This page has dedicated information for applicants from Hong Kong.
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 Hong Kong must submit a digital portfolio of creative work and conduct an interview via Skype. Candidates are supplied step by step guidance throughout the process.
Students from Hong Kong are required to hold an English language qualification. BA and MA applicants are required to have a minimum UKVI approved IELTS exam score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each section. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable, including the HKDSE English language (Grade 4), and IB English language syllabus A or B/English Literature (Grade 4).
Undergraduate academic requirements
Year 0 entry
We offer four year degrees in six disciplines: Fine Art, Film, Games, Graphics, Illustration* and Photography*. They have 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
|HKDSE||4 or higher in at least three core and elective subjects in category A and C|
|Associate Degree/Higher Diploma||Merit in relevant subject area|
|British A Levels||For BA courses – B, B, B: including art & design|
For BSc courses – B, B, B: including a science/technical subject
|International Baccalaureate||32 points|
|Foundation Diploma in Art & Design||Merit|
Postgraduate academic requirements
BA (Hons) or BSc Degree with a 2:1 or equivalent in a subject related to your proposed course of study. Contact the International Office to discuss your qualification.
2018 international tuition fees
|Level||UK tuition fee||Currency conversion**|
|Four year degree||£13,700||141,455 HKD|
|Undergraduate degree||£13,700||141,455 HKD|
|Postgraduate degree||£13,700||141,455 HKD|
|Research degree||£15,000||155,158 HKD|
*Subject to validation
**Exchange rate correct at time of publishing according to oanda.com.
"I chose to study at NUA mainly because of its size and I wanted to be in a community where I know everyone. The smaller class size means I can get more experience and more one-to-one teaching."
Charlotte Chan, BA (Hons) Illustration
"The year studying in Norwich is one of the most beautiful years in my life. NUA is not only a place to stimulate your thoughts, but a community constantly inviting you to question things."
MA Communication Design
"I’m doing exciting things and I’m happy. I have high expectations and I want to really achieve something. I chose the right subject."
BA (Hons) Fashion
"At this University you learn to do it all. You design it, you make the pattern, you gather your samples, create toiles and then you make the final garments. Every single step is done by you and you understand each step too."
BA (Hons) Fashion
"The academic and technical staff are not going to compare your work with anyone else’s. They are looking at how you and your work develops. When you are surrounded by creative people you have to be yourself."
BA (Hons) Textiles Design
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 £96 – £170 (1052 – 1863 HKD). There is abundant private housing available from £70 (709 HKD) 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.
NUA representatives in Hong Kong
+852 2302 4262
+852 2392 1592
British United Education Services
+852 3426 9976
GET Education Consultancy
+852 2730 7311
+852 2157 3823
Hong Kong Education Web
+852 2272 2800