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Arts University Plymouth

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The smart alternative to applying direct for a degree at Arts University Plymouth and the easy way to find programs that match your eligibility and aspirations

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Plymouth, UK
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Study abroad at Arts University Plymouth

Founded in 1856, Arts University Plymouth (AUP) is a leading art school run by artists and designers for future creatives. It’s home to a dynamic community of bright artistic minds from all over the world - it’s an excellent place to study.

The University offers a variety of excellent programs across a number of creative disciplines. International students can study courses like fine art, fashion design, photography, graphic communication, and more.

Overseas students have the privilege of learning at AUP’s state-of-the-art campus and have access to outstanding facilities. It’s home to an array of creative studios, social areas, and impressive workspaces to name a few.

Find & apply to programs at Arts University Plymouth

Find programs you love that match your needs & aspirations, where you stand a high chance of acceptance.

Program level

Why study at Arts University Plymouth

  • Small classes

    Learn from experienced specialists

  • Top destination

    The UK is a popular country to study in

  • Networking opportunities

    Connect with industry professionals

  • Funding student success

    £13m invested into facilities and workshop spaces since 2020

Life as an international student

The University welcomes students from all over the world and offers a vibrant, supportive, and friendly student community. You’re bound to make many friends and connections during your student journey at AUP.

AUP has links with a number of accommodation providers - there’s a wealth of housing options available to suit different preferences and budgets. Convenient, clean, and safe residences are available to find.

Staff at the University are dedicated to making overseas students feel welcome and supported during their time at AUP. Whether you need help with filling out a form or need assistance with settling into your new surroundings, no problem is too big or small.

Student Life & Facilities

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  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Family Planning
    • Emergency Contraception
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Library
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Museum
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Computer labs
  • Transport
    • Airport Shuttle Service
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
    • Bars
    • Restaurants
  • Praying Rooms
    • Skills classes
    • Workshops
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
    • Individual Praying Rooms
  • Tutoring Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
  • Clubs & Organisations
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Fees and funding


Internal Progression Scholarship £300 cash scholarship to students who progress directly from one of our UAL Extended Diplomas or a UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design onto a three or four-year undergraduate degree in Autumn 2022 at Arts University Plymouth.

Alumni Progression Award 15% discount on MA or MFA program's fees for Undergraduate, Pre-Degree and Foundation Diploma in Art & Design graduates, who go on to postgraduate study with the Arts University Plymouth.

Short Course Progression Award 10% discount on MA or MFA program's fees for anyone who has completed a Short Course with the Arts University Plymouth

Scholarships of up to £2,000 per year may be available for international students, subject to eligibility and availability.

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: from £11,500 to £16,500 per year
  • Postgraduate tuition: £16,500 per year


Arts University Plymouth

Tavistock Pl, Plymouth PL4 8AT, UK

Plymouth is a gorgeous city in southwest England. It’s a vibrant place with so much to experience. International students living and studying in Plymouth are surrounded by great restaurants, shops, nature spots, and social venues.

Visa requirements for Arts University Plymouth

Many international students will require a visa to study in the UK, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying

UK student visa requirements