Studying With Us

Adele Schelling talks about her Study Abroad experience at UAL

Find out about our Welcome Programme, accommodation options, and discover what our students says about the Study Abroad experience.

Welcome Programme

At the start of the term we run a Welcome Programme for new Study Abroad students. The Welcome Programme includes orientation sessions and a walking tour of Creative London. In the Autumn term, the Welcome Programme takes place within the context of the University-wide Freshers Week. 

London College of Fashion organises its own Orientation programme for their Study Abroad students. Please visit LCF's study abroad page for more information.

Accommodation for Study Abroad Students

Accommodation is guaranteed at a hall of residence (dorms or apartment) if you apply for a place by our deadline. University of the Arts London provides high quality self-catering accommodation in halls of residence across the capital. Almost all rooms have their own shower and toilet and share a kitchen. Our students tell us they feel very safe at the University, and your safety is our top priority. As a result, all our halls of residence have:

  • closed-circuit television (CCTV) inside and outside the building;
  • secure entry, for example by fob or card;
  • staff available and contactable 24 hours a day.

We hold allocations of rooms for Study Abroad students at two of our newest halls:

In addition, London College of Fashion contracts privately rented apartments specifically for LCF Study Abroad students.

UAL makes special arrangements for Study Abroad students and, where possible, you are allowed to take on a shorter than normal tenancy agreement at a halls of residence. If you do receive an offer of halls of residence accommodation you will be asked to sign a tenancy agreement, which is a binding legal contract for the period of your stay.

For further information on accommodation costs or short-term contracts, please contact the Study Abroad Office at

For information about private renting, please see the private accommodation section of our website. 

Summer accommodation

UAL offers a wide choice of short-stay accommodation for Summer Study Abroad students, including halls of residence, homestays, house shares and hotels. For further information and to make a booking, please visit our short-stay accommodation web pages

Short Courses

Study Abroad students can claim a 10% discount on a short course during their Study Abroad experience.

These specialist courses are usually run in the evenings, at weekends or during holiday periods. They are designed for all levels of learning and are a great opportunity to hone a new skill or develop a particular interest.

Students will learn how to claim their discount once they have been accepted onto a Study Abroad programme.