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Students from Japan 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 Japan including a local representative who can provide specialist advice and in-country events giving you the chance to learn more about UAL.

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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 Japanese representative 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.

beo Tokyo

5th Floor FORECAST SHINJUKU SOUTH Building,
4-3-17 Shinjuku,
Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo, 160-0022 Japan

www.artslondon.jp

T:+81(0)3-5367-3315
E: study@beo.jp

beo Osaka

3rd Floor Inoi Building 2,
2-9-19 Shibata,Kita-ku,
Osaka, 530-0012
Japan

www.artslondon.jp

T:+81(0)6-6371-1116
E: study@beo.jp

Register your interest

Fill out this form to receive information and updates about studying at UAL and our future visits to Japan.

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.

University Consultants

UniCon can offer you free support locally, in your language, through every stage of the application process.

2-1-18-101 Honkomagome
Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113-0021
Japan

Contact: Ms Maki
T:  +81 (0) 3690 20856
E: mail@unicon-tokyo.com (Tokyo)
Fax: +81 (0) 3690 20857
Web: www.unicon-tokyo.com/

Japan College of Foreign Languages

If you are a student at JCFL and are applying to UAL, you should contact Mr Nobuyoshi Tsujimoto for help with your application. Mr Tsujimoto is the Art and Design Portfolio Advisor and IELTS counsellor at JCFL.

Mr Nobuyoshi Tsujimoto
1-5-16 Shimo-ochiai Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo 161-0033

T: +81 (3) 3365 6061
E: n_tsujimoto@nifty.com

Meet us in Japan

Events

Our academic staff travel to Japan 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.

Join our upcoming international webinars.

Interviews

Applying to UAL through our Japanese representative, beo, is the only way to have an in-person interview in Japan.

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.

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

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