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At University of the Arts London, we currently have over 150 students from all over Canada studying with us as part of our internationally diverse student community.

You can choose from a wide range of art, design, fashion, media, communication and performing arts courses at foundation, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels.

We make regular visits to Canada each year for student seminars, workshops and applicant interviews. We also have two representatives based in Canada; one in Vancouver and one in Toronto.  They are there to help you with the application process, including visa and immigration advice.

If you're currently studying for a bachelor's degree, you may wish to consider participating in one of our three Study Abroad programmes. Study Abroad is an excellent opportunity for Canadian students to experience University level education in art and design-related subjects in the UK as well as potentially earning transfer credits back in their home institutions.

Events in Canada

Our academic staff travel to Canada every year to attend education fairs, deliver workshops and visit schools around the country. These events give students an opportunity to meet us, find out about studying at UAL, learn how to prepare a portfolio and discuss their application in person.

Cities we’ve visited in the past include Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Kelowna, Victoria and Vancouver.

Take a look at our upcoming visits:

Information Sessions

Meet our representatives in Canada and learn more about UAL at our Information Sessions.

Our next Information Session will be an online, virtual event for students based in Eastern Canada:

We will also be hosting an in-person Information and Portfolio Preparation Session in Toronto in November:


We attend a number of fairs in Canada, giving you a great opportunity to meet our representatives and learn more about UAL. Find out more about upcoming fairs we’ll be attending and register to attend:

Fairs in Toronto

Fairs in Vancouver

Panel discussion

We are delighted to invite anyone with an interest in design to a panel discussion we’ll be holding in Toronto on the attributes designers need to be successful.

The panel of leading professionals will discuss how design in a singular practice-based context is no longer enough to survive and thrive in our globalised creative world. They will also explore how UAL encourages students to become agile creative practitioners.

MA Seminars

Find out more about postgraduate study at University of the Arts London (UAL) at one of our evening seminars. Our next seminar in Canada will be in November:


Applying to UAL through our Canadian representatives is the only way to have an in-person interview in Canada. Our academics visit regularly to conduct interviews, and will be in Canada on the following dates:

  • Toronto: November and December 2018; February and March 2019
  • Montreal: December 2018 and March 2019
  • Vancouver: December 2018 and March 2019

For more information about upcoming interviews in Canada, you can get in touch with our Canadian representatives.  For Eastern Canada, get in touch with Jess at For Western Canada, contact Pennylane at You can also visit their website for more information.

If you'd like to hear about UAL visits to Canada in the future, sign up to our Canada mailing list.

Fees and funding

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. Here you will also find a currency converter so you can see the fees in Canadian Dollars.

Check your chosen course page to see if a non-standard fee applies to your course. Find the course page by searching our course listings.

Students in Canada are eligible to borrow federal and provincial loans to study at University of the Arts London. Please visit our International Student Loans page for more information.

Visit the International Students & Money page for more information including options about working part-time whilst you study.

Entry requirements for Canadian students

Individual courses may have differing sets of entry requirements. Find the specific entry requirements for your course by searching our course listings.

If English isn’t your first language, check our English language entry requirements . It includes details on required IELTS scores.

Some courses require a portfolio for consideration at application stage. Take a look at our portfolio advice videos before applying.

Application to a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, International Preparation for Fashion, Introduction to Design and Media Communication, or Introduction to the Study of Fashion usually requires Canadian students to have a High School Diploma and a portfolio of work. Entry onto these programmes may also depend on the outcome of an interview at application stage. See individual course pages for more information and specific entry requirements.

Application to an undergraduate degree course (you may know this as a bachelor's degree) usually requires Canadian students to have a High School Diploma and, where needed, a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, and a portfolio of work. Entry onto some courses may also depend on the outcome of an interview at application stage.

Application to a postgraduate degree courses usually requires an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree in a subject related to your proposed area of study, two references, a personal statement and, where needed, a study proposal. Many of our courses also ask for a portfolio and some require work experience. Entry onto some courses may also depend on an interview at application stage.