We currently have around 170 students from Canada together with students from over 130 other countries shaping our internationally-diverse creative community. Discover how you can join them.
University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design (2019 QS World University Rankings ®). Our 6 world-renowned Colleges offer a wide range of art, design, fashion, communication, media, screen and performing arts courses at pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We offer a range of support for students from Canada including a local representative who can provide specialist advice and in-country events giving you the chance to learn more about UAL.
UAL International Postgraduate £5,000 Scholarships
Up to 165 UAL International Postgraduate scholarships are available. A scholarship provides a £5,000 tuition fee waiver for a full-time taught master’s course at one of UAL’s six Colleges starting in the academic year of 2020/21.
Talk to our representative
If you’re thinking about applying to UAL, our Canadian representative can help. They’ll support you through every stage of the application process, free of charge. This includes providing information and specialist advice about UAL and the courses we offer, your application and portfolio, visas and immigration, as well as arranging interviews with our academic staff. You can also register your interest with us for more information and updates.
Meet us in Canada
We attend education fairs, give presentations and hold interviews, information sessions, workshops and seminars for students throughout the year. These events give you an opportunity to meet us, find out about studying at UAL, get portfolio preparation tips and discuss your application in person. If you have a question about any of our events, visits or interview schedule email Jess Gill at email@example.com.
NPDA Portfolio Days
UAL academics attend several National Portfolio Day (NPD) events across the US, Canada and Europe.
We were pleased to attend several events in 2019, including the NPD events in Toronto and Vancouver, and will be returning to events in Fall 2020.
Meet our Canadian representative and learn more about UAL.
Jess holds monthly virtual information sessions so you can join us from wherever you are in Canada. The date of the next virtual session is Tuesday 3 March:
- Virtual, 3 March 2020, 8-9pm EST
If you are interested in interviewing for a PG course at either London College of Fashion, or Camberwell, Chelsea or Wimbledon (CCW), in Canada, join Jess and UAL academics for a virtual session for application support.
London College of Fashion
- Virtual, 1 April 2020, 8.30am-12.00pm EST, book now via Eventbrite
There will be two sessions conducted for London College of Fashion: 8:30am – 10:00am and 10:30am – 12:00pm. We will send your specific time in late March.
Camberwell, Chelsea or Wimbledon (CCW)
- Virtual, 3 March 2020, 10.30am-12.00pm EST, book now on Eventbrite
Applying to UAL through Jess Gill, our Canadian representative, is the only way to have an in-person interview in Canada.
Our academic staff visit regularly to conduct interviews and the next dates will be in April and May 2020:
- Toronto - April 23-24
- Ottawa - April 27
- Vancouver - May 1
To find out more about having an in-person interview in Canada email Jess, our Regional Manager, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who apply directly to one of our Colleges may be interviewed in London or by telephone/Skype.
Our students are at the heart of everything we do. We want to tell their stories and showcase their work at every opportunity. The image at the top of the page features the work of Canadian student Paolina Russo. She studied BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Knitwear and has now progressed to MA Fashion, both at Central Saint Martins. Below you can hear about the experiences of some our Canadian students and their advice to anyone thinking about applying to UAL.
Hear Olivia's story
Press play to meet Olivia from Ottawa, currently studying MA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear at London College of Fashion.
Read our interview with Stefan
Take a look at our interview with Stefan Fernandes from Toronto, Canada who studied BA (Hons) Fashion Visual Merchandising and Branding at London College of Fashion.
Read our interview with Sydney
Take a look at our interview with Sydney Thompson from Canada who studied BA (Hons) Psychology of Fashion at London College of Fashion.
Always check your chosen course’s webpage for specific entry requirements. If English isn’t your first language, visit our English language entry requirements information page for details on required IELTS scores. Many of our courses require a portfolio as part of the application process so take a look at our portfolio advice page before applying. Entry onto some courses may also depend on the outcome of an interview at the application stage. Contact our Canadian representative if you have any questions.
Application to a postgraduate course usually requires Canadian students to have an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree in a subject related to the proposed area of study, a personal statement and, where needed, a study proposal and references. Many of our postgraduate courses also ask for a portfolio and some require work experience.
Fees and funding
Students with International fee status are charged different tuition fee amounts and have different funding options than students with Home/EU fee status.
Standard international tuition fees apply for most of our courses but there are some that may vary. Visit our tuition fees page for more details on standard and non-standard fees. Use Oanda’s currency converter to see the fees in Canadian Dollars.
Check your chosen courses webpage to see if a non-standard fee applies.
Browse our wide range of courses across pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Take a look at our application advice and next steps, including supporting documents and portfolio tips.
Students from Canada need a visa to study in the UK. See our advice about visas and immigration.
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