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The following are Slade-specific queries. Please also see the more general FAQs for applications to research programmes at UCL see UCL Prospective Students Graduate FAQs.

When should I apply?

Applications to the Slade MPhil/PhD for September 2024 entry close on 2 October 2023. 

When must my referees submit their references?

References should be submitted by the application deadline.

Will I be interviewed?

All applications are considered by a small team of senior Slade staff and shortlisted candidates are invited for interview. Interviews are conducted by staff involved with the MPhil/PhD programme plus the proposed supervisory team. Due to the high number of applications received, we are unable to offer feedback on your application or interview.

Can I apply for funding?

For details of UCL Scholarships and other UCL funding opportunities see the following links:

Slade School of Fine Art MPhil/PhD Fees and Funding
UCL Scholarships and Funding
UCL Doctoral School

Can the department help me with a Tier 4 visa application?

Academic Departments are not able to give visa advice to applicants or students. Please contact

Is student accommodation available?

UCL does offer some student accommodation. Please see the Student Residences Office website for more information and pay close attention to deadlines for applications. Please note that the Slade is not able to intervene in the allocation of accommodation.

Does the Slade offer careers-related training?

Yes, as well as feedback and teaching which is informed by the professional 'art world' knowledge and international perspective of Slade staff, the Slade runs its own bespoke series of careers talks for all final year students, in conjunction with the UCL Careers Service. Sessions are led by Slade staff, with invited guest speakers, and cover various topics such as artist fees, pricing work, fundraising and writing successful grant applications, finding a studio, how to write press releases etc. The programme has been recognised as 'best practice' across the wider University. For more information see the UCL article Getting students career ready at the Slade School of Fine Art.