University for the Creative Arts

Pre-Arrival and Welcome Arrangements

  • A Meet & Greet service for new international and EU students includes a welcome at either London Heathrow or London Gatwick airport by a representative, and being driven directly to the relevant UCA campus.
  • The university provides International and EU Welcome events at each campus during the first week of term. These free events are a great opportunity to meet new people and the food and drink is complimentary.

English Language Requirements

  • All students must have a good standard of spoken and written English.
  • A place may be offered on condition that a student reaches the required standard of English before their course starts: if a student's English has not yet met this level, they can attend the university's Pre-sessional English language courses to improve their spoken, written, reading and listening skills.
  • If students need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, they may need to take a Secure English Language Test (SELT), which is recognised by the UK Home Office. If students plan to study a Pre-sessional English course, they will take the IELTS for UKVI test. If students want to study an undergraduate or postgraduate course, UCA recommends the IELTS for UKVI test, although the IELTS Academic test will be sufficient if they achieve the scores needed for an unconditional offer.

Accommodation for International Students

  • The university guarantees international students a place in student halls of residence providing they apply for accommodation by the relevant deadline.

Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £12,350 £12,640
Mixed - -
Laboratory - -
Clinical - -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

What Do International Students Study?