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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

Applications are now open for summer 2023.

You can find application links on each Summer Study Abroad course page. For more information, visit the Apply to study abroad page.

Read the UAL Summer Study Abroad 2023 brochure (PDF  3.1MB)

We look forward to welcoming you to London!

Summer Study Abroad courses 2023


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

Our Summer study abroad courses are the equivalent to 4 US Style credits based on 60 contact hours. Please note this does not include LCF summer courses. If you’re planning to claim credit towards your degree, be sure to check with your home institution before you apply.

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

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 an offer for 1 of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses.

Please note: the Summer Study Abroad Award is not available for LCF summer courses.

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 how to apply.

Other funding and scholarship opportunities.

  • Work by Emilion Sannie | BA Interior and spatial design 2021
    Summer accommodation and housing

    Stay in 1 of UAL's halls of residences.

  • Pink Venus with cash by Juliette Stuart, Graduate showcase.
    Summer Study Abroad Award

    Winners of the award receive a tuition fee waiver.

  • Work by Memunatu Barrie | BA Textile Design 2021
    Visas and immigration

    Check which visa you need and start planning your travels!

  • Work by Ellen Russell | BA textile design 2021
    Dates, deadlines and fees

    Check fees, dates and application and payment deadlines for all Study Abroad courses.