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Students in the Studio at Chelsea College of Arts during London Design Programme.
Photos by Hamish Chohan @ Central Saint Martins Short Courses

Advanced Fashion Design Summer Study Abroad Design Show (August 2017)

Students creating pottery for their integrated course.
Image courtesy of Monica Alcazar-Duarte

Student Making Pottery

Student and teacher in conversation
Image courtesy of Monica Alcazar-Duarte

Student Exhibition

London Design Programme student arriving at Chelsea College of Arts.
Image courtesy of UAL

London Design Programme Students

Students on a field trip during London Design Programme.
Image courtesy of UAL

London Design Programme Students

London College of Communication Summer Study Abroad Celebration
Image courtesy of Monica Alcazar-Duarte

London College of Communication Summer Study Abroad Celebration

Summer Study Abroad early-bird 10% off course fees

Take advantage of the early-bird booking offer, reducing the overall course fees by 10% for selected 2018 Summer Study Abroad courses. This early-bird offer ends 31 January 2018.

Applying to Study Abroad

The application process depends on which Study Abroad programme you would like to join. Below are instructions on how to apply for each programme.

Integrated or Semester Study Abroad programmes

For students applying to study abroad with the University of the Arts London, please complete the online application form. Find out more about the Eligibility and Entry Requirements to study abroad with UAL. 

Summer Study Abroad programmes

For students applying for Summer Study Abroad programmes, they must apply online by visiting the Summer Study Abroad course page. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

London College of Fashion applicants

For students wishing to study abroad for any Semester or Summer Study Abroad programme with the London College of Fashion, please visit the LCF Study Abroad page for further details regarding entry criteria and portfolio requirements.

Programme deadlines and application guidance

  • 31 May for September entry
  • 31 October for January entry

Eligibility and application criteria

To be eligible for the Semester or Integrated Study Abroad programme students must have:

  • Completed at least 1 year's study at an overseas higher education institution in a relevant undergraduate subject;
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA or the equivalent;
  • Meet the University of Arts London's English language requirement

English language requirements:

  • Be from a majority English speaking country or; 
  • Have studied for at least 1 year at a majority English speaking country university or; 
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency through achieving an IELTS score of 6.0 or above and with no less than 5.5 in each section. Certain courses require higher IELTs scores of 6.5, 7.0 or 7.5. 
  • Both LCF Study Abroad and Summer Study Abroad have varying IELTs entry requirements. 

Application supporting documents:

Before commencing with the application process, students intending to study abroad for any Semester or Integrated programme are advised to read the application guidance below and have all supporting documents available; these must be uploaded with the online application. The following documents are required for all colleges excluding the London College of Fashion:

  • 1 passport sized headshot images 
  • Copy of the picture page in your passport
  • 1 academic reference
  • Transcript of grades
  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio (students should refer to individual course descriptions when assembling this documentation. Please send work via a file-sharing site or on DVD or CD - do not send original work

See the courses available on each programme

  • Student working on an illustration at London College of Fashion
    Photography: Alys Tomlinson

    Integrated Study Abroad

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

  • Interior and spatial design student
    Image courtesy of Alys Tomlinson

    Semester Study Abroad

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

  • Footwear product design student working on a prototype at London College of Fashion
    Photography: Alys Tomlinson

    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.