Apply to Study Abroad
Want to study abroad at UAL?
You can study abroad at each of our colleges, with courses lasting from 3 weeks up until a year.
Choose your course
Check out our courses and choose the one you'd like to apply for. Each course has a link to their application form on the course page.
- 31 October for January / February entry
- 31 May for September entry (extended to 14 June 2021)
Eligibility and application criteria
- Completed at least 1 year's study at an overseas higher education institution in a relevant undergraduate subject;
- Minimum 3.0 GPA or the equivalent;
- Meet UAL’s English language requirement.
London College of Fashion
Most LCF Study Abroad courses have a GPA requirement of 2.8 or equivalent. Please check individual course pages.
English language requirements
- Be from a majority English speaking country or;
- Have studied for at least 1 year at a university in a majority English speaking country or;
- An IELTS score (or equivalent) of 6.0, or above, with 5.5 in each of the components. Certain courses require higher IELTS scores of 6.5, 7.0 or 7.5. List of language equivalencies accepted by UAL.
- LCF Study Abroad and Summer Study Abroad have varying IELTS entry requirements. Please check the individual course pages for more detail.
- The English language requirements for students applying for a Student visa may differ from those listed above. For more information, please contact email@example.com. Information on English Language requirements for the Student Visa route.
- The Language Centre at University of the Arts London offers English courses for overseas students who wish to improve their English language skills.
Application supporting documents
Supporting documents must be uploaded with the online application.
- 1 passport sized headshot photo
- Copy of the photo page in your passport
- Personal statement - must be between 300 and 500 words in length
- 1 academic reference
- Transcript of recent grades
- Art, Design Courses: You will be asked to submit a portfolio of 20-25 images via PebblePad. The work you include should show breadth, and demonstrate your creative thinking, and personal research, progressing through stages to a finished piece.
- Fashion at Central Saint Martins: You should demonstrate your fashion research and creative process skills; sketchbook imagery which shows the origin of ideas displayed in your portfolio; and the progression through design stages to a finished piece.
- Fashion, Footwear and Styling at London College of Fashion: Students applying for this course will be asked to send 5 portfolio images appropriate to the specialist area.
- Fashion Business, Fashion Media and Communication at London College of Fashion: Students applying for this course will be asked to submit 1 piece of written work appropriate to the specialist area. Written work should be provided in English with a suggested maximum length of 500 words.
- Acting and Directing Courses: You will be asked to upload an example of a recent performance in which you have taken a significant role via PebblePad.
- Sound Art: You will be asked to upload examples of your original sound work via PebblePad.
- Film and Television: You will be asked to upload a showreel of extracts of your film projects, along with a short-written film analysis, via PebblePad
- All other courses (such as Media Studies, Journalism, Publishing, PR etc): 1 piece of written work appropriate to the specialist area. Written work should be provided in English with a suggested maximum length of 500 words.
Online submission tool
PebblePad is an online tool which enables applicants to upload additional requirements to support their application.
If you are required to submit additional requirements via PebblePad, you will be sent an email with your user name and password and a link to access the system.
PDFs are not accepted on PebblePad.
A chance to showcase your creative potential, your portfolio is an important part of your application. As courses vary in their selection criteria, we encourage you to read all application information native to your chosen course while preparing your portfolio.
View UAL's portfolio advice (note that Study Abroad students will not be required to interview).