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Financial aid and scholarships

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Students accepted on an Integrated or Semester programme can apply for a UAL Study Abroad Award. Students accepted to our Summer Study Abroad programme can apply for a Summer Study Abroad scholarship.

UAL Study Abroad Awards

4 awards of £1,500 each

UAL Study Abroad awards are available to students on Integrated and Semester programmes only. Please see below for further details regarding Summer Study Abroad scholarships.

How to apply

Submit a visual project that encapsulates the spirit of your home institution. Entries should be as creative as possible and be emailed in an electronic format directly to by 30 June 2019 for the Autumn Term and 30 November 2019 for the Spring Term.

If submitting a video, submissions should be no longer than 2 minutes and should be sent via a file-sharing or video hosting site such as YouTube, Vimeo or Dropbox.

Eligibility to apply

You must have been accepted onto an integrated or semester Study Abroad programme at UAL.

Summer Study Abroad scholarships

Full tuition-fee waivers for the following Summer Study Abroad courses:

Wimbledon College of Arts: Theatre and Screen Design

How to apply: Submit a 250-word blog post with 4 embedded photos OR a 1- to 2-minute video explaining why you wish to study theatre with Wimbledon College of Arts. Think about what you hope to achieve on the programme, specific programme activities you are most excited about and how the programme could contribute to your long-term goals. Submit to by 18 March 2019.

More information on the Theatre and Screen Design Scholarship [PDF 45KB]

Central Saint Martins: Acting Shakespeare with Drama Centre London

How to apply: Email a link to a video of yourself performing a Shakespearean monologue, no longer than 3 minutes, verse or prose. Make sure that you can be clearly seen and heard. Additionally, submit a written personal statement on ‘what this scholarship means to me’. Maximum 300 words. Submit to by 18 March 2019.

More information on the Acting Shakespeare Scholarship [PDF 45KB]

London College of Communication: Filmmaking

How to apply: Create a 3-minute short film, documentary or fiction, on the theme of migration and submit this along with a written personal statement on what this scholarship means to you. Maximum 300 words. Submit to by 18 March 2019.

More information on the Filmmaking Scholarship [PDF 45KB]


To be eligible, you must be 18 years or older, hold an offer to join 1 of the 3 courses above, and be enrolled on an undergraduate degree programme outside the UK.

US financial aid and funding

All 6 Colleges of University of the Arts London are Title IV Registered. Eligible students who enrol on a semester programme here can continue to take out financial aid via their home institution.

Study Abroad students are not eligible to receive US Federal or private loans through our institution.

Should you wish to take out a US loan, please contact the Financial Aid Office at your home institution. University of the Arts London is able to enter into a consortium agreement and this should be arranged via your home institution.

Contact with further questions.

Alternative scholarships and funding

There are a number of other scholarships available to assist you with studying abroad. Go Overseas provides a variety of options for study abroad students.

The Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship Program is for US undergraduate students of limited financial means.

BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association) offers a scholarship for students holding an offer for an Integrated or Semester Study Abroad programme at UAL. The value of each scholarship is £500.

See available courses in each programme

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Study Abroad at UAL

Integrated Study Abroad

Study alongside local degree-seeking students for 1, 2, or 3 terms and fully integrate into UK student life.

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Study Abroad

Semester Study Abroad

14 week semester programmes designed and tailored to incoming study abroad students that offers electives to suit individualised learning needs.

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Summer study Abroad at UAL

Summer Study Abroad

Study for up to 8 weeks on one of our summer programmes with the option to take English language tuition before your course.