The University of the Creative Arts

The University of the Creative Arts



Creativity makes global communities more vibrant, more innovative, more human. Which is why, for 160 years, the University for the Creative Arts has been a passionate advocate for creative education and research. UCA is the UK’s highest-ranked creative specialist university, offering courses in Architecture, Crafts, Fashion, Graphic Design, Illustration, Fine Art, Photography, Film, Media, the Performing Arts and Creative Business. But that’s not the whole story. UCA’s goal is to inspire people to use their creativity to drive change, overcome challenges and improve the lives of others. The University’s campuses – from those in Surrey and Kent, to our homes within partner organisations such as the Royal School of Needlework, Maidstone Television Studios, and our specialist institute in Xiamen, China – are inclusive and dynamic environments that all have one thing in common: they are places to forge inspiring partnerships, make work with purpose and build real solutions to human problems across the globe – whether that’s as part of a vibrant research community, or on a creative course. If you decide to join UCA, you’ll be joining a diverse community of creative people from across the globe. You’ll work with creative experts, use your talent to make a positive impact on the world around you, build a professional network that stays with you throughout your career, and develop the skills you need to make your mark in your creative field. Because everyone is different, UCA will tailor your experience to help you forge your own path, reach your goals and design a career that inspires you. That's why you’ll find UCA students, staff and graduates making waves in every corner of the creative industries. They're making fashion more inclusive, inventing new sustainable materials, using art to change perspectives, and winning awards – from Golden Globes to Pulitzers.

Scholarship value

up to 25%

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Award Type

Non-competitive award


    Our students have access to an ever-expanding list of scholarships exclusively available to GEMS pupils. These scholarships open doors to top universities worldwide, because we strongly believe that financial strains shouldn’t stand in the way of a student pursuing his or her dreams.

    To explore the scholarship options in more details, you can: 

    1. Explore the university profiles below and enquire directly with the university or representative by submitting your details in their dedicated enquiry forms below
    2. Make the most of your free access to Unifrog to discover the full details of the scholarships whilst you search and compare subjects, study destinations and rankings and much, much more.
    3. View university events available in the UAE and online which may be relevant to your needs – this is a great way to learn first-hand from institutions about the options available:
    4. Enquire with your dedicated University Guidance Counsellor at your school  You can also connect with our pre-vetted external counselling providers for additional, specialist support. View here (links to external counselling service pages when ready)
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