135,882 CNY|
|Research degree||£16,000||144,941 CNY|
**Exchange rate correct at time of publishing according to oanda.com.
"The city is a very friendly, peaceful and historical place. I was delighted to be here when I arrived."
MA Communication Design
"My collection was the first on the catwalk during the Graduate Fashion Week show. I was watching models on the side of the stage and one of my friend was grabbing my hands – we were both shaking!"
BA (Hons) Fashion
"There’s a huge sense of achievement when you perfect a design or a garment. I’ve learnt to refine my making skills and work more precisely. I want my work to reflect the professionalism of the industry"
BA (Hons) Fashion
NUA representatives in China
+86 10 6528 8116
+44 (0)208 282 6219
Get Set Global Shenzhen
+86 775 837 11080
Get Set Global Xiamen City
+86 592 291 8863
+44 (0)20 81333314
+86 021 32231071
+86 400 001 8192
+0215 243 3088
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 Beechcroft. The all-inclusive cost of student accommodation is between £99 – £176 (903 – 1,605 CNY). There is abundant private housing available from £70 (684 CNY) 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.
Exchange rate correct at time of publishing according to oanda.com.
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