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This page has dedicated information for applicants from Japan.


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 Japan 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

Japanese 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

Students applying from Japan need to complete the Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School) plus one of the following:

Qualification Requirement
Diploma from a Specialised/Professional Training College Pass
Associate Degree (Diploma from Junior College / College of Technology) 3.0 GPA or above
British A Levels For BA courses – B, B, B
For BSc courses – B, B, B
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Merit
International Baccalaureate 27 points

Postgraduate academic requirements

  • BA 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.
  • Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School) with a minimum of 4 in relevant subjects.

2020 international tuition fees

Level UK tuition fee Currency conversion**
Four year degree £15,000 2,141,160 JPY
Undergraduate degree £15,000 2,141,160 JPY
Postgraduate degree £15,000 2,141,160 JPY
Research degree £16,000 2,283,910 JPY

**Exchange rate correct at time of publishing according to oanda.com.


Kazz Morohashi

"What I most loved about my experience, is that the MA teaching and support staff is incredibly hands on, generous and engaged with each of the students."

MA Communication Design

NUA representatives in Japan

BEO Ltd.
+00 81 35367 3315

SI-UK Osaka
+81 6 6147 5681

SI-UK Tokyo
+81 3 5272 9143

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 (14,720 – 26,170 JPY). There is abundant private housing available from £75 (11,152 JPY) 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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