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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NPDA Portfolio Days
We'll be attending the National Portfolio Days in Toronto and Vancouver later this year. Talk to academic representatives from UAL about our creative undergraduate courses and get feedback on your portfolios.
- Toronto - 2 November 2019, 12-4pm
- Vancouver - 16 November 2019, 11am-3pm
Study and Go Abroad Fair
- Montréal - 3 October 2019, 3-7pm, see full event details and book your place
The Art & Design Graduate School Fair
If you're interested in studying a graduate programme at UAL, join Jess Gill at OCAD U in Toronto for The Art & Design Graduate School Fair.
- Toronto - 4 October 2019, 11am-3pm, see full event details
Meet our Canadian representative and learn more about UAL. Our next information session will be an online event:
- Virtual, 17 September 2019, 8pm EST: book now via Eventbrite
We'll also be visiting Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver in October and November. These sessions will be hosted by Jess Gill.
- Vancouver, 21 October 2019, 6.30-8.30pm PDT, book now via Eventbrite
- Montreal, 24 October 2019, 6.30-8.30pm EDT, book now via Eventbrite
- Toronto, 3 November 2019, 2-4pm EST, book now via Eventbrite
- Vancouver, 17 November 2019, 4-6pm PST, book now via Eventbrite
These seminars are a great opportunity to find out more about postgraduate study at UAL.
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 will be holding interviews in November 2019 for students looking to join us in September 2020:
- Toronto - 4-6 November 2019
- Vancouver - 19-22 November 2019
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. We spoke to him about the differences between Toronto and London, his highlights of studying at UAL and the best things about living in the UK capital.
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 portfolio preparation and interview tips.
Students from Canada need a visa to study in the UK. See our advice about visas and immigration.
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