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If you live in Brazil and are considering a creative course at UCA, read on to find out more about the qualifications you’ll need to study with us.
We will consider equivalent qualifications from your home country for entry onto our Foundation, Bachelor’s and Master’s courses. Please see below for details of the accepted qualifications (including English language qualifications) for each level of course. Each application we receive is considered individually and therefore these qualifications are provided as a guide.
For our International Foundation in Art, Design and Media, we usually require that you have:
Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio or Título de Técnico with at least 5, and evidence that you have passed your Vestibular, ENEM or PAS.
For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:
A transcript showing successful completion of one year of university study at a recognised Brazilian university, with average of 5.0.
For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:
- Successful completion of your Título de Bacharel / Título / 'Grau de Bacharel' / 'Diploma de Bacharel' from a recognised university
For the MArch, we require the equivalent of a UK 2:1 Honours degree in Architecture. The exact grade required will be confirmed at the time of application.
As well as academic qualifications, some of our courses require a portfolio of work or audition piece. You can find out more about specific requirements on the entry requirements section of each individual course page; take a look at our courses page to see all available courses. If you are not sure if you have the necessary qualifications for the course you wish to take, please contact our Admissions team with scanned copies of your qualifications – they will be able to advise you further.
English Language requirements:
Satisfactory IELTS scores are required. Please see our English Language requirements page for the scores required for your course.
As well as academic qualifications, some of our courses ask for a portfolio of work or audition piece. You can find out more about specific requirements on our course pages. If you are not sure if you have the necessary qualifications for the course you’re interested in, please contact our Admissions team with scanned copies of your qualifications – they will be able to advise you further.
EU & EEA students
If you are applying for a pre-degree, part-time undergraduate or postgraduate course, you should apply directly to us using UCA’s online application form for your chosen course. If you are applying for postgraduate research you should apply directly to us using the research proposal form.
Non-EU international students
If you are applying for a pre-degree or postgraduate course, you should apply directly to us using UCA’s online application form for your chosen course. If you are applying for postgraduate research you should apply directly to us using the research proposal form.
If you are applying for a full-time undergraduate course, you can either apply to us directly or through UCAS. If you are only applying to UCA we would recommend that you apply direct to us. If you are applying to more than one university in the UK, please apply through UCAS. The benefits of applying directly to us are:
- There is no application fee (up to £24 via UCAS).
- There’s no set deadline. We do however encourage you to apply as soon as possible so you have enough time to organise your student visa, if you need one, and to apply for a place in University accommodation.
- There are no 'declined by default' deadlines.
- We will process your application through UCAS on your behalf.
- You can track your application through our online ‘Applicant Portal’.
EU & EEA students
The UK Government has confirmed that for EU students enrolling in October 2020, immigration status, associated fees and access to the student loan book, has not changed as a result of the EU Referendum ‘Brexit’ vote. However, if you're arriving in the UK after January 1, 2021, you'll need to you’ll need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021. If you opt to study online in the first semester with a view to arriving in the UK on or after 1 January 2021, you’ll need a visa.
If you are applying for courses from September 2021, then you will no longer be eligible for home fee status or financial support, and you will need a visa.
You can find more information at our Brexit news page.
Non-EU international students
If you are a national from outside the EU/EEA, then you will need to apply for a Tier 4 (general) student visa in order to study at UCA. Take a look at our visa and immigration information for all the details about the visa application process. If you already have permission to live in the UK (e.g. Indefinite Leave to Remain) then we ask that you email us a copy of this permission when you apply.