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Financial aid and scholarships

Financial Aid and Scholarships

UAL Study Abroad Awards are for students accepted on to our Integrated and Semester study abroad programmes. We also have Summer Study Abroad scholarships for students accepted to some of our Summer Study Abroad programmes.

UAL Study Abroad Awards

4 awards of £1,500 each

UAL Study Abroad awards are available to students on Integrated and Semester programmes.

How to apply

We are looking for a visual project that encapsulates the spirit of your home institution - it can be a video, piece of artwork, performance piece...anything goes!

Entries should be as creative as possible and must meet the brief above.

Please email your entry to with your full name and the course title in the subject line.

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.


30 June 2020 for the Autumn term.

30 November 2020 for the Spring term.

Eligibility to apply

You must have been accepted onto an integrated or semester Study Abroad programme at UAL and be enrolled on an undergraduate degree programme outside the UK.

Summer Study Abroad scholarships

Summer 2021: Scholarship

Apply for our Summer 2021 scholarship. The Award winner will receive the cost of the tuition fee.

To apply for the Summer Study Abroad 2021 Scholarship, you must first hold a conditional offer of a place on an Summer Study Abroad 2021 course. To make your application, complete one of the following:

Create a video (no longer than two minutes) OR write a 250 word blog post (with photos) demonstrating the following question:

Why I want to study a Summer Study Abroad course at UAL and what I hope to achieve

Be as creative as you like!

Submissions should be sent to with the subject Summer Study Abroad 2021 Scholarship Application. The deadline for scholarship submissions is 1 April 2021.


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.

  • The scholarships cover the tuition-fee only and depend on you successfully enrolling for the course. Our cancellation policy still applies.
  • Scholarship winners will be asked to take part in promotional activities to promote Summer Study Abroad and the scholarship scheme.

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.