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 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.
Malaysian students 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, SPM 1119 English Language Grade C, 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
|International Baccalaureate||32 points|
|A levels||For BA courses – B, B, B: including art & design|
For BSc courses – B, B, B: including a science/technical subject
|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.
2018 international tuition fees
|Level||UK tuition fee||Currency conversion**|
|Four year degree||£13,700||76,694 MYR|
|Undergraduate degree||£13,700||76,694 MYR|
|Postgraduate degree||£13,700||76,694 MYR|
|Research degree||£15,000||82,165 MYR|
*Subject to validation
**Exchange rate correct at time of publishing according to oanda.com.
"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
"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
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
+60 3 7886 6928
UKEAS – Kota Kinabalu
+60 14 552 2727
Guides for parents
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