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International students based in the UK

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International students based in the UK

Join our global student community to learn creative skills from industry experts in one of the world's leading creative economies.

If you're looking for a degree course to help you build a career in the creative industries, the UK is an exciting place to study. Its creative sector is one of the fastest-growing areas of the economy, employing 3.2million people and making £101.5billion a year. Meanwhile, the city of London is known throughout the world as a driving force in the global creative economy.

 

Application information

Application information

Academic Requirements

If you graduated from a UK institution, please find the entry requirements below:

For our Bachelor's courses, we require you have one of the following:

  • 112 new UCAS tariff points, see accepted qualifications
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • Distinction, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma / BTEC National Extended Diploma
  • 112 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in an appropriate subject
  • 27-30 total points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma with at least 15 IB points at Higher level, see more information about IB entry requirements.

For our Master's courses, we require that you have:

  • An honours degree or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline
    and/or
  • Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.
    Consideration will also be given to applicants who can make a strong case for admission in relation to a particular project and can demonstrate their potential to satisfactorily complete the course.

If you graduated from a non-UK institution, please find the entry requirements here

English Language requirements:

  • We accept different types of English Language tests, including IELTS, TOELF(iBT) and Person Languages. Please check here for the scores required for your course. 
  • We also have UCA Internal English test running in China, to find out more about the test and the test date, please check here.
  • We accept the EAP course for UCA partner institutions such as INTO, Kaplan, Kings Education, CAS College and Bellerbys.

Portfolio Requirement

For the majority of UCA courses, you’ll be required to submit an online portfolio via your UCA Applicant Portal. The UCA Business School for Creative Arts do not need to provide a portfolio. Further information on how to compile and upload your portfolio will be provided once you have applied. More portfolio advice

UCA works with a number of overseas representatives who can help you make an application to UCA. 

Overseas Representatives Contact email Website
Education Index  info@educationindex.ru http://www.educationindex.co.uk/
Future Graduates  info@futuregraduates.org.uk  https://www.futuregraduates.org.uk/ 
GESCO london@gescoedu.com  https://gescoedu.com/ 
IS-NET Ltd (International Student Network) info.uk@is-net.co.uk  http://www.is-net.co.uk/index-6.html 
Study International UK Ltd(SI-UK) info@studyin-uk.com https://www.studyin-uk.com/
iae HOLDINGS angelaning@iaeuk.net  www.iaeglobal.net
INSPIRER Hub Academy inspirerhub@126.com  https://www.inspirerhub.com/about-us
Education Hub  info@educationhub-bd.com https://educationhub-bd.com/ 
Global Admission info@globaladmission.co.uk  https://www.globaladmission.co.uk/ 
JnS Education Consultant admissions@jnsedu.com http://www.jnsedu.com/
Global Study UK info@globalstudyuk.com https://globalstudyuk.com/
IEC Abroad admissions@iecabroad.com https://www.iecabroad.com/
INTEN Education Group Jack.wang@inteneducation.com  https://inteneducation.com/ 
Leading Education  info@leading-edu.com https://www.leading-edu.com
Global Education and Career Consultants  info@gecconsultant.co.uk https://www.gecconsultant.co.uk/ 
InterGreat Education Group LTD nova.g@intergreat.com https://www.intergreat.com/ 
Student Connect  apply@studentconnect.org https://www.studentconnect.org/ 
Study International UK (SI-UK) info@studyin-uk.com https://www.studyin-uk.com/contact/global-offices/london/
Sunrise Immigration info@sunriseimmigration.co.uk  https://www.sunriseimmigration.co.uk/
Topcourses Ltd info@top-courses.org https://top-courses.org/
BOSSS (UK)  info@bosssguardians.com  https://www.bosssguardians.com 
AH&Z Associates  info@ahzassociates.co.uk https://ahzassociates.co.uk/
British China International Consulting  marie.li@bcic.co.uk  https://www.bcic.co.uk/
Cherry Education Consultancy  cherry.che@ukcec.com www.ukcec.com
HOQUE CONSULTANCY info@hclimited.org.uk     https://www.hclimited.org.uk/ 
IEC Abroad admissions@iecabroad.com https://www.iecabroad.com/
Premium Education International  bd_cn@peccn.com  http://www.peccn.com/
PS-One Portfolio School gaoyuan@psoneart.com  http://www.psoneart.com
UVIC Ltd partners@uvic.co.uk http://www.uvic.co.uk/ 
W L Hillside Limited(UKU Offer) info@ukuoffer.co.uk https://www.ukuoffer.co.uk/ 
Rhodium Education Services  admin@rhedu.org www.rhedu.org
Amber Education Holding  marketing@amberedu.co.uk http://www.amberedu.co.uk/ 
Total Student Care (TSC) ceo@totalstudentcare.com  https://www.totalstudentcare.com/
GoUni Amber.y@gouni.co.uk  http://gouni.co.uk/
Newedge Education Jessica.gao@newedge-edu.com   
SI-UK ratchanee@studyin-uk.com https://www.studyin-uk.com/
Nusair Group Ltd info@nusairgroup.com  https://nusairgroup.com/
Albatross Education  rubel@albatrosseducation.com  https://albatrosseducation.com/

UCA is pleased to work with a number of education institutions in the UK.

Institution Contact Email Website
Bellerbys Colleges https://www.bellerbys.com/how-to-apply/contact-us#/  https://www.bellerbys.com/
CATS Colleges study@catseducation.com https://www.catseducation.com/
NCC Education admissions@nccedu.com https://www.nccedu.com/ 
London PT College sam@lptcollege.co.uk  https://www.lptcollege.co.uk/ 
London School of Excellence info@londonschoolofexcellence.org.uk  https://lsoe.org.uk
NCC Education  helen.rutley@nccedu.com  https://www.nccedu.com/ 
INTO University Partnerships katy.hancock@intoglobal.com https://www.intostudy.com/en 
Kaplan International Colleges lynne.mellor@kaplan.com  https://www.kaplaninternational.com/ 

We have a number of fee discounts, also known as scholarships, available to new students from international countries who would like study with us from September 2022. These discounts are available to new International students and International alumni who graduated within the last three years.

An additional 4% discount (applied post scholarship) is offered to students who pay their full tuition fees before the end of the enrolment period. Thsi discount can be combined with all scholarships & discounts.  

See below for information about the different scholarships available: 

Name

Value

Course(s)

Eligibility

Criteria

Early-bird reduction

£1,200 fee deduction for first year

All full-time courses including PhD

All international students

Deposit paid in full by last day of April (September start date) or October (February start date) AND first year tuition fees paid in full by the end of the enrolment period or in two instalments. Please see our fee regulations for additional payment options and conditions.

International Future Leaders of the Creative Industries Scholarships 

£3,000 fee deduction for the first year 

All full-time courses including PhD 

All international students 

Academic and creative excellence, meet the English language requirements for direct entry to your course, deposit paid in full by last day of July (September start date) or November (February start dates)  AND first year tuition fees paid in full by the end of the enrolment period or in two instalments. Please see our fee regulations for additional payment options and conditions

UCA Creative Development Scholarships

£3,000 fee deduction for the first year  All full-time courses including PhD All applicants who are residents of specific countries, see list in criteria 

All applicants who are residents of India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Iran, Nigeria, Ghana, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Pakistan,Kazakhstan, Russia or Iraq AND first year tuition fees paid in full by the deadline of second instalment. Please see our fee regulations for additional payment options and conditions 

The scholarship will automatically be awarded to applicants if they meet the eligibility criteria.

UCA Crafts Scholarships

£6,000 each year

BA (Hons) Ceramics & Glass

MA Ceramics

MA Glass 

All international offer holders 

Academic and creative excellence, deposit paid in full by last day of July (September start date) or November (February start dates) AND first year tuition fees paid in full by the end of the enrolment period or in two instalments. Please see our fee regulations for additional payment options and conditions.

UCA Impact Scholarships 

£2,000 each year 

BA (Hons) Fashion Design

BA (Hons) Fashion Atelier & Tailoring

BA (Hons) Fashion Branding & Communication

BA (Hons) Fashion Image & Styling

BA (Hons) Make-up & Hair Design

BA (Hons) Textiles

All international offer holders

Essay on impact of course on creative industries in their country, deposit paid in full by last day of July (September start date) or November (February start dates) AND first year tuition fees paid in full by the end of the enrolment period or in two instalments. Please see our fee regulations for additional payment options and conditions

Terms and conditions

Eligibility

  • Applicable for 2022-23 entry.
  • The scholarship cannot be combined with any other UCA scholarship.
  • Successful applicants will be expected to get involved in promotional activities.
  • There are a limited number of each scholarship available and they are awarded on a first come first serve basis so long as you meet the eligibility criteria and you have been nominated by an academic.

How to apply

The early-bird scholarship will be automatically awarded if you meet all the eligibility criteria.

For all other scholarships if you are not nominated by an academic member of staff at your interview you can apply directly using the International Scholarship Application Form.

Once you have submitted your application you will receive an automated email confirming your form submission.

Get in touch

Our dedicated team in the UK is here to help!

Sofia Wang

Sofia Wang

Senior International Officer (UK International)

sofia.wang@uca.ac.uk

Phone: +44(0)7972 735 454

WeChat ID: sofia-uca