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Illustration by Jeffrey Thomson, International Preparation for Fashion course, London College of Fashion

Russia

Students from Russia 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 Russia including local representatives 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 Insight Lingua, our local representatives in Russia, for their advice.

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

Talk to our representative

If you’re thinking about applying to UAL, our Russian representative (sometimes called an ‘agent’) 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 and updates.

Insight Lingua

Ms Olga Nedina
Dolgorukovskaya st,
15 build. 1, k. 2
Moscow, 127006
Insight Lingua website


Tel: +7 495 795 0922 ext. 112
E: design@i-l.ru


Email Insight Lingua

Register your interest

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

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.

Connect with our alumni

Find out about our Russian alumni and what they're up to now.

Meet us in Russia

Events

Our academic staff travel to Russia 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.

If you have a question about any of our events, visits or interview schedule, email Insight Lingua at design@i-l.ru.

Pre-degree and undergraduate webinars

Tuesday 20 October: Portfolio Advice
9.30am - 11am BST
3.30pm - 5pm BST

Wednesday 28 October: Preparing for UCAS and creative undergraduate courses
3pm - 4.15pm GMT

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 - 4:15pm GMT


Postgraduate webinars

Wednesday 21 October: MA application and study proposal (Central Saint Martins)
9.30am - 11am GMT
3.30pm - 5pm GMT

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

Interviews

Applying to UAL through our Russian representative, Insight Lingua, is the only way to have an in-person interview in Russia.

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

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 Jeffrey Thomson, an International Preparation for Fashion student at London College of Fashion. Below you can hear about the experiences of some our Russian students and their advice to anyone thinking about applying to UAL.

Hear Elina's story

Press play to meet Elina from Moscow, currently studying BA (Hons) Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts.

More student stories

Hear from more of our students from across the globe and the experiences they've had while studying with us.

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. Some 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. Get in touch with our local representative if you have any questions.

Foundation and pre-degree courses

Application to a pre-degree course, including the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design course (you may know this as a freshman year) usually requires Russian students to have an Upper Secondary 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 Russian students to have an Upper Secondary 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 Russian 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 courses also ask for a portfolio and some also require work experience.

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 supporting documents and portfolio 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 Russia need a visa to study in the UK. See our advice about visas and immigration.

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.