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Semester students at London College of Fashion select from three study abroad program concentrations: Fashion Business, Fashion Product Design, or Fashion Media and Communication. All students enroll in three mandatory courses for 6 credits, and then choose from several elective courses within their selected concentration for a total of 12 – 16 US credits.
October 15, 2017
Apps accepted after deadline as space permits
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Two academic letters of recommendation
Digital portfolio (if applicable, see Academics)
Passport scan (photo page)
Digital photo (passport style)
January 5, 2018 – April 14, 2018
Academic Year: Sophomore (2nd year) or above
* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements
Cumulative GPA:* 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
English Language:* Non-native English language speakers must submit IELTS: 6.5+ (5.5+ in each skill area), or proof of study in the US for 1+ year.
Portfolio Requirements – Fashion Product Design Semester Only
Five pieces of your best work. This can be elements from your sketchbook, final presentation sheets, photography of things you have made. These images should be a selection of work which represents your skills and ability.
Courses & Registration
Students complete course registration during the SAI application process by selecting their elective course choices to be taken alongside 6 credits of mandatory courses. Final schedules with course days and times are provided at academic orientation.
|October 15 2017
Applications accepted after deadline as space permits.
|Within 1 week of acceptance
||SAI Deposits Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
|October 1 2017
||50% of Total Program Fee Due
Students who are accepted and submit SAI deposits after this date will have an amended pay schedule. Either 50% or 100% of Program Fee will be due within 5 business days, based on the date of acceptance.
|October 15 2017
||SAI Scholarship Application Deadline
Students wishing to apply for an SAI scholarship must have all application items submitted by 11:59pm Pacific Time on this date.
|November 15 2017
||SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until student loan disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.
|December 1 2017
||Balance of Total Program Fee Due|
|December 1 2017
||SAI Pre-Departure Form Due|
|January 5 2018
||Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students arrive into any London airport, most common: Heathrow (LHR) or Gatwick (LGW). Airport pick-up is provided between 10am and 6pm. Apartment check-in begins at 2pm.
|January 6 2018
||SAI Orientation & Welcome Dinner
Mandatory SAI orientation introduces students to their city while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture. Following orientation, students are welcomed with a great meal!
|January 8 – 11 2018
Mandatory 4 day academic orientation and events.
|January 15 2018
||Spring Break (no classes) & Paris Trip
The 5 day study trip to Paris takes place during this time and students are assigned to one of 5 date options at orientation. No classes meet during the two week break.
|April 13 2018
|April 14 2018
||Program End & Housing Check-out
Students must move out of SAI housing by 10:00am to pursue independent travel or return home between terms.
|SAI Program Fees*||USD|
Refundable at the end of the term.
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services (see What’s Included).
|Optional / Additional Fees:|
|Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom; limited supply.
|International Mailing Supplement
Students residing outside the U.S. are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
*prices are subject to change
Note: certain SAI-affiliated US universities require specific payment arrangements. These may require that some fees are paid by the student directly to SAI, and other fees are paid to SAI by the affiliated university on behalf of the student. If you attend an SAI-affiliated university please contact your study abroad office or speak with your SAI Admissions Counselor for details.
|Budget||Low Est.||High Est.|
|Airfare to/from London
|Books, Supplies & Course Fees
||$300 / term||$500 / term|
Includes groceries and eating out.
|$500 / month||$800 / month|
|Personal Expenses||$250 / month||$350 / month|
|Transportation within London
Public transportation with some taxi rides.
|$100 / month||$250 / month|
Cost varies greatly by student.
|$300 / month||$1,000 / month|
This is an SAI Signature Services Program; it includes our full services!
Pre-departure and Re-entry services
SAI offers activities, at no extra cost, for students to get to know their community, city and country. Following is a sample of the activities included in this program. Please note that actual activities may differ.
Students are welcomed to their new city over a delicious dinner to mingle and get to know each other.
London Walking Tour
Students visit the Western part of the city accompanied by one of the finest local guides. The tour covers major sights such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square, but also takes students through quaint back streets to experience the true spirit of London.
Pub History Tour
Through old alleyways and amongst other famous sights of the city, students explore 2,000 years of London’s best pubs and inns, tabernas, alehouses and coaching inns frequented by famous poets and writers such as Oscar Wilde and Charles Dickens.
An Evening in London’s West End
London’s West End is the world’s premier home of English language theatre—a fact that even the most avid Broadway addict will (quietly and begrudgingly) admit. Students get to enjoy a top rated West End musical or play to experience what all the hype is about.
Tour of the Tate Modern
One of the best-kept secrets in London is the Tate Modern’s Friday “late viewing” period when visitors can roam the halls of the world famous museum practically undisturbed. On one such evening, students take a tour of the museum’s highlights with an audio guide.
Weekend Trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon & Warwickshire
Students travel to William Shakespeare’s birthplace, and talk to on-site historians to discover what life was like in Renaissance England. While there students experience some of the highest profile Shakespearean theatre in the world at the Royal Shakespeare Company, which has trained generations of famous British actors from Patrick Stewart and Dame Judi Dench to Jude Law and David Tennant. The group then travels to nearby Warwick, to experience the 1,000 year old Warwick Castle, described by some as England’s Ultimate Castle.
Students celebrate the end of a great term and say their goodbyes over a pint!
Standard Housing: Student apartment
SAI student apartments are convenient, clean, and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (upgrade to private bedroom available). Apartments are within a 30 minute walk/tube ride of all London campuses. Typical residences house 2 – 8 students and contain a combination of private and shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living areas. Furnishings, a washing machine, basic kitchen supplies, bed linens and towels are provided. All apartments are equipped with wireless internet. SAI on-site staff is available to respond to any maintenance needs that may arise.
Alternate Housing: Independent
Students seeking independent housing can do so, for a reduction in the SAI program fee. Please contact SAI for details.
Passports should be valid for 3 months after planned departure from the UK.
European Union citizens attending any SAI London school for an academic term do not require a student visa. United States citizens attending any London school for one academic term (6 months or less) do not require a student visa prior to arrival. All others should check with the British Embassy to determine if a visa is required and the process for obtaining one.
Our Student Visa Office is available to assist students requiring a visa; SAI provides student visa consulting for all our students at no cost.
SAI Programs is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.