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Clearing for international students

Find out all the information you need to apply for an arts, design, architecture, performance or media course as an international student.

Undergraduate courses

How to apply

You can apply for any undergraduate courses online via UCAS and or you can apply to the University via an application form available on request from

Apply via UCAS (opens in a new window)

Entry requirements

International students are required to hold an English language qualification. Students should have a minimum IELTS exam score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each section.

We also accept some alternative English language qualifications. Find a full list of accepted English language qualifications.

Undergraduate academic requirements

Year 1 entry

For Year 1 entry we are looking for students with grades equivalent to the examples below. Contact our International Team today to check if we accept your grades or check the accepted qualifications for international students here.

Qualification exampleRequirement
A levelsFor BA courses – B, C, C
For BSc courses – B, C, C
DiplomaGPA of 3.0 or higher in relevant subject area
International Baccalaureate26 points
Foundation Diploma in Art & DesignPass

Find the accepted qualifications for your country.

Year 0 entry

We offer an Integrated Foundation Year across all of our undergraduate courses. They have lower academic requirements to the typical three year degrees. Check the entry requirements for Year 0 by contacting the International Office.

Portfolios and auditions

To complete your application, for the majority of our courses, you will need to submit a digital portfolio of creative work (BA Acting requires an online audition). We will also ask you to respond to four written interview questions. You can find portfolio / audition advice on each of the course pages. The International Office will be able to guide you through this process.

  • Calling about a current application, you will speak with our Admissions Team.
  • Looking to apply for one of our courses, you will speak with a member of our academic team to discuss your application in a short telephone interview.

Need help? Chat to our friendly recruitment team

We are pleased to work with you to discuss your questions at any stage of the application process.

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For further information about anything on this page call +44 (0) 1603 756249. International Office: +44 (0) 1603 756249