Norwich University of the Arts

Why Study Here?

  • Rated top specialist Arts, Design and Media University in the UK for Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • 96% retention rate – students who start at NUA stay here.
  • 37% contact time with academic and technical staff.
  • Small international community with under 100 non-UK students from over 35 countries.
  • Norwich is one of the most affordable and safest cities in the UK and is under two hours direct train from London.

What Do International Students Study?

English Language Requirements

  • We require IELTS 6.0 academic module or equivalent, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component of the exam for BA and MA courses.
  • The International Foundation Course requires students to obtain an IELTS of 5.0, with 5.0 in three sections (including writing) and 4.5 in the remaining skill.

Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £13,000 £13,000
Mixed £13,000 £13,000
Laboratory £13,000 £13,000
Clinical - -

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • International undergraduates who accept an offer from the university by the scholarship deadline are eligible for a £5,000 and £2,000 scholarship.
  • International postgraduates are eligible for a £2,000 scholarship.
  • The portfolio submitted during the application process is used to make a decision on scholarship winners.
  • For more details, please visit our website.

Pre-Arrival and Welcome

  • Every year the university opens the International Student Arrivals Lounge prior to enrolment week specifically designed to welcome international students and provide them with the advice they need to establish their new life in the UK.
  • Norwich University of the Arts also offers a social and creative space where newcomers can meet one another and familiarise themselves with the university, Norwich and the surrounding area.
  • There is a year-long social programme specifically for the overseas community and the international office has regular opening hours to provide support throughout your studies.
  • Tier 4 visa application guidance and pre-departure support is offered to all students in the summer. 
  • Students are issued with the International Student Manual, which gives them all the details they need to make a smooth transition to life in the UK.

Accommodation for International Students

  • International applicants who accept an offer of a place at NUA and apply for accommodation before the deadline are prioritised for university-managed accommodation where this is their preference.
  • All university-managed accommodation is self-catering, with wi-fi.
  • International students are spread across the accommodation, rather than clustered.
  • Accommodation is between 10 and 25 minutes from the University.
  • Students may stay in their rooms during the Christmas and Easter vacations.
  • University-managed accommodation costs £95–131 per week.

Organisations for International Students

  • The International Office has regular opening times throughout the year to provide advice and support to international students.
  • International students are active participants in all university clubs and societies such as sporting teams, the university magazine, political and religious societies. 
  • NUA has a longstanding Multicultural Society and to start your own society you just need five or more students interested.