Information for students applying from Japan

Based in one of the world's most exciting capital cities, we're home to a diverse community of inspiring and determined learners, teachers and innovative thinkers, representing over 120 nationalities.

Ranked seventh in the UK and third in London for art

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Our School of Art, Architecture and Design is internationally recognised for high quality teaching. You'll learn through practice and gain real-world experience through individual and collaborative projects, engaging with professionals, communities and companies.

We also have a range of specialist art and design facilities including our wood, metal and plastic workshops, darkrooms and digital manufacturing technology.

Get in touch

If you would like more information about the University, our courses, or need some help with your application please contact us 

Keyan Zhu
International Recruitment Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 207 133 2949

Want to speak to someone in your own country? Check out our list of local reps!

Key information for students from Japan

Please note: This information is provided as a guide only. Some courses may have specialised entry requirements that are listed on the relevant course page. Please check for any additional subject/course specific requirements before submitting your application.

Academic entry requirements

Type of course



We would expect student from Japan to have completed a recognised foundation programme or passed the first year of university study with good grades in a related subject.

Four-year degree including a foundation year Students who fall slightly below the standard requirements for an undergraduate course may be considered for an available or appropriate foundation year degree programme.

A completed bachelor's degree (four-year course) from a recognised institution

Grade: 70%, or a GPA of 2.8, or an overall grade of B or above

International Foundation Programme

A completed High School (Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate)

Grade: Overall grade of 2 or above

Mathematics and English requirements




We accept all of these general English language requirements.

Mathematics (if applicable to your course)

A pass in Mathematics in the Lower Secondary Leaving Certificate, or Special Training School Upper Secondary Certificate

A grade of 3 or above

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Our international team

We offer a welcoming and supportive environment situated in one of the world’s greatest cities. Our international students come from all over the world, giving you the opportunity to meet people from a variety of different backgrounds. No matter where you're from, we'll ensure you have the best possible university experience and, if you need support during your time with us, our international advisers can provide valuable information and advice.

Our students from Japan


Fees and funding

Funding is often available to help you with your course fees. Find out more about our scholarships and our early payment discount.

Find out more about life in London

Living in London is a fantastic experience as a student – with so many places to explore, things to do and people to meet. Whether it's working in the UK, the cost of living or how to register with a doctor, we understand that as an international student you may have some questions and concerns about moving to London – we hope that the information below will help answer your questions.

Useful links for students from Japan