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South Korea

South Korea

This page has dedicated information for applicants from South Korea.


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 South Korea 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

South Korean 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.

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. 

Qualification Requirement
International Baccalaureate 24 points
A levels 2 A-level qualifications at grades CC or higher, including art & design subject
High School Diploma average of 80% or above

Year 1 entry

Qualification Requirement
International Baccalaureate 27 points
A levels For BA courses – B, B, B
For BSc courses – B, B, B
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Merit
Associate Degree/Junior Diploma 3.0 GPA or above
One year at a recognised university 3.0 GPA or above

Postgraduate academic requirements

BA (Hons) or BSc Degree with an overall score of B or 3.0 GPA or above (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.

2020 international tuition fees

Level UK tuition fee Currency conversion**
Four year degree £15,000

22,911,000 KRW

Undergraduate degree £15,000 22,911,000 KRW
Postgraduate degree £15,000 22,911,000 KRW
Research degree £16,000 24,438,400 KRW

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


Sinae Park

"The tutors make a lot of effort to talk with me and I feel they are really supportive and actually care about the students on a personal level."

BA (Hons) Illustration

Hanhee Shin

"Of all the things that I really like about my course, it is that the tutors are not only nice but they are really really helpful; especially my tutor."

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Events in South Korea

We visit South Korea a few times a year to meet prospective students.

The next events are:

Saturday 7 March 2020 – UKARTSUHAK Arts Education Fair, Seoul

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 March 2020 – EDM Education Fair, Seoul

NUA representatives in South Korea

+82 2 599 1388

UK Education Institute
+82 2585 0293

Let’s Go UK
+82 2 558 0992

+82 2 3703 3100

UHAK People
+82 2 554 8666

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 (148,151 – 263,379 KRW). There is abundant private housing available from £75 (112,236 KRW) 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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