Study Abroad

Find out about our Study Abroad programmes for international students

UAL welcomes students from all over the world to programmes in the arts, design, fashion, media, communication and performance, lasting from three weeks to a year.

Study abroad with us and immerse yourself in a world top 6 university for art and design, based at the heart of one of the world's creative capitals, London.

See the courses available on each programme

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    Integrated Study Abroad

    Study alongside local degree-seeking students for 1, 2, or 3 terms and fully integrate into UK student life.

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    Semester Study Abroad

    14 week semester programmes designed and tailored to incoming study abroad students that offers electives to suit individualised learning needs.

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    Summer Study Abroad

    Study for up to 8 weeks on one of our summer programmes with the option to take English language tuition before your course.

Customised programmes

We can customise a programme of any length, and at any time of the year, for groups of students from your university. This service is not available to individual students.

Contact us to find out more.

UAL Study Abroad

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  • Get a taste of @wimbledonual by studying abroad this summer on London Theatre: Behind the Scenes! You’ll learn all about costume, set, lighting and prop design as well as explore London’s famous theatre scene! #UALStudyAbroad #wimbledon . . . . . . #london #timeoutlondon #artschoollife #modern #theatre #theater #creative #thisislondon #shutup_london #londoner #iphonography #iphoneonly #focalmarked #theatrelife #theatrekid #studyabroad #travel
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  • London’s many garden squares are perfect for spending an afternoon or cheeky break between class in the sun ☀️! @lcflondon_ and @lcfstudyabroad students will recognise Lincoln’s Inn Fields which is just behind High Holborn! #ualstudyabroad #britishsummertime . . . . . . #london #heatwave #seeitsnotalwaysgray #summer #studyabroad #green #field #iphoneonly #lcf #lcfstudyabroad #trees #londonfashion #londoner #symmetry #cheekysymmetry
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  • BAM-BOO A Solo Show by Claire Nichols ArtWorks Project Space Barbican Arts Group Trust 114 Blackhorse Lane E17 6AA Private View: Thursday 26 April, 6-9pm Exhibition Open: 27-29 April 2017, 12-6pm daily BAM-BOO is a solo show by Claire Nichols at the ArtWorks Project Space, Barbican Arts Group Trust (BAGT). The exhibition brings together new tactile and geometric compositions using existing materials gathered from the area surrounding the BAGT and accumulated over time from different studios and artist residencies. Treating the relations between these found objects more like aspects of an organism than an installation, this body of work materialises a process that has no clear ending. Nichols is interested in improvisation and movement, and each composition she creates is balanced and temporary; open to new configurations. Each day of the exhibition the viewer will witness a new iteration, as the organism shifts, collapses and renews. In this way, Nichols blurs the line between studio and gallery and proposes that the gallery becomes a site of interrogation with regards to the creative process, both for the artist and the viewer. Claire Nichols was awarded this solo show as the First Prize Winner of the ArtWorks Open 2017, selected by Florence Peake and Tai Shani. Exhibitions and performances include arebyte, London; Enclave Lab, London; David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Art on the Underground, London; FormContent, London; Centre Cultural la Mercè, Girona; TwoHotel, Bahia; and Despina, Rio de Janeiro. Nichols was artist in residence at the Florence Trust between 2016-17 and her work is included in the Chelsea Special Collections and Goldsmiths Women’s Art Library.
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  • Congratulations to all of our @lcfstudyabroad Spring Semester students who finished last week! We hope you all have safe travels back home! Keep in touch! #ualstudyabroad #lcfstudyabroad
  • Elephant and Castle, home to @lcclondon, is already looking bright and sunny! Think of how nice it will be this summer! #ualstudyabroad #britishsummer . . . . . . #elephantandcastle #studyabroadbecause #traveldeeper #studyabroadlife #allthingsabroad #studyabroad #travel #london #thisislondon
  • Congratulations to our BA Fine Art Semester students at Central Saint Martins who put on a fantastic show last night! See some of the highlights here and in our story! @csmshortcourses @csm_news #ualstudyabroad #fineart
  • CSM BA Fine Arts Study Abroad invites you to Sixth Toe: Ephemeral Infrastructures For one night only, on Wednesday 4th April, 6-9pm, Aidan Huntington, Eliana Sanne-Villegas, Laure Hocine, Shich Cheng, Siqi Chen, Michael Hannan, Yan Luo and Jack Pavletic will show new work at Lincoln Projects. Testing dialogues between art and architecture, new structures have been created to transform works and give them a new relationship with the repurposed site of an ex-car mechanics' garage. This is a collaboration between Lincoln Projects and the CSM BA Fine Art Study Abroad programme, led by Claire Nichols and visiting artist and architect Javier Chozas. #ualstudyabroad
  • Our European Art History students are in Berlin! 🇩🇪 . . Visiting the Reichstag building - keep travelling, keep learning! . . #berlin #reichstag #focalmarked #fashiondesign #iphoneonly #thisisberlin #modern #fashion #fashionable #contemporary #sketch #fineart #ink #paint #modernart #iphoneography #draw #arte #creative #instaart #ualstudyabroad #travelgram #studyinspiration
  • FREE From homelessness to international street artist. On 16 April, learn how to set up the career infrastructure you need to thrive with @stikstudio! Book at http://bit.ly/stikmasterclass OPEN TO UAL STUDENTS ONLY . . . . #stikart #stik #ualstudyabroad #instagood #art #iphoneography #unlimitedlondon #thisislondon #seemycity #london_only #streetmobs #streetmeetina #urbanandsteeet #meistershots #focalmarked #creative #instaartist
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  • Bookbinding is one of the many electives you can choose to study on the Free Elective Semester Programme at Central Saint Martins! See more work from the FESP fashion students @csm_fesp_fashion! #ualstudyabroad . . . . . . #focalmarked #graphicdesign #iphonesia #shutup_london #unlimited_london #sculpture #csm #iphoneonly #thisislondon #modern #fashion #londoncalling #contemporaryart #contemporary #sketch #artgallery #fineart #ink #paint #modernart #london_only #iphoneography #draw #arte #creative #instaart #tbt
  • Now that it’s *almost* warm and sunny, it’s time to start planning for summer! Why not come to London and study with us! #ualstudyabroad #summerstudyabroad #britishsummertime . . . . . #focalmarked #abstractart #iphonesia #shutup_london #unlimited_london #sculpture #streetart #iphoneonly #thisislondon #modern #painting #londoncalling #contemporaryart #contemporary #sketch #artgallery #fineart #ink #paint #modernart #london_only #iphoneography #draw #arte #creative #instaart #spring
  • It’s officially #springtime in London! Have you gotten your ☔️ yet?#aprilshowers#ualstudyabroad . . . . . . #focalmarked #abstractart #iphonesia #shutup_london #unlimited_london #sculpture #streetart #iphoneonly #thisislondon #modern #painting #londoncalling #contemporaryart #contemporary #sketch #artgallery #fineart #ink #paint #modernart #london_only #iphoneography #draw #arte #creative #instaart