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National Portfolio Days

Student work featuring dress constructed with multicoloured feathers
Student work featuring dress constructed with multicoloured feathers
Stephanie Shaw, 3D (Hons) Effects for Performance and Fashion, London College of Fashion

Discuss your portfolio with academic representatives from a variety of colleges and universities. Get valuable feedback on your portfolio before you apply.

Run by the National Portfolio Day Association, these events help you before you apply. National Portfolio Days are a chance to get advice about improving your portfolio where you will meet with an academic representative online to discuss your work and post-secondary plans. You can also learn more from academics about their college or university.

Take a look at the list of dates we will be attending and our advice on preparing for the events. You can also get in touch with our local US and Canadian Country Managers for specialist advice.

Please note that no admission decisions will be made at National Portfolio Days.

Our top tips for virtual events 

  • Prepare a digital portfolio to share with reviewers. You will be meeting with a reviewer via Zoom, and will have the opportunity to share your screen and show your portfolio directly from your computer.
  • Make sure your digital portfolio includes your best and most recent work. Also include work in progress sketches and tear sheets. This can be up to 15 pieces of work in 1 or 2 PDF files with a max size of 50mb each.
  • Be prepared to explain how you develop your ideas and where you want to go with them. Sharing your process work can be as valuable as presenting the finished piece.
  • Discuss your work with as many colleges/universities as possible. You will hear different opinions that reflect the admission requirements of each school.

National Portfolio Day events

UAL academics will attend several online National Portfolio Day (NPD) events. Be ready to get feedback on your digital portfolio and learn more about studying at UAL. You will need to register for events that you wish to attend. UAL will only be participating in the virtual events this year, so make sure to familiarise yourself with how these events will run.

All NPD events are 4 hours long and held from 4pm – 8pm BST. In North America, they'll be from 11am – 3pm Eastern, 10am – 2pm Central, 9am – 1pm Mountain, and 8am – 12pm Pacific. Don't see your time zone? Use this global time zone converter to make sure you're on time.

Talk to our Country Managers

Get advice from our Canadian and US Country Managers. They offer support throughout the application and admissions process - from selecting a course or College to preparing your portfolio.

Contact our Country Managers to find out more about NPD events in Canada and the US and register your interest. Take a look at the full list of UAL events taking place in Canada and the USA. You can also see all of our upcoming Virtual Open Day events.

Our Canadian Country Manager

Jess Gill
2 Bloor Street East
Suite 3500 
Toronto, ON 
M4W 1A8

T: 1-855-580-ARTS (2787)


Schedule an advisory call

Our US Country Manager

Josephine Haft

T: 1-866-693-7056


Schedule an advisory call

Next steps

Follow these steps to begin the application process:

  1. Explore our course options
  2. Attend an online information session, explore our Virtual Open Day and our events in the USA and Canada
  3. Prepare your application documentation and portfolio
  4. Contact our US or Canadian Country Manager to get advice on how best to submit your application

All interviews will be taking place online this year. We know that interviews can be a daunting prospect. Watch our interview tips to hear advice from our academic staff and students.

Fees and funding

Students with international fee status are charged different tuition fee amounts and have different funding options to students with Home/EU fee status.

International tuition fees

Find out more about our tuition fees and access the most up-to-date fee information. Some courses, including preparatory short courses and postgraduate courses, have non-standard fees that you can find detailed on the course page.

Use Oanda’s currency converter to see the fees in your local currency.

  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and pre-degree courses: £18,300*
  • Foundation Studies in Performance: £14,620*
  • Undergraduate degree courses: £22,920*
  • Postgraduate courses: £20,110 – £32,900*

*Fees are correct for 2020/21 entry. Some courses may have additional costs for registration, exams, materials and field trips.

Financial aid

Find out about funding and other money issues relating to International students at UAL, including options about working part-time whilst you study.

Canadian students

Provincial governments in Canada provide loans for Canadian students and the 5 major Canadian banks offer international study loans. Find more information on International Student Loans.

US students

UAL administers US Federal Loans through FAFSA as well as private loans through Sallie Mae. Find more details on US Student Loans including information about how to apply as well as links to information on scholarships and funding. Merit and need-based scholarships are not offered.

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