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 (2019 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.
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.
Register your interest
Fill out this form to receive information and updates about studying at UAL and our future visits to Russia.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study UK Exhibition
- Moscow - 5 October 2019
- St Petersburg - 6 October 2019
Full event details will be added here as soon as they're confirmed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Browse our wide range of courses across pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Take a look at our application advice and next steps, including supporting documents and portfolio tips.
Students from Russia need a visa to study in the UK. See our advice about visas and immigration.
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