UAL Selection

Erasmus and International exchanges are not guaranteed. It is a competitive process and places at host institutions are limited.

Also, bear in mind that you will need to successfully pass the assessments at the end of the year you are currently enrolled in to be able to participate in an exchange the following year.

Students will be selected by the designated academic, based on their UAL Application file.

All elements included in your UAL Application file will be taken into consideration: personal statement, academic results, language proficiency (if required), portfolio (for CCW, CSM and LCF School of Design & Technology and School of Media and Communication only), oral presentation (LCF School of Management & Science only).

Note on Language requirements

Adequate level in the language of the host country will always be beneficial to your stay. Nevertheless, UAL has many partners where courses are taught in English and where a second language is not requested.

To check whether a host institution requires language proficiency or test results, you can go to the institution’s website or check on our map of partners. When clicking on a partner, you will most often find information on language requirements.

Balance between outgoing and incoming students

All exchange places are subject to an agreed balance of exchanging students between the home and host institution. If there are too many applicants for a particular destination, the designated academic for your course (Course leader, Programme Director, etc.) will be asked to decide who is likely to benefit most from the exchange. 

If you are willing to consider an alternative, some Colleges might be able to offer you another destination.

Selection results will be announced to all students who applied. Those students who made several choices and were successful, will be informed of their host institution. Students will need to send their Letter of Acceptance within one week of receiving it.

Please note that at this stage, you still do NOT have a guaranteed place on an exchange as your application now needs to be accepted by the host university. 

The UAL Application file seeks to secure approval of your application and intended study area from the designated academic for your course to proceed with a formal exchange application to ONE of your chosen host institutions, the outcome of which will be subject to their final decision.