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Office for Students Information

UAL’s registration with The Office for Students (OfS) includes requirements to make certain information public.  The links below provide those items of information

OfS: Student Protection Plan

Information about how the University protects students’ interests in the event of unforeseen changes that may affect study.

OfS: Refund and Compensation Policy

Details of the circumstances under which UAL would refund fees.

OfS: Transfer Policy

There may be instances where students have started their degree at a different university and would like to transfer to complete their studies at UAL. This may be due to a change in personal circumstances.

UAL is committed to supporting students who are considering transfer. We accept students transferring from other universities for both undergraduate and postgraduate entry on a case-by-case basis and if places are available.

If a student wishing to undertake a transfer they must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently be studying on a course in an equivalent subject area;
  • Have covered sufficiently similar content to that of our first year students;
  • Successfully completed 120 credits (undergraduate) or 60 credits (postgraduate) at the time of entry, in the equivalent units/modules on their current course and demonstrate the potential to succeed on the course. Offer of admission will be conditional until official documentation (e.g. university transcript) of credits successfully completed has been received;
  • Meet current requirements for UAL to sponsor their visa if required.

If you are an international student considering an external transfer to UAL, please contact UAL Student Services to discuss immigration requirements.

External Transfer for Undergraduate Students

If you feel you meet these requirements then please apply to the course as outlined on the course webpage as early as possible (transfer students normally apply when their first term/semester results are published) and we can then assess your eligibility and consider your application. Please be aware you will need to select your 'point of entry' as year two.

On your application please include:

  • The exact name of the award you are studying towards;
  • The institution at which you are studying;
  • The units/modules you have taken.

External Transfer for Postgraduate Students

If you feel you meet these requirements then please apply directly to the course via the course webpage as early as possible (transfer students normally apply when their first term/semester results are published) and we can then assess your eligibility and consider your application. Please be aware you will need to select your 'point of entry' as year one and indicate in your application that you are applying with credit.

On your application please include:

  • The exact name of the award you are studying towards;
  • The institution at which you are studying;
  • The units/modules you have taken.

This information will enable us to make a more informed decision as to whether the content that you have studied is to an appropriate level for entry to the course. Please be aware that you must meet all of the above requirements, otherwise your application is unlikely to be successful.

All applications are referred to the Admissions Service who will consider your application in conjunction with the Course Admissions Tutor. You will be informed of the outcome of your application via UCAS or email.


UAL will produce a transcript to assist any UAL students seeking transfer to another institution.

If you are a current UAL student and wish to transfer to another course within UAL please refer to UAL course transfer guidance