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 (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 Japan including a local representative 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.
You can also get in touch with our local representatives in Japan for their advice.
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.
UniCon can offer you free support locally, in your language, through every stage of the application process.
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
T: +81 (3) 3365 6061
Meet us in Japan
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.
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.
Anna Tsuda: MSc Creative Computing
After completing her undergraduate degree at UAL, Anna decided that an MSc in Creative Computing was the next step in building her career as a user experience designer.
Chino Hirose from Japan
Drawn to London because of a passion for British art, Chino made the move from Yokohoma in Japan to continue her studies in Fine Art at UAL.
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