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Apply to Study Abroad

Everything you need to know about applying to Study Abroad at UAL

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, or use our handy search function below to filter your search and find what you need.

Terms and Conditions for Study Abroad.

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Eligibility and application criteria

Academic requirements

  • 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.

English language requirements

Application supporting documents

Supporting documents must be uploaded with the online application.

  • 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
  • Portfolio

Portfolio requirements

  • 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.

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    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.

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    Marion Bisserier sketchbook during her internship at Pentagram, 2019, © Alys Tomlinson
    Portfolio advice

    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).

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    Caspian Whistler - BA Hons Graphic Design Communication - Chelsea College of Arts - Communication and Graphic Design.jpg
    Dates and fees

    Find out the dates, deadlines and fees for our study abroad programmes.

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    Visas and immigration information

    Information to help you prepare for any visa and immigration requirements for entering the UK before you travel.