Visiting Student Programmes

UAL offers 3 different options for research degree students who would like to visit us as part of their studies: the Visiting Student Programme, the Study Abroad Programme, and the Exchange Student Programme.

You can begin your visit to UAL with one of these programmes at one of 3 entry points throughout the year:

Entry pointApplication deadline
1 October1 July
1 January1 October
1 April1 January

To apply for one of these programmes, you must be currently studying for an MPhil or PhD at a Higher Education Institution (HEI) outside of the United Kingdom. Depending on your specific requirements, your choice of which programme to apply for will then be based on the following criteria:

The Visiting Student Programme is for students who:

  • Are currently studying for an MPhil or PhD at a Higher Education Institution (HEI) outside of the United Kingdom;
  • Would like to visit UAL for either 3 or 6 months as an ‘extra’ part of their research degree study.

The Study Abroad Programme is for students who:

  • Are currently studying for an MPhil or PhD at a Higher Education Institution (HEI) outside of the United Kingdom;
  • Would like to visit UAL for either 9 or 12 months as a substitute for one year of study at their home HEI.

The Exchange Student Programme is for students who:

  • Are currently studying for an MPhil or PhD at a Higher Education Institution (HEI) outside of the United Kingdom with which University of the Arts London has an agreed Exchange Programme in place;
  • Would like to visit UAL for either 3, 6, 9 or 12 months as an ‘extra’ part of their research degree study.

Apply online

Apply for the Visiting Research Programmes by selecting the college of your choice on our application page.