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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

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.

How to apply

Dates are to be confirmed for 2023. Sign up for updates.

When applications open, links will be updated on each Summer Study Abroad course page. More information on how to apply.

We look forward to welcoming you to London!

Summer Study Abroad students on the London Eye

Summer courses at UAL

Accommodation

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).

Credit

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.

Summer Study Abroad Award

Please note: Summer Study Abroad 2022 award applications have now closed.

Apply for our Summer Summer Abroad Award! The award winner receives a tuition fee waiver.

To apply for the Summer Study Abroad Award, you must have a conditional offer on a Summer Study Abroad course.

Successful applicants will:

  • Receive a tuition fee waiver,
  • Need to write at least one story/blog post during their time at UAL,
  • Do a student takeover on our Instagram,
  • Help us provide fun content.

Learn more.

Other funding and scholarship opportunities.