International applications

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.

If you are from a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, and you wish to apply for a full-time undergraduate course, you will need to apply through UCAS.

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 courseIf 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’.

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.

We will consider equivalent qualifications from your home country for entry onto our pre-degree, Bachelor’s and Master’s courses. Take a look at information about the non-UK qualifications we accept and information about our English language requirements

For more useful information you can also take a look at our International study page. 

Need help with your application?

Our network of agents are here to help you with your application. You can find details about your in-country representatives on our country listings page.

Additional info:

If you have any questions about the admissions process or your application, please contact the International Admissions team.

Phone: + 44 (0) 1252 892838
Email: internationaladmissions@uca.ac.uk