University of the Arts

No. of international students 7105 2013 Ranking 31
Student : Staff ratio 6.0 2014 Ranking 53
Engineering Undergraduate Postgraduate
Business Management Undergraduate Postgraduate


The University of the Art’s is Europe’s largest university for art, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts. It is a federation of six internationally renowned colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Art.

Central Saint Martins moved to a new purpose-built campus in King’s Cross at the start of the 2011 academic year. The £200m campus brings together more than 4,000 students and 1,000 staff. Based in a grade-II-listed granary building, the state-of-the-art campus is at the heart of the 67-acre redevelopment of King’s Cross. The university has no fewer than six libraries and is home to more than 50 unique collections made up of film, costumes, scripts, photography, set designs and sound recordings.



As with everything in London there are lots of accommodation options! University accommodation costs for 2013-14 range from £96 to £254 a week. The university provides 3,027 places in 12 residences across London. Non-EU students, disabled students and students who are under 18 at the start of their course are given priority during allocations. International (non-EEA) students are guaranteed a place if they apply online by 1 June. Students have access to photography darkrooms, ceramic workshops, rehearsal rooms, printmaking studios with traditional presses and equipment, laser cutters and 3D printers, foundries for metal casting, weave and knit studios, and print and dye rooms. London College of Communication has TV and broadcast studios and a working newsroom, Wimbledon College of Art has one of the few theatres in the UK built specifically for shows in the round, and Central Saint Martins boasts a 350-seat public theatre.