Support for Scholarships & Bursaries

Scholarships really do change lives. They allow talented students the opportunity to study without being over-burdened with financial problems and debt. By donating a scholarship, you will provide an outstanding education for talented students.

UAL works with a number of companies to provide philanthropic scholarship support to our students.  Our corporate donors enjoy a close relationship with their scholarship recipients during their studies, and benefit from watching their creative strengths, personal style, technical ability and future careers develop.   

Benefits of supporting a scholarship 

  • Offering exceptional students, who may not be able to afford course fees, the chance to study
  • Providing outstanding education for generations of art, design, fashion and performance students
  • Access to the very best students for internships and future employment
  • Naming the scholarship, selecting the College and discipline
  • International and national media coverage through press articles, website features and social media  – enhance your brand and reputation
  • Joining the UAL’s dedicated group of scholarship donors
Avakian winner, Tiffany Baehler
Avakian winner, Tiffany Baehler
Courtesy Mindy Coe ©

Current partnerships

Avakian Design Scholarship

Avakian, master jewellers to royalty and celebrities support scholarships in BA Jewellery Design at CSM. As well as fees and maintenance support, the winner of the scholarship also benefits from a 6 month paid internship at the Geneva workshops of the third-generation family jeweller.

Avakian is very excited to support a new generation of talent. We’ll be looking for imaginative, original work, backed up by the ability to develop ideas and communicate them visually.

- Corinne Avakian, Avakian Director.

While higher education is now such a financial burden for many of our students, it is fantastic that there is industry support out there for them.

- Caroline Broadhead, BA Jewellery Course Director.

Financial Times Bursary

The Financial Times provides bursary support students studying MA Journalism at LCC. The bursaries not only provides invaluable financial support but recipients are also offered a work placement at the FT during their year of study. 

The FT has local links with LCC and has developed this close collaboration with the world leading College of media and design for the past 6 years. Through its relationship with the MA Journalism course, the FT demonstrates its support for education at the highest level in its local community. 

"The Financial Times Bursary has had a profound impact on my life and I will forever be grateful to the FT for enabling me to study journalism. While receiving a bursary is always very special, to have been awarded one from such an important and universally-respected newspaper is a true honour. In the space of a year, I’ve gone from working minimum wage jobs to securing my first job in journalism."
- Daniel Liberto, recipient of the Financial Times Bursary 2011/12. 

Following graduation, Daniel was offered a permanent job working on FT’s Money Management Magazine.

Neal’s Yard Remedies PhD and Scholarship

Neal’s Yard Remedies support a PhD Scholarship at the Centre of Sustainable Fashion at LCF and MA Textile Design Scholarship at Chelsea College of Art and Design.  The PhD support will generate outputs which can be put towards campaigning activity for Better Lives through fashion.  The support will also help initiate new textile research in ethical production, the need to reduce consumption and design activism.

Alongside the scholarships, Neal’s Yard Remedies will support an Annual Lecture at LCF and students from Chelsea will be invited to visit Neal’s Yard Remedies and Sheepdrove Organic Farm to learn about organic farming and production.