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Welcome to International Students

International Big Welcome
International Big Welcome

A message from the Associate Dean

“Studying at university in a different country to your own is both a brave and exciting thing to do.

You will be joining a multinational, multicultural, creative community in one of the world’s most stimulating and exciting capitals.

University of the Arts London (UAL) is a vibrant community of 19,000 students from more than 130 countries. It’s located in one of the best cities in the world for art and design, with lots of opportunities to make the most of student life.

Make sure you download our Guide for International Students, packed full of useful information – from what not to pack, to what London, UAL and the Arts Students’ Union has to offer to help you settle into your new home. We hope this guide will answer your questions and give you some ideas about how to make the most of your experience with us at UAL.

We look forward to welcoming you!”

Helen Mcallister

Associate Dean, International Student Experience

Next steps

Download a welcome guide

We’ve created a handy guide to help you settle in to your life as a new student.

Download your International Students Welcome Guide 2019-20 (PDF 2MB)


You must enrol each academic year to join or continue your course. The enrolment process consists of 2 important stages online enrolment and the enrolment event.

How to enrol

International Orientation Event

Don’t miss the International Orientation Event for our students coming from outside of the UK – packed full of activities, information, free food and other freebies.

Other useful services

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Big Welcome events

Information on all our welcome events including trips, socials and parties.

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Student life

Get involved in student groups and enjoy our facilities, services and offers.

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Language development

Information on a wide range of language development classes, workshops and one-to-one tutorials.

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International students and money

Information on international tuition fees, visas and living costs.

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Working while studying

Information on finding a part-time job, minimum hours you can work and how much you can earn.

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Academic support and research

Support available to make the most of your studies.