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University of the Arts London

272 High Holborn London London,
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Undergraduate Overview

University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design in the 2020 QS World University Rankings®, for the second year in a row, and is Europe's largest specialist university for art and design.

UAL draws together six renowned Colleges, each with a long established, global reputation for producing outstanding work:

  • Camberwell College of Arts
  • Central Saint Martins
  • Chelsea College of Arts
  • London College of Communication
  • London College of Fashion
  • Wimbledon College of Arts

Each College has its own culture, philosophy and focus.

UAL graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide, and the University has launched the careers of many creative and cultural leaders, including over half of all Turner Prize nominees.

Undergraduate study at UAL

UAL offers over 100 courses at degree preparation and undergraduate level in art, design, fashion, media, communication, screen and performing arts.

The University’s courses are delivered by inspiring and supportive teaching staff made up of professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics and theorists. With a UAL qualification, you could follow the path of many of the University’s alumni to become a world leader in your field.

Take a look at the list of courses to find out if there's something for you.


How to apply

Course pages contain all the information you need to apply, including application forms and entry requirements.

Use the Course Finder on the UAL website to search for a specific undergraduate course.


Foundation Diplomas

The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is one of the main routes into practice-based undergraduate courses at University of the Arts London. The course, which lasts one year, will prepare you for higher education and help you decide the specific subject you want to study at undergraduate level.

You can find more information about the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design on the UAL website.


Undergraduate funding

The UAL website contains information on grants and loans for undergraduates.

UAL also has a range of bursaries, scholarships and awards open to undergraduate students.

If you are from outside the EU, visit the International Fees and Funding page.



Each of the University’s Colleges boasts specialist equipment and facilities, including stunning galleries, dramatic workspaces and performance venues. Students have access to a range of learning resources — including archives and special collections, with items dating from the 15th century to the 21st — and can borrow materials from all of the College libraries.

You can find more information about the University’s specialist art and design facilities on the UAL website.


Open Days

Open Days provide a great opportunity to visit any of UAL’s six London Colleges. You will get to meet staff and students and gain in-depth information about undergraduate courses, fees and funding. It’s your chance to start to experience life at UAL.   The University has a full programme of Undergraduate Open Days that take place at each of the six Colleges. Take a look at the UAL website for upcoming Open Day events.


Contact us

If you have questions about any of UAL’s courses, complete an enquiry form on your chosen course page.

Programs available

Undergraduate - Faculties/Departments and Programs

University Highlights

Total students - 17,347


International students - 9,838


Total faculty staff - 1,326


Total students - 17,347


International students - 9,838


Total faculty staff - 1,326



The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
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English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
Find your nearest test centre and test dates.

Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.