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Essential coronavirus info
We can’t wait to welcome our new and returning students from 19 October 2020. Your safety is our first priority.

Your creative future starts here:

Canada

Design by Paolina Russo, Central Saint Martins
Design by Paolina Russo, Central Saint Martins
Paolina Russo, BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Knitwear, Central Saint Martins

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 (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.

Coronavirus updates

Our application process is not affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. If you have any questions about studying at UAL, please use our enquiry form. If you have already applied and need to ask us a question, you can contact us using your UAL Portal.

You can also get in touch with Jess Gill, our Canadian Country Manager, for her advice by filling out our online form or via email.

Check our Coronavirus guidance for prospective students for the latest information.

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.

Jess Gill

2 Bloor Street East
Suite 3500 
Toronto, ON 
M4W 1A8

Canadian Country Manager website

T: 1-855-580-ARTS (2787)
E: jess@ualcanada.ca

Want to find out more?

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 jess@ualcanada.ca.

Fairs

NPDA Portfolio Days

UAL academics will be available at several of the National Portfolio Day (NPD) virtual events. Have your digital portfolio ready to receive feedback and learn about studying at UAL. All events will be virtual, so make sure to familiarise yourself with how these events will run.

Undergraduate events

  • Saturday 24 October 2020
  • Sunday 15 November 2020
  • Sunday 22 November 2020

Postgraduate events

  • Sunday 25 October 2020
  • Saturday 31 October 2020
  • Sunday 22 November 2020

Register now

Find out more about NPDA events

Online events for prospective Canadian students

MA Seminar

This seminar is a great opportunity to find out more about postgraduate study at UAL and gain advice on preparing your application.

UAL Research, Practice, Development

During this interactive session, we'll explore different methods of visual and practical research and idea development in art and design. ​This session will be conducted by Kate Scully, International Academic at UAL and Jess Gill, Country Manager for Canada.


Interviews

To find out more about the 2021/2022 academic year interview process for Canadian students email Jess, our Country Manager, at jess@ualcanada.ca.

Our next interview dates for Canadian applicants are from Tuesday 17 November to Thursday 19 November and Monday 7 December to Thursday 10 December. Spring 2020 interview dates will be posted here in January.

Register your interest in our upcoming interview dates by emailing Jess on jess@ualcanada.ca.

UAL events for all prospective students

Pre-degree and undergraduate webinars

Wednesday 4 November: Introduction to UAL
9.30am - 11am GMT
3.30pm - 5pm GMT

Wednesday 11 November: Portfolio advice
9.30am - 11am GMT
3.30pm - 5pm GMT

Thursday 26 November: Living in London - the creative capital
3pm - 4:15pm GMT

Wednesday 2 December: Portfolio advice
9.30am - 11am GMT
3.30pm - 5pm GMT

Thursday 16 December: Perfecting your creative undergraduate application
3pm - 4:14pm GMT


Postgraduate webinars

Tuesday 10 November: MA application and study proposal (Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon)
9.30am - 11am GMT
3.30pm - 5pm GMT

Monday 23 November: MA application and study proposal (London College of Fashion)
9.30am - 11am GMT
3.30pm - 5pm GMT

Thursday 26 November: Living in London - the creative capital
3pm - 4:15pm GMT

Friday 4 December: MA application and study proposal (London College of Communication)
9.30am - 11am GMT
3.30pm - 5pm GMT

Check our wider events listings to search for upcoming events of interest, from virtual open days and information sessions to online talks and workshops.

If you have any questions about our courses or application process you can always contact Jess Gill, our Country Manager in Canada on jess@ualcanada.ca.

Student stories

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.

Entry requirements

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 a pre-degree course, including the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, usually requires Canadian students to have a High School Diploma and a portfolio of work.

Undergraduate 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.

Postgraduate courses

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.

Tuition fees

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.

Funding

Students in Canada are eligible to borrow federal and provincial loans to study at UAL. See 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.

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