Ranked 6th in the world for Art and Design (2018 QS World University Rankings®), University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Our six Colleges offer courses in art, design, screen, communication, fashion, media and performing arts.
At UAL, we currently have over 150 students from all over Canada studying with us as part of our internationally diverse student community.
You can find out more about joining our creative community by joining us at events in Canada, or getting in touch with our local representatives. 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:
Meet our representatives in Canada and learn more about UAL at our Information Sessions.
We will be holding in-person Information and Portfolio Preparation Sessions:
- Toronto Information Session: 16 December 2018, 11.00am – 1.00pm, book now on Eventbrite
- Vancouver Information Session: March 2019, booking will open once the date is confirmed
- Montreal Information Session: March 2019, booking will open once the date is confirmed
We will also be holding a virtual Information Session for all Canadian students:
- Virtual Information Session: 24 January 2019, 8.00 – 9.00pm EST, book now on Eventbrite
We attend a number of fairs in Canada, giving you a great opportunity to meet our representatives and learn more about UAL. The next fairs we will be attending in Canada will be published soon.
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:
- Toronto MA Seminar: 16 December 2018, 3.00 – 5.00pm, book now on Eventbrite
- Vancouver MA Seminar: March 2019, booking will open once the date is confirmed
- Montreal MA Seminar: March 2019, booking will open once the date is confirmed
UAL: Creativity + Collaboration + Community
If you're looking to apply for a postgraduate course at UAL, join us in conversation with artist and UAL alumna Sophie Alston in Toronto on Thursday 20 December.
Sophie will be discussing her practice and development through study on MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, and the journey of her work and creative collaboration in the community.
- Toronto: Thursday 20 December, 7.00pm, register now
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: December 2018; February and March 2019
- Montreal: December 2018 and March 2019
- Vancouver: March 2019
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.