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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.

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.

Welcome Programme dates for 2019/20

London College of Fashion

Autumn: 27 August 2019

Central Saint Martins 

Autumn: 27 August 2019

Autumn (with Optional Module): 27 August 2019

Autumn (without Optional Module): 16 September 2019


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.

Example of a short-term visa

Visa and immigration

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

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Arriving in the UK

Travel documents and airport transfers.

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Living in London

Make the most of the British capital.

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Academic differences

Key information about studying within the UK academic system.