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Summer Study Abroad

Study for 3, 5 or 8 weeks in the creative capital of the world.

For Summer 2020, we have introduced flexible booking terms in response to COVID-19. If you decide to cancel your place on the course, the deposit payment is now refundable until 6 weeks before the course start, subject to receiving your cancellation notice in writing. If we have to cancel the course our usual Terms and Conditions apply. Please contact us at if you have any queries.

Taught by experts, you’ll use London as your classroom, and apply what you learn from the start. Aimed at students who have completed a year of undergraduate-level study in their specialist area, we also welcome those with little experience or recent graduates.

Download our 2020 Summer Study Abroad List (PDF 49 KB)

8 June - 26 June 2020

Fashion Communication – Central Saint Martins

Fashion Design – Central Saint Martins

8 June - 31 July 2020

Footwear Design Summer School - London College of Fashion

Introduction to Fashion Business - London College of Fashion

Introduction to Fashion Design - London College of Fashion

29 June - 17 July 2020

Animation - London College of Communication

Advanced Fashion Design - Central Saint Martins

Architecture - Central Saint Martins

Art History, Criticism and Communication - Central Saint Martins

Contemporary Fine Art Practice – Central Saint Martins

Contemporary Photography Practice – London College of Communication

Design Management – London College of Communication

Digital Photography Portfolio – London College of Communication

Digital Textile Design – Chelsea College of Arts

Experimental Fashion Knitwear – Central Saint Martins

Fashion Communication – Central Saint Martins

Fashion Design – Central Saint Martins

Fashion Design: Menswear – Central Saint Martins

Filmmaking – London College of Communication

Fine Art Studio – Chelsea College of Arts

Graphic Design – Central Saint Martins

Journalism – London College of Communication

Illustration – Camberwell College of Arts

Interior Design – Central Saint Martins

Product and Industrial Design – Central Saint Martins

Textile Design – Central Saint Martins

Theatre and Screen – Wimbledon College of Arts

20 July - 7 August 2020

Advanced Fashion Design – Central Saint Martins

Communication for PR and Advertising – London College of Communication

Fashion Communication – Central Saint Martins

Fashion Design – Central Saint Martins

Graphic Media Design – London College of Communication

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

The equivalent of IELTS 5.0 or above is required.

The equivalent of IELTS of 6.0 or above is required for Journalism, Acting Shakespeare with Drama Centre and Art History, Criticism & Curation.


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

Each summer, we award tuition-fee waivers for the following courses. Further information, including details of how to apply, can be found on each course page:


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.

It is advantageous for students to book their summer accommodation as soon as they receive their offer letter; however, 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.

Images from Summer 2019

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