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Abstract paintings by Sheefalia Asija, Chelsea College of Arts

Students from South Korea 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 South Korea including a local representative 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 South Korean 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.

Hana Education Centre Ltd.

5F, 55, Seocho-daero
77-gil, Seocho-gu
Seoul, 06611
Republic of Korea

Contact: Mr Dong Seong Seo
Tel: +822 566 5757
Email: hana@hana-edu.co.kr
Web: www.hana-edu.co.kr

Register your interest

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

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.

Meet us in South Korea

Events

Our academic staff travel to South Korea 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.

Pre-degree and undergraduate webinars

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

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 South Korean representative, Hana Education, is the only way to have an in-person interview in South Korea.

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

  • Sooyeon Kim headshot
    Sooyeon Kim, BA (Hons) Creative Direction for Fashion, London College of Fashion © Alys Tomlinson

    Sooyeon Kim from South Korea

    Sooyeon wanted to be surrounded by people passionate about creating something and that led to her decision to move from Changwon, South Korea to London to join UAL.

  • Shinuk Suh headshot
    Shinuk Suh, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Central Saint Martins © Alys Tomlinson

    Shinuk Suh from South Korea

    When Shinuk visited UAL for the first time, he felt a special energy and artistic vibe that he wanted to be part of. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, he made the move to London to pursue his passion in fine art.

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 South Korea need a visa to study in the UK. See our advice about visas and immigration.



  • Credit: Image courtesy of UAL
    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.