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Students from China and over 130 other countries form part of our internationally-diverse student community. Discover how you can join them.

University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design (2021 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 China including local representatives who can provide specialist advice and in-country events giving you the chance to learn more about UAL.

UAL International Postgraduate £5,000 Scholarships

This scholarship provides a £5,000 tuition fee waiver for a full-time taught master’s course at one of UAL’s 6 Colleges. Up to 165 UAL International Postgraduate £5,000 Scholarships are available. Find out more.

Talk to our representative

If you’re thinking about applying to UAL, our Chinese representatives can help. They’ll support you locally and in your language 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 and arranging interviews with our academic staff. There may be a small charge for help with visa applications and travel to the UK. You can also contact your local British Council office or register your interest with us for more information.


St Elite Beijing
B620 Gehua Tower
No.1 Qinglong Hutong
Dongcheng District
Beijing, 100007

Contact: Mr Zhang Bo
Tel:  +86 10 8418 6788 / 6799


St Elite Chengdu
Room 2516, Level 25
Pingan Finance Centre
No. 99 Dongda Street
Jinjiang District
Chengdu 610011

Contact: Mr Tim Wang 
T: +86 28 6511 8166


Chamberlain Educational Services Limited
5/F Xin Fu Xiong Building
9 Nong Lin Xia Road
Yuexiu District
Guangzhou 510080

Contact: Ms Sabrina Leung
T: +86 20 87600086


i-Link Educational Services
Gateway International Plaza
Room 2112-2113, Block A
325 Tianyaoqiao Road
Shanghai 200030

Contact: Ms Cathy Lo
T: +86 21 3363 2280 / 2281

Register your interest

Fill out this form to receive information and updates about studying at UAL.

British Council

Your local British Council office can also offer you advice about studying in the UK. Visit the British Council website for more details.

Medical advice

As well as the health support provided by UAL and the UK's National Health Service (NHS), the Chinese National Healthy Living Centre provides support to the Chinese community in the UK and offers medical help and advice to students in the Chinese language.

Meet us in China


Our academic staff travel to China every year to attend exhibitions, hold workshops and give presentations at schools and colleges.

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.


Applying to UAL through our Chinese representatives is the only way to have an in-person interview in China.

Our academics visit regularly to conduct interviews and dates will be published here as soon as they’re available.

Students who apply directly to one of our Colleges are interviewed in London or by telephone.

Student stories

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    © Alys Tomlinson

    Yuening from China

    Chinese student Yuening Jian talks about some of her favourite projects during her time at UAL, and discusses how her course has helped prepare her for a future career in the creative industries.

  • © Alys Tomlinson
    © Alys Tomlinson

    Shuqi from China

    Shuqi Chen, a postgraduate student on the MA Illustration course at Camberwell College of Arts, discusses her time at UAL and why she loves studying in London.

  • © Alys Tomlinson
    © Alys Tomlinson

    YuQi from Hangzhou

    Hear from UAL student YuQi Sun, who left her hometown of Hangzhou in China to study in London.

Discover more

  • Group of BA (Hons)  Illustration and Visual Media students, London College of Communication
    Group of BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media students, London College of Communication © Alys Tomlinson
    Our courses

    Browse our wide range of courses across pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

  • Yarn on a sewing machine, Rebecca Chivers, Technician at Chelsea College of Arts
    Rebecca Chivers, Technician at Chelsea College of Arts © Alys Tomlinson
    How to apply

    Take a look at our application advice and next steps, including portfolio preparation and interview tips.

  • Pound and ampersand symbol in a Graphic and Media design students sketchbook
    Miguel Desport and Marion Bisserier, BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design, London College of Communication © Alys Tomlinson
    Fees and funding

    See the information we offer international students about tuition fees, living and course materials costs.

  • Art student in his studio, Benjamin Edmunds, BA Fine Art
    Benjamin Edmunds, BA (Hons) Fine Art, UAL © Alys Tomlinson
    Visas and immigration

    Students from China need a visa to study in the UK. See our advice about visas and immigration.

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    Find accommodation

    Apply for one of our halls of residence or get help finding a privately-rented home.

  • Miguel Desport and Marion Bisserier, BA Graphic and Media Design students, London College of Communication, interning at Pentagram
    Miguel Desport and Marion Bisserier, BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design students, London College of Communication, interning at Pentagram © Alys Tomlinson
    Launch your career

    Find out about Careers and Employability, UAL’s dedicated careers and professional practice service.