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Discover your visa options to study design abroad

Want to study graphic design in New York or London? It’s easier than you think! There are many visa options available that allow you to study design abroad at our international campuses.

Why choose Shillington’s graphic design course to study abroad?

  1. Pay like a local. We don’t charge higher tuition for students from other countries. Pay the same course fees as local students.
  2. Move abroad and save? Check your exchange rate against the the British pound and the American dollar. Significant financial savings are possible depending on your currency.
  3. A life-changing creative adventure. Explore a new city while learning relevant industry skills in a fast-paced environment. Graduate with an amazing graphic design portfolio and prepare to take your creative career to the next level—wherever you plan to live!
  4. Join an international group of Shillumni. 1000+ students from 60+ countries around the world have studied abroad at Shillington. Shillington + alumni = Shillumni.

Can’t travel to New York or London? You can now study from wherever you are in the world with our online graphic design course.

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Study design abroad in New York City

Who is eligible to study in New York? M-1 Student Visa holders, Canadian and Bermudian citizens
Which course? 3 months full-time
Want to hear from a graduate? Henriette van Baren (Amsterdam to New York), Chrystal Christie (Sydney to New York), Marusa Rimc (Slovenia to New York)

The United States offers the M-1 Student Visa for Shillington, which allows you to live in New York while studying, including one month before and after the course.

First, read about the application process. You need to be enrolled as a full-time student at an approved institution (Shillington!), have proof of sufficient funds to self-support during the course and promise to maintain your permanent residence abroad.

Ready to get started? Apply to Shillington online first, select the M-1 Visa option, pay the $1000 deposit and we’ll be in touch with the next steps, starting with the I-20 certificate form. If you start early, it’s a straight-forward process that can make your New York dream come true.

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Study design abroad in London

Who is eligible to study in London? Youth Mobility Scheme visa holders, India Young Professionals scheme visa holders, European Union (EU) members, European Economic Area (EEA) members and Swiss citizens.
Which course? 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time
Want to hear from a graduate? Carolina Reis (Portugal to London), Camila Rogelis (Bogota to London), Nick Jacobs (Portland to London)

The United Kingdom offers the Youth Mobility Scheme visa, which allows 18—30 years old from Australia, Canada, Japan*, Monaco, San Marino*, New Zealand or Taiwan*, Hong Kong*, South Korea* or Iceland and the India Young Professionals scheme visa to live, study and work for up to 24 months. Perfect to graduate from our 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time course, then work or travel for the remainder of your visa. Visit GOV.UK to learn more.

*To be eligible for the Youth Mobility Scheme visa from these countries, you must first enter and be selected from a ballot. 

If you have an European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) passport, you don’t need a visa to study in the United Kingdom.

London City Guide

Applying for a visa wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be! I was enticed by the whole idea of studying design in a city I always wanted to live in.

Bea Sambalido
New York Graduate

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