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How to apply

Your course page will have the specific details you need to apply for your course.

This guide gives you a quick overview of:

  • what you'll find on your course page
  • different ways you can apply
  • where to get more help and advice
  • what happens next.
Student at a desk illustrating on a sketchbook
© Alys Tomlinson, Jessica Zimmerhansl working in the Studio, Case Study. MA Textile Design. Chelsea College of Arts. UAL.

1. Choose your course

You can:

Not sure? See what you can study at UAL

2. Read your course page

Your course page is where you apply from and it includes all the details you need on how to apply, including:

  • entry requirements - grades, qualifications, experience, skills, English language
  • how to apply - different ways to apply
  • documents you'll need - like portfolios, references or qualifications
  • application deadlines - the date you need to apply by
  • help and support - how UAL can support you
  • fees and funding - the cost of your course and where you can get funding.

3. Start your application

There are different ways to apply, depending on your fee status and the course level:

Home students

Pre-degree/Foundation

Apply directly to UAL using the online form on your course page.


Undergraduate

Apply through UCAS (University and Colleges Admission Service).


Postgraduate

Courses - apply directly to UAL using the online form on your course page.

Research degrees - see how to apply for an MPhil or PhD.

Open Courses

Apply directly to UAL using the online form on your course page.

International students

Pre-degree/Foundation

Undergraduate

  • Apply through UCAS with support from a UAL representative in your country. This is our recommended way to apply if you would like additional support and guidance throughout the application process.
  • Or apply directly through UCAS.

Postgraduate

Courses - apply with support from a UAL representative in your country or use the online form on your course page.

Research degrees - see how to apply for an MPhil or PhD.

Open Courses

Apply directly to UAL using the online form on your course page.


Find out more about how to apply as an international student.

4. Supporting documents

Check your course page to see which documents you'll need to submit. These usually include:

If you have any questions on your course or how to apply, contact us.

We provide support to disabled or dyslexic applicants.

5. Submit your application

Once you’ve prepared all your documents, you’re ready to submit your application!

After you’ve applied, we may ask you to submit a portfolio or to attend an interview. Check your course page to see if either is required for your course.

Help and advice

  • A selection of pictures showcasing student's work
    Credit: © Alys Tomlinson © Alys Tomlinson, Yoev Segal in the studio. Theatre Design. Wimbledon College of Arts. UAL.
    Portfolio advice

    See our tips on creating a great portfolio - an important part of an application for many courses.

  • Student at exhibition

    Student visa

    If you're an international student, you will need to apply for a visa


  • English requirements

    Find all the tests and scores we accept as proof of your English language ability

  • Student using a laptop and a calculator
    © Alys Tomlinson, Zoe Zanon Rives in the studio. MA Fashion: Buying and Merchandising. London College of Fashion. UAL.
    Interview tips

    We may invite you to an interview. Read our tips to help you prepare.