This page has dedicated information for applicants from Singapore.
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 Singapore 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 Singapore 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 Singapore Cambridge GCE O Level (minimum grade C), and IB English language syllabus A or B/English Literature (minimum 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
|Singapore Cambridge A levels||For BA courses – B, B, B: including art & design|
For BSc courses – B, B, B: including a science/technical subject
|Diploma||GPA of 3.0 or higher in relevant subject area|
|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||24,695 SGD|
|Undergraduate degree||£13,700||24,695 SGD|
|Postgraduate degree||£13,700||24,695 SGD|
|Research degree||£15,000||26,917 SGD|
*Subject to validation
**Exchange rate correct at time of publishing according to oanda.com.
"NUA is like a big family and there is a strong sense of support from the Norwich community. Having a studio environment really helps you get to know people quickly."
Gabriel Loy, BA (Hons) Fine Art
Melissa Lim Shuen
"Whilst working on client live briefs, the Graphics course team gave us practical feedback, which helped refine our design proposal to the client."
BA (Hons) Graphic Communication
Bing Ming Ng
"It’s a good environment. There are things going on, but there is time for you to think, this place is built specifically for the arts. I don’t think you can get any better than that."
BA (Hons) Fine Art
"Norwich is great. It kind of reminds me of my neighbourhood back home in Singapore: quiet but lots of people and you have everything you need."
BA (Hons) Graphic Communication
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 (177 – 313 SGD). There is abundant private housing available from £70 (123 SGD) 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 Singapore
The Right U
+65 6333 1300
+65 6227 0380