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. 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

All undergraduate degrees at NUA will offer a malay 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 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.

2021 international tuition fees

You can find the latest academic fees and international scholarships information on our Fees, Finance and Scholarships page.

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

NUA representatives in Malaysia

AUG Student Services – Kuala Lumpur Office
+60 3 2162 2266

AUG Student Services – Subang Jaya Office
+60 3 5634 3767

AUG Student Services – Penang Office
+60 4 228 6027

AUG Student Services – Ipoh Office
+60 5 253 0881

AUG Student Services– Melaka Office
+60 6 286 6711

AUG Student Services – Segamat Office
+60 7 932 1168

AUG Student Services – Johor Bahru Office
+60 7 331 2977

AUG Student Services – Kuching Office
+60 82 348 854

AUG Student Services – Nilai Office
+60 67 907 988 

AUG Student Services – Kota Bharu
+60 97 406 433

AUG Student Services – Kuantan
+60 95 055 427

AUG Student Services – Kota Kinabalu
+60 12 969 890 

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

GEN Education Group – Sarawak Office
(+6) 082 57 2875

GEN Education Group – Sabah Office
(+6) 088 36 6535

GEN Education Group – Sibu Office
(+6) 084 21 134

GEN Education Group – Sarakei Office
(+6) 012 320 159

GEN Education Group – Bintulu Office
(+6) 012 320 0943

GEN Education Group – PJ Office
(+6) 012 320 0842

GEN Education Group – JB Office
(+6) 016 228 9892

GEN Education Group – Muar Office
(+6) 016 681 2168

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.