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Essential coronavirus info
We can’t wait to welcome our new and returning students from 19 October 2020. Your safety is our first priority.

Next steps for offer holders

Congratulations on receiving your offer to study abroad at UAL. We've put together some important information to help you prepare for your arrival in London.

Due to global outbreak of COVID-19 all Study Abroad programmes at UAL will now start in Spring 2021. Autumn term  is cancelled.

Please contact us at if you have any queries.

Welcome Programme

At the start of the Autumn and Spring terms we run a fun and informative Welcome Programme to introduce students to key contacts, college life and London. In the Autumn term, this takes place within the context of the University-wide Freshers' Week. The Welcome Programme is mandatory for all students. Students joining London College of Fashion will attend a specific orientation at the College.

Pre arrival

Around 6 weeks before arrival, we will send you a series of emails with useful information and the locations for your Welcome programme.

Welcome Programme dates for 2020/21

Autumn 2020 semester is now cancelled due to COVID-19.

Autumn 2020 term is now cancelled due to COVID-19.

London College of Fashion

Spring: 11 January 2021

Central Saint Martins 

Spring: 6 January 2021

Autumn (with Optional Module): 5 January 2021

Autumn (without Optional Module): 15 February 2021

Some subjects have different dates, check our Dates and Fees document (PDF 1MB) for details.


All students are required to complete pre-registration before starting their course at UAL.

You must complete pre-registration before the date of your enrolment appointment. You will receive your enrolment appointment time on Welcome Day.

Short Course discount

As a Study Abroad student, you will be able to claim a 10% discount on UAL Short Courses during your time at the University.

These specialist courses take place in the evenings, at weekends and during vacation periods, and are a great opportunity to learn a new skill or develop a particular interest.

The Study Abroad team will tell you how to claim the discount when you arrive in London.

Visa and immigration

Make sure you meet any visa and immigration requirements for entering the UK.

Arriving in the UK

Travel documents and airport transfers.

Living in London

Make the most of the British capital.

Academic differences

Key information about studying within the UK academic system.