How to Apply to University of the Arts London

As official representatives of UAL in Brazil, Language Partners can provide you with all the support you need to apply to the university. The best way to apply is by taking part in the selection processes for all the full time courses which takes place in Brazil three times a year, twice during the first semester and once in the second.

Step by Step guide to applying to the university

  1. Contact Language Partners to tell us of your interest to study at the university. The office in São Paulo offers advice all year round to students interested in studying at UAL.
  2. Complete our UAL student form
  3. If you already know the course you are interested in, we will be able to advise you on what is needed to apply for the course.If you are unsure of the course you would like to take, look carefully at the university’s web site
  4. Arrange to talk to one of our specialist student advisors in São Paulo, Rio or via skype from other places. If you are unsure about the best program of study for you, we will be able to make suggestions based on your studies and experience to date and our expertise and knowledge of the courses available at the university.
  5. Take part in one of our University of the Arts London workshops such as the Fashion Portfolio workshops with Central Saint Martins alumnae Renata Estefan. Listen to what Renata had to say about her experience of studying on the Graduate Diploma course at CSM here 
  6. Once you have decided on the right course for you, reserve your interview in Brazil with a visiting tutor from UAL at one of the three opportunities during the year.


There is no fee for taking part in the selection process and  we help you prepare in the following ways.


Pre-Interview Orientation meeting 

All students invited to take part in the selection process for UAL will have the opportunity to attend a pre-interview meeting with other students or receive individual counselling.

This will provide you with the opportunity to check that you have all the documents required to apply for your course and discuss any doubts you may have regarding the preparation of your portfolio, should your course require one.

This pre-interview orientation will include the following:

  •  An important overview of the different levels of study at the university and the fundamental differences between the Brazilian and UK Education systems especially in the areas of Art & Design
  •   Details of the documents required to apply to your chosen course and what you need to bring with you on the day of your interview
  •   Advice on how to prepare your portfolio, if required, including  where possible the chance to see examples of portfolios from previous successful applicants to your course.
  • Advice on how to write your Supporting Statement in English, all full time courses at UAL require one.
  •  The opportunity where possible to discuss with alumni their experiences of studying at UAL and exchange ideas with students like you who are in the process of applying.
  • You will be advised on your English level and given the opportunity to speak in English about your work before the interview so that you will feel more confident on the actual day!

We will also advise you on how to obtain the required level of English for your course and confirm which examination you should take.


Although taking part in the Selection Process is the best way to apply to UAL from Brazil, students are welcome to apply at other times of the year outside the selection process dates especially if you will not be in Brazil at the times of the scheduled interviews.

We can assist you with your application from wherever you may be in the world and can arrange an interview for you in London at the university.

 How much do UAL ful time courses cost?

There are standard fees for most of the full time programs but you are advised to check the UAL website for confirmation of specific fees for the course you are interested in.

Standard fees for full time courses starting in September or October 2018 and January 2019 are as follows:

FE (Further Education Programs) including Foundation Studies and Access to HE (Higher Education) £15,460  (not including Registration Fee)

BA and BSc programs £19,350 per year

PG and MA programs £19,350 per year

The university offers an excellent range of shorter courses including Study Abroad programs which are typically from 12 to 14 weeks and can offer students the opportunity to study for a term at one of the six colleges on one of the many degree (BA) programs.

Study Abroad (14 weeks) 

Camberwell and Chelsea £6,950

Central Saint Martins £6,950

London College of Fashion £6,600

Scholarship opportunities

Each year the university offers scholarship opportunities for students wishing to study at postgraduate level.

Take a closer look at all the funding and scholarships opportunities offered by UAL