Accommodation for Study Abroad Students

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A variety of housing options are available to Study Abroad students which means you can choose a place to live that suits your budget and lifestyle.

UAL halls of residence - Semester and Integrated programmes

You will be guaranteed a place in University halls provided you apply by the given deadline. UAL halls of residence provide high-quality, self-catering accommodation across the capital. The majority of rooms are equipped with a shower and toilet, and you'll have access to a shared kitchen.

We hold allocations of rooms at 2 of UAL's newest halls:

Students joining our Summer Study Abroad programme can also apply to the following 3 halls of residence:

Our students tell us they feel very safe at the University, and your well-being is our top priority. All UAL residences 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.

UAL makes special arrangements for Study Abroad students and, where possible, you are allowed to take on a tenancy agreement that is shorter than normal. Note that these short-term tenancies are priced at a higher rate than the standard full-length tenancies. If you are offered a place in halls you will be asked to sign a tenancy agreement, which is a binding legal contract for the period of your stay.

To find out more and to apply for a place, visit UAL Accommodation

Private accommodation

Homestays and house shares

Living in a home stay is a great way to get an authentic taste of British life and is a popular choice for students who want to improve their English. Host families are based within safe residential areas within Zones 2 and 4 of the London transport network.

If you'd like a little more independence then you might prefer to join a house share, living with between 2 and 7 other students. All properties are based in London's Docklands area within Zone 2 of the transport network.

Find out more about home stays and house shares 

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.