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Integrated Study Abroad

Student in VR headset and wearing globe earrings
Student in VR headset and wearing globe earrings
Student in VR headset and wearing globe earrings. @University of the Arts London

Immerse yourself in one of UAL's degree programmes.

What can I study?

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Programme detail

Start dates in September and January/February

Available at Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication and Wimbledon College of Arts*

*There is no Integrated Study Abroad at London College of Fashion. Learn more about Study Abroad at London College of Fashion.

What to expect

This programme is designed to allow students to experience UK student life on our BA and BSc programmes. Students will have the same coursework and schedule as a home student and should anticipate independent-style learning and a collaborative environment. Usually applicants will be either majoring/minoring in their chosen subject or have a developed portfolio in the subject area.

COVID-19 flexible booking terms

For more information about teaching in the 2021-22 academic year check out our Coronavirus guidance on 2021-22 Academic Year.

We have introduced flexible booking terms in response to COVID-19 for courses beginning in Autumn 2021. If you decide to cancel your place on the course, the deposit payment is now refundable until the final fee payment deadline for your course. All cancellation notices must be received in writing. If we have to cancel the course our usual Terms and Conditions apply. Please contact us at if you have any queries.


Integrated Study Abroad students choose a degree programme and take classes in that core subject area. This is designed to develop further specialist technical skills, with the aim that students explore, develop and expand upon their own ideas. These are essential skills required for a career in the creative industries.

The Study Abroad team at UAL can send applicants course handbooks containing detailed information on the curriculum and classes for the selected degree course. Students often find it useful to have a copy of the course handbook when they meet with their academic advisors at their home institution.

The course director at UAL will assign students a programme of classes during their first meeting in London.

Watch videos from some of our Study Abroad lecturers


All degree courses at UAL are credit rated. Students earn credit points when they successfully complete a learning unit. Each individual credit point normally equates to 10 hours of learning across 2 areas:

  • taught or tutor-directed learning
  • self-directed study with access to College facilities.

Assessments might include project work, logged and written assignments, and other work as appropriate.

Study Abroad students can take classes for their home institution to award external credit. 120 credits are available for each year of study and this typically breaks down into 40 credits per term. At the end of the course, we will provide a record of study listing the grades the student has achieved for each unit and their equivalent US credit value.

Students are advised to ensure their home institution will award external credit before they travel to London and enrol onto their elected Study Abroad Programme. The Study Abroad team can provide course handbooks to both the student and their advisor to demonstrate what will be studied during their time with UAL.

Useful information

Study Abroad Stories

  • Marcus Djuhadi: BA (Hons) Design Management, LCC

    Study Abroad Student: Marcus Djuhadi

    Here is a story from Marcus Djuhadi about his semester abroad studying Design Management at London College of Communication. Marcus, a fourth-year student at the University of Cincinnati DAAP.

  • Delilah Roberts: BA Fashion Design Womenswear, CSM at the White/Light show 
Date: 09 Dec 2021 Photographer: Jieying Shao

    Study Abroad Student: Delilah Roberts at the Central Saint Martins White Show

    We followed Study Abroad student Delilah Robert's journey in the White Show, from designing and creating, to walking the show. With a background in Biopsychology and Pre-Medical, Delilah decided to switch her career into Bodily Sculpture at the

  • LCF Study Abroad graduation Photo by Jieying Shao

    LCF Study Abroad: Graduation Ceremony 2021

    On Friday 3 December we held the London College of Fashion (LCF) Study Abroad 2021 graduation ceremony, which took place at John Princes Street. Students from across the world came together to celebrate their achievements and share their experiences

  • Minnie Xie: BA Fine Arts, CSM Date: 02 Nov 2021 Photographer: Jieying Shao

    Study Abroad Student: Minnie Xie

    Minnie Xie comes from America and now she is studying at Central Saint Martins as a Fine Arts student. We chatted with Minnie about her experience at UAL and London.