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Application Guidelines For International Students

Five of the world’s most innovative art and design colleges make up the University’s diverse and creative community
University of the Arts London welcomes applications from international students

Applying English language requirements

You may apply directly to the University either through the The ability to understand, communicate and learn in
International Centre or through the individual International English is an important requirement for acceptance into
Offices located at each of our Colleges. Please complete University of the Arts London. If English is not your first
only one application form. It is possible to download or primary language, you must provide us with evidence of
an International Application Form from our website your English language ability (such as an IELTS or TOEFL
( or request an application score).You can apply before you have the required level of
form by contacting the International Centre. English language ability. The requirements for entrance to
full-time courses are shown below:
Please complete the application form clearly, in blue
or black ink. Fashion Portfolio: IELTS 4.5

Foundation Studies, Diploma, Access

Students wishing to apply to multiple universities in
and ABC Diploma courses:
the United Kingdom will need to make their application
IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL 500 / TOEFL CBT 173
through Universities & Colleges Admissions Services
(UCAS). Please see their website for further information Foundation Degree Award: IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 550 / TOEFL CBT 237

Bachelor of Arts / Graduate Certificate

Applying through a local representative
/Graduate Diploma:
University of the Arts London has representatives in
IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 580 / TOEFL CBT 237
a number of countries across the world.

Some courses require a higher level of English language

We encourage applicants who have a representative in
ability. Please refer to the prospectus or ask at the
their country to make them their first point of contact
International Centre if you are unsure of the level
with the University. Our representatives can assist
of English language ability required for the course
with all aspects of the application procedure, offer
you wish to apply for.
information about programmes and courses and assist
with immigration matters.
University of the Arts London offers a free English
Language University Preparation Programme to new
When our senior academics make their next scheduled
international students who have been offered a place on
visit, a local representative can arrange for applicants to
a full-time course and who have paid their first year’s
have an interview or an advice session with an academic.
tuition fees in full. To qualify, students should be close
Our contact details and an overseas schedule can be
to meeting their English language requirement.
found on our website (

The English Language University Preparation Programme

runs from May to the end of September.
Sending your application What happens next?
Before submitting your application please ensure that you Applying from overseas
have included the following: If you have applied for a course through one of our overseas
representatives, they will be able to arrange an interview for
• An original, completed, signed and dated application form. you when our senior academics make their next scheduled
visit. Applicants who are available for interview through one
• Your academic transcripts
of our overseas representatives should bring their portfolio to
(officially translated into English).
their interview, where applicable.
• A portfolio of your work (if applicable).
International applicants who will not be available for
• Evidence of your English language ability interview in London, or at our representatives’ offices,
(such as an IELTS or TOEFL score), where English are required to submit their portfolio (where applicable)
is not your first language. If this is unavailable with their application form to the International Centre.
please provide us with your test date.
Applying from the UK
Students who apply for art and design courses will require Applicants who are currently in the UK, who have submitted
a portfolio. Only by looking at your work can we assess an application and meet the entry requirements, will be
your skills and strengths and how you develop your ideas. invited to attend an interview in London. Applicants who
are available for interview in London should bring their
When assessing a portfolio, understanding the processes you portfolio to their interview, where applicable.
have used to develop your work is as important as the final
work itself. It is essential that you include sketchbooks, When will I know if I have been accepted?
drawings and the visual research and planning you did to We aim to provide applicants with a decision within
develop your work. Remember that we are particularly four-to-six weeks of receiving your application. If your
interested in your most recent work, even if it is unfinished. application to your first choice college is unsuccessful,
your application will be automatically forwarded to your
If you are sending your portfolio please send colour copies, second choice, where again we aim to provide a decision
slides/ photos, or CD ROMs rather than original work. on your application within four-to-six weeks from receipt.

University of the Arts London offers a number of courses

at various levels, which do not require portfolio submission.
Please refer to our prospectus or contact the International
Centre for further information if you require more
information about this.
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Fees Contact Us
University of the Arts London does not charge an Please send your application to:
application fee.
International Centre
The standard annual tuition fees for international students, University of the Arts London
for the 2006 / 2007 academic year are as follows: 4th Floor
65 Davies Street
• Further Education Courses: London
Foundation Studies, Access and ABC Diploma W1K 5DA
If you have any further questions please contact
• Higher Education Courses:
the International Centre:
Foundation Degree and Bachelor of Arts
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7514 7605 / 8521
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7514 6212

Photo credits

1. Camberwell College of Arts - Ok Hyun Yoon, BA (Hons) Painting

2. Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design - Thomas Grimer, BA (Hons) Product Design 2004
3. Chelsea College of Art and Design - Numan Oguzcan, BA (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design
4. London College of Fashion - Elisabet Holmstrom, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology - Womenswear
5. London College of Communication - Luke Embden, BA (Hons) Surface Design