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Welcome to UAL!

Use this online guide to get useful information throughout your UAL journey. There is a lot to learn when starting a University; regardless of your background, age, or if you've studied at a University before. You may even find this information useful if you're already a UAL student returning for another year.

Find all essential information in the following guide, from how to enrol on your course and what you need to do before arriving, to some of the amazing resources and support you can access at UAL.

We hope this information is helpful and we look forward to continuing your creative journey with us!

Students walking together across campus
Photography: Alys Tomlinson

Your study offer

Congratulations once again on your offer to study with us. Here's what to do next now you've got an offer:

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    Colourful letters by Mo Zhou, MA Graphic Branding and Identity
    Respond to your offer

    Accept your study offer and meet any conditions we've given you

  • Students studying at the Language Centre
    Students studying at the Language Centre
    Take an English language test

    If we've asked you to prove your language ability, take a test and let us know your results

  • Map with string at group Work at Visible Justice Exhibition
    Photography: Lewis Bush
    Apply for a visa

    If you need a visa, you can start your visa application after you've received a CAS number from us

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    Halls of residence: Manna Ash House | Copyright holder: Ideal Insight
    Plan your accommodation

    Check out Accommodation Services if you need to apply for UAL Halls or need advice on private renting

Enrolling and arriving

Once you've accepted your offer, find out what you need to know to plan your arrival at UAL. We suggest you read the following information a couple of months before your course starts.

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    Charlie Bartlett working on his laptop, Undergraduate (BA) Production Arts for Screen: Technical Arts Specialism, Wimbledon | Photography: Alys Tomlinson

    Find out how and when to enrol as a new or returning student

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    MA Jewellery Design, CSM | Photography: Alys Tomlinson
    Arrival essentials

    What you need to do and think about before arriving

  • Student looking amazed next to a black cab
    Photography by Jieying Shao
    Coming to the UK

    Joining us from another country? Find all the info you need

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    Babett Kürschner, Around LCC and Studio, BA (Hons) Public Relations, LCC | Photography: Alys Tomlinson
    Life in London

    Tips and guides for the big city!

Welcoming you to UAL

Once you've arrived in London, there is so much to start exploring at UAL. Here you can find all the information about what your life at UAL will be like and the support you can get. We recommend reading these sections a couple of weeks before your course starts.

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    Copyright holder: UAL
    Explore UAL

    Find out who we are and what we value

  • A student working on a computer in the digital lap
    Photography: Alys Tomlinson
    Get connected

    Stay in the know and get your IT sorted

  • UAL Study Abroad students on a London Treasure Hunt
    Photography: Jieying Shao
    Join the community

    Start meeting people and attend events

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    Photography: Alys Tomlinson
    Get support

    We're here for you if you need us

Join your College

While studying at UAL you will be a part of one of our outstanding Colleges or Institutes. Find out more information about starting your studies at: