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University of the Arts London (UAL)

University of the Arts London (UAL) is home to a diverse community of students from over 130 countries across the globe. UAL has representatives in countries around the world who can help students with their application. International students can also contact UAL's International Offices in London directly.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

12,250 international students in 2016–17

Welcome Arrangements

  • To make arriving in the UK as easy as possible, UAL offers a free airport collection service for all international students from outside the EU arriving in London for the first time.
  • Students automatically become a member of the university’s Students' Union, which with its many societies offers a great way to meet new people.
  • International Students House (ISH) organises social and cultural events for international students in London, including free cinema on Sundays and trips around the UK. UAL is a member of ISH so all UAL students can join for free.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS requirements vary depending on the course and level of study, with details shown on the individual course pages on the university website.
  • In addition to IELTS, UAL accepts several other English language tests.

Accommodation for International Students

  • All international students at UAL are guaranteed a place in university accommodation for their first year of study, in halls of residence spread across London.

Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 17,920 15,720–23,020
Mixed 17,920 17,920–25,720
Laboratory 17,920 17,920–25,720
Clinical - -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.