The MassArt International Exchange Programs are full immersion programs at one of our reciprocal exchange partner host institutions. Students enroll directly in the host institution abroad but pay MassArt tuition and fees. Most forms of financial aid apply, but it is important to check with the financial aid office for more information. Be sure to visit our website for more information on the steps to study abroad.
University for the Creative Arts (UCA) is located in the United Kingdom, and is comprised of four campuses clustered around Kent County. About an hour drive from London, these UCA campuses are based in the cities of Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, and Rochester. Home to the historic Canterbury Cathedral and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kent is a picturesque region filled with English cottages and medieval architecture. It is also one of the warmest areas of Britain, though seasonal temperatures are not as extreme as they are in Boston.
Online Application • Portfolio • Scanned Copy of Passport (Front Cover & Photo Page) • Academic Transcript • IEC Nomination
Please note: You may not apply to an outside program until a completed IEC Semester Away Learning Agreement has been submitted to the IEC.
Term 1: September - January
Term 1 Deadline: April 16th
Term 2: January - May
Term 2 Deadline: October 15th
Credit and Classes:
Students on exchange at UCA generally take a full semester course load and receive 24-30 ECTS credits (12-15 US credits). Majors at UCA are usually referred to as “Courses” and classes as “Units”.
Please refer to the course catalog for a complete list of courses available to exchange students. The list is subject to change.
Exchange students at UCA may not take third year units (classes) at any campus, combine courses (majors), or choose modules from more than one course.
Where Students Live:
Once accepted to UCA, the host institution coordinates approved accommodation on or off campus.
All students on exchange find accommodation however accommodation is never guaranteed by the host institution and is fully the student’s responsibility.
Costs to Consider:
In addition to paying MassArt tuition and fees, you should consider the additional costs of studying abroad. You are responsible for purchasing plane tickets, housing, health and travel insurance, food, additional local travel and personal expenses. It may be against visa regulations in your study abroad country for you to work. If you are allowed to work, it may be difficult to to find short-term employment. Be prepared!
Projected cost of living can be found here.
More information about the UCA exchange can be found here.
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This is accurate as of April 4th, 2018 according to the host institution. Be aware that details can change at any time and it's best to get details from the host institution.