Scholarships for University of Arts London

Scholarships for University of Arts London

UAL offers a wide range of scholarships, bursaries, awards and hardship funds provided through generous donations from individuals, companies and philanthropic charities, as well as from University funds.

Each year hundreds of students realise their creative potential at UAL thanks to funding. Use our Scholarships Search to find out if there’s a fund for you.

UAL Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate Scholarships

We’ve committed over £1million worth of funding to reduce the costs of postgraduate study for up to 180 students looking to start their full-time masters course in 2017/18.

UAL’s Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate Scholarships offer a 50% tuition fee remission for eligible Home/EU applicants. For international applicants, two types of scholarships are available. One offers a £5,000 tuition fee remission, and the other a £25,000 award and accommodation generously provided by International Students House (ISH).

UAL Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate UK and EU Scholarships

Up to 150 scholarships are available to applicants meeting eligibility criteria. The UAL Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate UK and EU Scholarships provide a 50% tuition fee remission for a full-time taught masters course at one of UAL’s six Colleges, starting in the academic year of 2017/18.

Application deadline

If your qualifying full-time masters course is due to start in January 2018, the scholarship application deadline is 4pm, Tuesday 31 October 2017.

For courses beginning in September/October 2017 the scholarship application deadline has already passed. The deadline was Wednesday 31 May 2017.


Criteria 1: You must have applied to study a full-time taught masters course at one of UAL’s six Colleges starting in the academic year of 2017/18. Your course must offer either an M ARCH, MA, MFA, MRes or MSc qualification.

The following courses do not qualify: Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Integrated Masters (or any similar course that qualifies for undergraduate support from UK student finance agencies), EMBA, MBA, distance learning, blended learning and online courses. Read our list of qualifying courses.

In addition, you are not eligible to apply if you already hold a postgraduate taught qualification (or one at an equivalent level) from studies undertaken in the UK or abroad. Read our Previous Study page on the UAL website for details.

Criteria 2: Your annual household income must be £55,000 or less (or the equivalent exchange value in an EU member state currency) at the point of scholarship application. As an example, a household income of £55,000 is around €65,000. Visit the Oanda Trade Currency Exchange website for an up-to-date currency conversion.

Your household income is made up of your income plus the income of:

  • Your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) (or a parent/guardian and their partner), if you are under 25 years old and live with them or depend on them financially.
  • Your partner, if you are 25 years and over.

Criteria 3: You need to qualify for the Home/EU category of tuition fee status.

Home/EU tuition fee status includes complying with immigration and residence conditions for the UK. You may also qualify if you have been recognised by the UK Government as a refugee. In any case, you may be asked to complete a UAL Fee Assessment Form to confirm your status.

Visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website to find out whether you are required to pay Home, EU or Overseas tuition fees. Visit our Postgraduate Tuition Fees page for further tuition fee information for University of the Arts London.

Before applying

As part of your online application you’ll be asked to upload supporting documents that evidence how you meet the eligibility criteria. We recommend that you have these files ready before starting your application, as once you’ve begun you won’t be able to save your progress and return later.

How to apply

Once you’ve applied for a qualifying course we’ll send you an email with details on how (if you meet the given eligibility criteria) you can apply for a UAL Vice-Chancellor’s UK and EU Postgraduate Scholarship award.

Award allocation

Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis from the acknowledgement date of your completed scholarship application (which must include all the required supporting evidence to be considered a valid application).

If your qualifying full-time masters course is due to start in January 2018, your completed UAL Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate Scholarship application form and supporting evidence must be submitted by 4pm, Tuesday 31 October 2017. 

If your qualifying full-time masters course is due to start in September or October 2017, the deadline has already passed. The deadline was Wednesday 31 May 2017.

You will receive notification of the outcome of your scholarship application following confirmation that you have been offered a place on your chosen taught masters course.

You can apply for any UAL award or scholarship where you meet the eligibility criteria. If you have successful applications for more than one UAL award or scholarship, we will ask you to choose which of them you will receive, as you are only permitted to hold one at a time.

If you are awarded a UAL Vice-Chancellor’s UK or EU Postgraduate Scholarship, this may be used in conjunction with external sources of funding subject to the eligibility terms of those awards. For example you may be able to apply for a £10,000 repayable loan to help fund your studies with the Postgraduate Loanoffered by Student Finance England.