University for the Creative Arts

  • Rank: 71/131 Sunday Times University League Table 2021. TEF Gold
  • Address: UCA Farnham Falkner Road Farnham GU9 7DS Campuses in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham and Rochester
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • International Office Contact name: UCA use Global University Systems (GUS - which is changing its name to InUni) We do not deal direct with the University. Sini Nair, Business Development Manager
  • International Office Contact Email: sini.nair@inuniglobal.com
  • International Office Contact Telephone: +91 79947 91119
  • Accommodation Office Contact Email: sini.nair@inuniglobal.com
  • Accommodation Office Contact Phone: +91 79947 91119
  • Tuition Fee Range: £12,000 - £15,000
  • Scholarships: £3000 automatic scholarship for Indian students. Will be mentioned in offer letters https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/scholarships/ To pay the "discounted fee" listed on the website the student must prepay all their tuition fees before the start of the course.
  • Additional Info: CONTRACT COVERS A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES INCLUDING INDIA, PAKISTAN. SRI LANKA, UAE AND BANGLADESH ARE NOT MENTIONED ON THE LIST SO CONTACT LUKE IF YOU HAVE STUDENTS FROM THESE COUNTRIES HOW TO APPLY (method changed on 22 March 22) Following your feedback from previous intakes and in order to streamline the admissions process to ensure students receive conditional offers sooner there has been a change to application procedure Application process: Step 1: Submit a simplified registration form for UCA brand via GUS Gateway Portal gusgateway.com entering your students details. If you have any issues with your access to GUS Gateway please feel free to reach out to your relevant business developer for further support. Step 2: Submit a full application via the following link going by your student’s chosen course specific page All Courses | University for the Creative Arts (uca.ac.uk) ensuring that your select InUni (a company of Global University Systems ) within “Enter if agency is being used” section so that we can track your application and allocate it to your agency from our side once the offer has been issued Documents upload process: You will no longer need to upload documents via GUS Gateway. Instead once your students receive their UCA id they will be able to access UCA applicant portal Log in to the portal (ucreative.ac.uk) using password they initially created when submitting their UCA application form. Once students receive their conditional offer letter they will be able to upload their documents within UCA applicant portal which includes portfolio, academic documents, proof of English and other required documents. Please ensure you follow the guidelines (see "instructions for uploading to the applicant portal new" on here) on uploading documents and portfolio and don’t forget to submit your documents once you have uploaded them fully. You can always save your documents within UCA applicant portal before submitting them if you haven’t yet arranged all required documents. If applicants have any problems with uploading documents via UCA applicant portal, please contact UCA applicant portal team on applicantportal@uca.ac.uk. If applicants have any questions in regards with their specific application, they can contact admissions team internationaladmissions@uca.ac.uk GUS GATEWAY PORTAL To sign in to the GUS portal please use the username and password details below https://gusglobal.force.com/agentportals/s/gus-institutions Username: applications@connect2counsellors.com Password: $C2c@2022 ENTRY CRITERIA AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTS Please refer to the attached PDF on "entry criteria" English language information is contained on the PDF or you can copy and paste the link below into your browser: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international/language-requirements-support/ Note that 12th standard english exemption is not given to applicants from the Punjab or Haryana. They will need to do IELTS. CREDIBILITY INTERVIEWS All applicants to UCA will have a credibility interview which will take about 45 minutes. See attached PDF document with mock questions. The students record their answers and UCA will view the video and make a decision within 3 - 5 working days. To book a credibility interview use the new link for UCA below: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/INUNIINTERVIEWS@gus.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/JhQX848kp0C3XSQDsUy6Zw2 Some students will have a Pre CAS interview run by UCA. See attached PDF with pre CAS questions. This is a live interview over the internet with a member of staff at UCA. Only students where there are concerns over their application eg English will be given one of these interviews. DEPOSITS The deposit is £4,500 MBA This course requires 2 years work experience. GAPS IN STUDY For UG students there can be a gap of up to 2 years and for PG students a gap of up to 4 years. There are exceptions if a strong case can be made eg very experienced student wanting to do their MBA. INDIAN STUDENTS AT UCA There are around 100+ students from India at UCA
  • Commission(%): 20 - 25%
  • Commission(Additional Information): UG COURSES 1 - 10 students = 20% 11 -40 students = 22.5% >41 students = 25% PG COURSES 1 - 25 students = 20% 26 - 74 students = 22.5% >75 students = 25% PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH 10% commission ADDITIONAL BONUS If 30 or more students are recruited in one academic year (ug or pg) for UCA an additional bonus of £100 per each student will be paid.

Luke Jeffers

19/10/2021

We would need a filled out form (UCA Authorisation for GUS Representation form) and an email confirmation from the student’s personal email id on agent change which we then need to discuss with the initial agent within 48 hours to ensure they are no longer in touch with the student. Regards Sini Nair FORM IS ATTACHED TO THE DB

Luke Jeffers

16/11/2021

Dear Valid Partners, Greetings for the day! As we are fast approaching the spring 2022 intake(feb 2022) ,I would like to have your attention on the recent changes on UCA’S entry requirements, deposit payments and extra financial aids approved by UCA on top of GBP 2750 scholarship . English Acceptance Tests IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, Oxford International Test, 12th grade English 70% min for English waiver(all boards except Punjab and Haryana market) Study Gaps Bachelors- 5 years Masters- 10 years (CV and SOP is mandatory for long gaps and will be audited by UCA’s compliance team ) Scholarship/Bursaries GBP 2750 Instalment option 50-50 option on tuition fees Additional discount Initial Deposit Full tuition fee payment one shot before enrolment - Additional 4% Discount +2750 (No 50-50 instalment option here) GBP 4500

Luke Jeffers

09/12/2021

Password has changed for logging in applications to $C2c2022$

Luke Jeffers

10/02/2022

Please find few updates and reminders on UCA for the upcoming intake to help you with students recruitment: Please find UCA course list attached listing international tuition fees as well as tuition fees for students from India after scholarship. Please kindly note UCA has approved an increased scholarship of £3000 for students from India for September 2022 intake! This will be automatically applied to your students unconditional offer letters. In case if you already received an unconditional offer which includes a previous scholarship of £2750 please kindly reach out to your relevant business developer so that an amendment can be actioned for your student. This is a kind reminder that: Students interviews accepted for February 2022 intake by UCA will not need to interview again for the September 2022 intake. However, students that have been previously interviewed for 2021 intakes should be asked to re-interview. Students that were previously marked as failed interview by InUni for any of the intakes will have an opportunity for a re-interview once from 01.02.2022 up to 15.04.2022 if they are now deferring to September 2022 intake. Students that have been previously marked as cheating will not be granted this opportunity. Please work closely with your relevant business developer to ensure your students are well prepared and have mock interviews before booking their suitability interviews. Please kindly ensure you include correct UCA id and course details when making interview bookings. UCA Suitability Interviews (office365.com) Please kindly note an update on academic entry requirement for PG applicants from India: Successful completion of your Bachelor's degree (minimum three years) with minimum 55% from a recognised university in India. Please note that currently there is no change to MOI and study gap requirements and they remain the same as for February 22 intake - MOI can be accepted on its own (without any additional requirement of HSC%) for India applicants (except applicants who completed education in from Punjab and Haryana) “You have achieved a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university (according to NARIC), where the Method of Instruction was entirely in English (teaching and assessment). MOI is not accepted for applicants who have completed their education from Punjab or Haryana, India.” Please also note that previous entry criteria is also still applicable so students can provide 70% in English from Indian Standard class XII on its own in order for their English to be waived (this excludes Punjab and Haryana boards as well as Foundation students) Please kindly remind all the students that they should ensure to select appropriate English language method from the drop down menu which will pop up when the student books their suitability interview UCA Suitability Interviews (office365.com). Failure to do so or incorrect information may lead to delays with application processing or other issues. Graphical user interface, text, application, email Description automatically generated A kind reminder on Study Gaps UG – up to 5 years Study Gap allowed PG – up to 10 years Study Gap allowed Please note that however applications between 6-10 years study gap will need to be audited by UCA Compliance team and students need to demonstrate strong reasons behind the length of this break as well as why they are returning to studies now etc. So please kindly ensure CV and any additional documents demonstrating this are provided accordingly. Any cases where study gap is 10 years would also need to provide Personal Statement. Please kindly note their Suitability interview recording will not be reviewed by UCA without Personal Statement. Please note that UCA is currently reviewing online English tests being accepted. Meanwhile please refer to the link below for English tests being accepted by UCA. English Language Requirements | University for the Creative Arts (uca.ac.uk) We will keep you posted if any further updates on entry requirements Please note that a course name of the International Foundation course is changed to the International Foundation in Creative Practices in September 2022. Gradate Diploma no longer runs from September 2022, but UCA provides the Postgraduate courses with integrated International Pre-masters option https://www.uca.ac.uk/study/levels-of-study/integrated-international-pre-masters/ . The entry requirement of these courses are the same as Graduate Diploma used to require. If the applicant is still interested in joining UCA, please kindly guide them to the PGT courses with integrated International Pre-masters and let us know which course they want to defer to in Sep2022. Thank you for your continuous support and cooperation and here is to a successful September 2022 intake!

Luke Jeffers

22/03/2022

Following the update from the UKVI we just want to provide you with the update on our qualification assessment changes for Bachelor’s degree Provisional Certificates for admissions onto Postgraduate degrees at UCA, Sep2022 intake applicants. UCA continues to accept a Provisional certificate for both making an offer unconditional and CAS but it needs to satisfy one of the below to be sufficient: The applicant needs to provide both a Provisional certificate issued less than 2 academic years (on/after 1 Sep 2019 for Sep2022 intake) and Transcripts, AND one of these must confirm that the degree/qualification is awarded/obtained/conferred/successful completion with the final Division/Class. For a Provisional certificate issued longer than 2 academic years (the issue date before 1 Sep 2018 for Feb2022 intake and before 1 Sep 2019 for Sep2022 intake) or from a region that doesn’t normally issue them (Americas for example despite being issued within 2 academic years), the applicant needs to provide a letter/email from their university/institution explaining the reason, AND; a letter/email should show a reason for delays in their final certificate issuance. In this case, please pass a scan of a provisional certificate, transcripts and a letter to IA. Note: If a letter shows it’s due to an unsuccessful outcome of their final qualification/degree achievement/award, their qualification can’t be accepted. If none of the qualification documents (a provisional certificate and transcripts) shows confirmation of a degree/qualification award at all, the applicant needs to provide a scan of an official letter from the degree-awarding body or their degree study institution confirming a degree/qualification has been awarded, which needs to be signed on an official headed paper. When UCA team processes Feb2022 intake’s CASes for those who have provided a provisional certificate as their qualification evidence, before CAS assignment, they will check if the above is satisfied. If not, UCA will request an additional document as needed. Please kindly ensure your students provide documents which meet the requirements accordingly. Thank you for your continued support.