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Every year, University of the Arts London (UAL) welcomes students from Australia on to our degrees, short courses and Study Abroad programmes.

Ranked second in the world for Art and Design (2019 QS World University Rankings®), UAL offers an extensive range of pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Our six Colleges offer courses in art, design, screen, communication, fashion, media and performing arts.

If you're thinking about applying to UAL, our local representative in Australia (BCIC) can help. We work closely with BCIC to offer students from Australia local support through every stage of the application process, free of charge. Services include:

  • Specialist advice about our courses and help with choosing the right programme for you
  • Providing information about UAL and our six Colleges
  • Advice on preparing your application and portfolio
  • Arranging an interview in Australia with one of our academic staff
  • Help with visa applications and travel to the UK (there may be a small charge for these services)
  • Help with arranging accommodation in London.

Contact Gavin McGuire (BCIC):

Your local British Council office can also offer advice about studying in the UK.

Events in Australia

Our academic staff travel to Australia every year to attend education fairs, deliver workshops and visit schools around the country.

These events give you an opportunity to meet us in person, find about studying at UAL, learn about preparing a portfolio, and discuss your application in person.

UAL Presentation evening

During this event, you will find out more about the degrees on offer at UAL as well as learn about the application process including how to build a successful portfolio and how to prepare for an interview.

This event will be led by Cath Johnson, an international academic from University of the Arts London. Students may be invited to a follow-up in-country interview.


  • Monday 2 March 2020
  • 5pm – 6:30pm
  • Loyal Hope of the Valley, 50 Morgan Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006

Book your place


  • Wednesday 19 February 2020
  • 5pm – 6:30pm
  • The Glasshouse – The Hub @ Docklands - 80 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands VIC 3008

Book your place


  • Monday 24 February 2020
  • 5pm – 6:30pm
  • Exhibition Space, Room DG.08, TAFE NSW Design Centre Enmore, 110 Edgeware Road Enmore NSW 2042

Book your place

Interviews in Australia

If you have applied through our representative BCIC Australia, you can have a face-to-face interview in Australia with one of our academic staff. Students who apply directly to one of our Colleges, and not via BCIC, are interviewed in London or by telephone from London.

Offers at interview in Australia
  • Further education and undergraduate applications:
    If you are successful in the interview you will receive an offer on the spot. If the interviewer cannot offer you a place on your first choice course, they will advise you on other suitable courses across UAL's six Colleges or recommend ways you can improve your work so that you can reapply at a later date.
  • Postgraduate applications:
    For some courses our interviewers can make offers on the spot; for other courses they will make a recommendation to the College you are applying to.