University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London

London , United Kingdom
  • 22
    Acceptance Rate
  • 30
    Available Programs
  • 18000
  • 14590
    Average Cost
  • 83
    Employment Rate


University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings. It is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university, with over 19,000 students from more than 130 countries. Established in 2004, UAL brings together six esteemed arts, design, fashion and media Colleges, which were founded in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Entry requirements

English language

If English isn’t your first language, you will need to prove your language level with a qualification like the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). 

You can still apply to a course with a different qualification. However, if you don't qualify for a testing exemption, you will need to have a valid English language qualification for both UAL and UKVI purposes. For more information

For subject like fine art, graphic design, fashion design, and other hands-on disciplines, you will need to submit a portfolio as part of your application.

Scholarship & funding

UAL offers a wide range of scholarships, bursaries, awards and hardship funds provided through generous donations from individuals, companies and philanthropic charities, as well as from University funds. Each year hundreds of students realise their creative potential at UAL thanks to funding. For more information


Student life

We want to ensure that you get a full experience of life as a student at UAL. That means providing you with opportunities to engage with your fellow students and the university, and benefit from our facilities, services and offers.