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Coronavirus information for applicants

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Guidance for applicants during the Coronavirus pandemic.

We want to do everything we can to support our applicants during the Coronavirus pandemic. Read on for essential information about making your application, and what to expect along the way.

Making an application

If you’re hoping to study with us in 2021/22 and haven’t yet applied, you should make your application as soon as you can.

How and when to apply depends on the course(s) you’ve chosen and sometimes where you’re applying from. Our application process is unaffected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

If you’ve started an application, you should meet the deadlines given to you. If applicable, this includes submitting your digital portfolio using a tool called PebblePad.

If the Coronavirus pandemic means you might miss any submission deadlines, contact our Admissions Service using your UAL Portal as soon as possible to discuss your options.

Information for disabled applicants: Our Disability Service offers advice at any stage of the application process. Read our Disability and dyslexia: applying for a course and joining UAL guidance for details.

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design applicants

Our Foundation Diploma in Art and Design course is offered at Camberwell College of Arts and Central Saint Martins.

Application deadline: 1pm (UK time) Wednesday 31 March 2021

Portfolio submission deadline: Varies by tuition fee status. Check the date given in your invitation to submit your digital portfolio using PebblePad.

Pre-degree applicants for London College of Communication

Pre-degree courses offered at London College of Communication are:

Applications are considered throughout the year until the course is full.

Pre-degree applicants for London College of Fashion

Pre-degree courses offered at London College of Fashion are:

Application deadline: 6pm (UK time) Monday 15 March 2021

Portfolio submission deadline: Within two weeks of receiving your invitation to submit your digital portfolio using PebblePad.

Undergraduate course applicants

Application deadline:

  • The deadline for equal consideration was 6pm (UK time) Friday 29 January 2021.
  • Some of our undergraduate courses are  still accepting applications.Check the 'Making your application section' on the page for your chosen course for details.
  • If you're applying to us through UCAS the final deadline to apply (if the course remains open for applications) is Wednesday 30 June 2021.
  • Note: Now the deadline for equal consideration has passed, our undergraduate courses can close for new applications at any time. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible if you're interested in a course that's accepting applications.

Portfolio submission deadline: Varies by course and when you applied. Check the date given in your invitation to submit your digital portfolio using PebblePad.

If the Coronavirus pandemic means you might miss the portfolio submission deadline given to you, contact our Admissions Service using your UAL Portal as soon as possible to discuss your options.

Postgraduate course applicants

Application and portfolio submission deadlines vary by course. Check the ‘Making your application’ section on the page for your chosen course.

Getting a decision on your application

We are doing everything we can to make application decisions as quickly as possible. We know it’s not easy waiting to hear news. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, we now review applications entirely online. We will let you know the outcome of your application as soon as we can.

If you make an undergraduate application to us through UCAS by Friday 29 January 2021, you’ll receive our decision by Thursday 20 May 2021. Visit UCAS key dates for more information.

Responding to your study offer

You should respond to your study offer by the deadline given in your offer letter (sent by email). If the Coronavirus pandemic means you might miss the deadline, contact our Admissions Service using your UAL Portal as soon as possible to discuss your options.

Meeting the conditions of your study offer

If you have a conditional study offer, you must meet the conditions by the deadline given in your offer letter (sent by email). This includes providing any qualification results and/or certificates.

If because of disruption to your examinations and/or qualifications you are unable to meet any of your study offer conditions, you must contact our Admissions Service using your UAL Portal as soon as possible to discuss your options.

Contacting our Admissions Service

The best way to contact our Admissions Service is:

  1. Log in to your UAL Portal.
  2. Go to ‘my Applications’.
  3. Select ‘Contact us’.

Because we are following UK Government advice, everyone in our Admissions team is working from home. Please only contact us using your UAL Portal. Do not try to telephone.

It may take longer than usual to get back to you, but we will contact you as soon as we can.

Remember, if you have applied through one of our in-country representatives, you can also contact them for advice.