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Moving to the UK

Whether you're ready to make the move or you're still in the planning stages, there's lots to think about when it comes to studying in another country. To help you as you plan, we've gathered up a few resources to help you understand application to UAL and a few helpful tips for when you arrive.

Explore our USA to UAL Guide

Within the guide you'll find:

  • A break down of study levels and a further look at the Colleges of UAL
  • A glossary of useful terms surrounding the UK education system
  • Helpful resources to support you on your move, including information on healthcare and banking
  • A creative guide to the city itself to inspire your experience.
  • For further guidance visit our International Student section.

Download your own copy (9.4MB PDF)

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Illustration by Savvy Bader

Preparing for your move

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    Highline Building
    Accommodation  

    When you're studying in London you'll need a place to live where you feel safe, comfortable and at home. We've got 11 accommodation sites across London for you to consider.

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    Cem Hamlacibasi by Alys Tomlinson
    Applying for a Visa

    Before you travel it's important you've got the correct visa. Read all about the steps you need to take to ensure you've got the right paperwork to study in the UK.

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    Ashley Bonfield by Alys Tomlinson
    US Loans

    Studying can be expensive but you may be eligible for a US Federal Loan. Learn more about loans and what's available to you for overseas study.

Living in London

Why do creative students choose London?

With dozens of galleries and and streets full of inspiration, it's no wonder London is often first choice for creative students. Hear from a few of our current students as they explain why they love studying in London and how it informs their own practice at University of the Arts London.