Why Creative Students Choose London
Ranked No. 1 in the world in the 2022 QS Best Student Cities list, it’s no wonder that thousands of students from across the globe choose to study in London.
Its world-class universities, thriving cultural sector and abundance of start-ups and enterprises make it the perfect place for our students to develop their creative practice and build their future careers.
The city is home to over 200 theatres, 170 museums and countless independent art galleries and cultural spaces. Unlike many other large cities, London is famous for its abundance of parks and green spaces.
From the gigantic Hyde Park and St James’s Park in the West, to the wilds of Hampstead Heath in the North, there are endless opportunities to escape the noise of the city and immerse yourself in nature.
Hear from our students
Watch our Creative Students in London film series and catch a glimpse of life at UAL through the eyes of 6 of our students.
Rory's story: a creative student in London
Ishmael's story: a creative student in London
Ifan's story: a creative student in London
If you're moving to the UK from abroad, you may be eligible for an exclusive discount on airport collections.
See our guidance for International students for contact details of UAL's in-country representatives and view more of our international student stories.
Meet our international students
Meet Daniela from Salvador, Brazil
Daniela's London experience
Meet Daniela Navaes from Brazil, currently studying MA User Experience Design at London College of Communication.
Hear about her experience as a Brazilian international student and how she found the move to London.
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Listen to students from across UAL talking about their experiences of studying and living in London.
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