University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design (2020 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 Canadian Country Manager, Jess Gill, who can provide specialist advice and in-country events giving you the chance to learn more about UAL.
If you haven’t applied yet, you should apply as soon as you can and submit any queries you have about studying at UAL through our enquiry form. Our application process is not affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. If you have already applied and need to ask us a question, you can contact us using your UAL Portal.
Talk to our Country Manager
If you’re thinking about applying to UAL, our Canadian Country Manager 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.
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Fill out this form to contact Jess Gill, our Country Manager for Canada, for her expert help. You can also opt-in to receive information and updates about studying at UAL and our future visits to Canada.
Connect with our alumni
Find out about our Canadian alumni and what they're up to now.
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 future events. Dates of the next events will be added here once confirmed.
Applying to UAL through Jess Gill, our Canadian Country Manager, 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 added here once confirmed.
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.
Online UAL events
Check our events listings to search for upcoming events of interest, from virtual open days and information sessions to online talks and workshops.
Meet our Canadian Country Manager and learn more about UAL. Jess holds virtual information sessions so you can join us from wherever you are in Canada. The date of the next virtual session will be added here once confirmed.
These seminars are a great opportunity to find out more about postgraduate study at UAL and gain advice on preparing your application. The next MA Seminar dates will be added here once confirmed.
If you have any questions about our courses or application process you can always contact Jess Gill, our Regional Manager in Canada on email@example.com.
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 Country Manager if you have any questions.
Foundation and pre-degree courses
Application to an undergraduate 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 or relevant pre-degree qualification, and a portfolio of work.
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.
Visas and immigration
Students from Canada need a visa to study in the UK. See our advice about visas and immigration.
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