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This page has dedicated information for applicants from Malaysia.


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 Malaysia 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

Malaysian 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, SPM 1119 English Language Grade C, IB English language syllabus A or B/English Literature (Grade 4).

Undergraduate academic requirements

Year 0 entry

We will offer four year degrees across all subjects from September 2020 (subject to validation). 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

Qualification Requirement
International Baccalaureate 32 points
A levels For BA courses – B, B, B
For BSc courses – B, B, B
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Merit
STPM (Malaysia Higher School Certificate) An average of 75% or above in the first year

Postgraduate academic requirements

BA (Hons) or BSc Degree with 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.

2019 international tuition fees

Level UK tuition fee Currency conversion**
Four year degree £14,500 76,386 MYR
Undergraduate degree £14,500 76,386 MYR
Postgraduate degree £14,500 76,386 MYR
Research degree £15,300 80,600 MYR

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


photo of alum Marissa Lim standing with hands resting on a table and smiling at camera with dark brown hair with lilac tips weawring a black rolled sleeve shirt with blue wall with graphic design work in background

Marissa Lim

"During my first week here, we had a whole week of activities for all international students, I met people who are the closest friends I have right now."

BA (Hons) Graphic Communication

Mohamad Bin Othman

"The studio is where my creative thinking happens, being surrounded by other students keeps me motivated and challenged constantly."

BA (Hons) Textile Design

photo of alum Fahim Fadzlishah smiling and looking away from camera with arm leant against wall and short swept black hair and an open checkered red and blue shirt with window in background

Fahim Fadzlishah

"I like the idea of fooling the eye. The idea of manipulating and creating visuals on screen really drives me. It’s inspiring to project my own ideas and interpretations."

BA (Hons) VFX

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 £96 – £170 (523 – 926 MYR). There is abundant private housing available from £70 (386 MYR) 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 Malaysia

AUG – Kuala Lumpur Office
+60 3 2162 2266

AUG – Subang Jaya Office
+60 3 5634 3767

AUG – Penang Office
+60 4 228 6027

AUG – Ipoh Office
+60 5 253 0881

AUG – Melaka Office
+60 6 286 6711

AUG – Segamat Office
+60 7 932 1168

AUG – Johor Bahru Office
+60 7 331 2977

AUG – Kuching Office
+60 82 252 854

GEN Education Group – Kuala Lumpur Office
(+6) 03 2161 5875

Kuching – Sarawak Office
(+6) 082 57 2875

Kota Kinabalu – Sabah Office
(+6) 088 36 6535

Sibu – Sarawak Office
(+6) 084 21 134

Sarikei – Sarawak Office
(+6) 012 320 159

Bintulu – Sarawak Office
(+6) 012 320 0943

Petaling Jaya – Selangor Office
(+6) 012 320 0842

Johor Bahru – Johor Office
(+6) 016 228 9892

Muar – Johor Office
(+6) 016 681 2168

Education Network Consultants
+60 4 261 7098

Transnational Education
+60 3 7886 6928

UKEAS – Kota Kinabalu
+60 14 552 2727

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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