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Summer Study Abroad

Textile Design by Emma Rubin, Summer 2019. Image credit: Adam Razvi

Study abroad on our Summer School from 3 to 8 weeks and enjoy summer in London at UAL, Europe's largest specialist art and design university.

Wherever you are in the world, welcome to University of the Arts London.

Applications are now open for Summer 2022!

Summer Study Abroad gives you a chance to study one of our world-renowned subjects, using London as the starting point for your research. You will be assessed at the end of your programme and if your home university approves, you may be able to transfer credits to your home degree.

London offers an amazing backdrop to your summer study, and you will get to sample UAL's extensive facilities at one of our 6 Colleges.

  • Applications for London College of Fashion Summer Study Abroad courses have now closed (application deadline: Monday 25 April).

How to apply

Application links are on each Summer Study Abroad course page. More information on how to apply.

We look forward to welcoming you to London!

Summer courses at UAL


Summer Study Abroad students have the option to reserve a space in 1 of UAL's halls of residence. Although UAL Study Abroad and Accommodation endeavour to provide students with suitable UAL accommodation, space is limited and is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

We advise that students book their summer accommodation as soon as they receive their offer letter. Students will only receive the discounted rate once they receive an unconditional offer from the central UAL Study Abroad team. For more details about the discounted rate, please refer to the conditional offer letter.

Entry requirements

Level of study

Summer Study Abroad is suitable for students who have completed at least 1 year of undergraduate-level study.

Level of English

You should be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and make presentations. As a guideline we would expect you to have an English language level equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.0 (list of language equivalencies).


Record of Study

At the end of your course, we will provide a record of study with the grades you have achieved for each unit and their equivalent US credit value.

To earn credit for your Summer Study Abroad course, please check that your home institution will award external credit before you travel to London.

Financial aid and scholarships

Summer 2022: Scholarship

Apply for our Summer 2022 scholarship. The Award winner will receive the cost of the tuition fee.

To apply for the Summer Study Abroad 2022 Scholarship, you must first hold a conditional offer of a place on an Summer Study Abroad 2022 course. To make your application, complete one of the following:

Create a video (no longer than two minutes) OR write a 250 word blog post (with photos) demonstrating the following question:

Why I want to study a Summer Study Abroad course at UAL and what I hope to achieve

Be as creative as you like!

Submissions should be sent to with the subject Summer Study Abroad 2022 Scholarship Application. The deadline is 2 April 2022.


To be eligible, you must be 18 years or older, hold an offer to join one of our 3 week courses, above, and be enrolled on an undergraduate degree programme outside the UK.

  • The scholarships cover the tuition-fee only and depend on you successfully enrolling for the course. Our cancellation policy still applies.
  • Scholarship winners will be asked to take part in promotional activities to promote Summer Study Abroad and the scholarship scheme.