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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 applying

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.

Entry requirements

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

Qualification Requirement
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.


Portrait of a young Chinese woman standing in front of a brick wall looking away from the camera

Qian Sun

"The city is a very friendly, peaceful and historical place. I was delighted to be here when I arrived."

MA Communication Design

Yu Miao

"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

photo of alum Jerry Huang standing at design desk and smiling at camera with hands on fabric material and spiked black hair and thick black glasses and black long sleeved buttoned shirt in a room with a large board on the wall covered with design work

Jerry Huang

"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

AUG Beijing
+86 10 6528 8116

CNUK London
+44 (0)208 282 6219

Get Set Global Shenzhen
+86 775 837 11080

Get Set Global Xiamen City
+86 592 291 8863

Prime Arts
+44 (0)20 81333314

+86 021 32231071

SI-UK Shanghai
+86 400 001 8192

+0215 243 3088

NUA Accommodation

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.

Contact our International Office

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

Call: +44 (0) 1603 756249

Email: international@nua.ac.uk

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