Funding, Scholarships and Financial Aid
University of the Arts London offers a number of scholarships and can help you find other sources of funding to help you finance your Study Abroad programme.
All six Colleges are Title IV Registered. Eligible students who are enrolled on a Study Abroad programme here can continue to take out financial aid via their home institution.
I applied to UAL in the hopes of pushing my art with a greater bredth of experience. Not only was I greeted by a phenomenal staff upon arrival, but I also found incredible inspiration from earning the Deans' Award for Study Abroad, as well as withnessing the excellent work produced by my very talented peers.
Julia Bennett (USA), BA Photography, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL Deans' Awards for Study Abroad Spring 2015
University of the Arts London Award for Study Abroad
UAL Study Abroad makes four awards of £1,500 each academic year, to support outstanding students who have been accepted onto a Study Abroad programme at any of our six Colleges.
How to apply
Submit a 250-word blog post and four photos or one video of two minutes introducing your home institution to a UAL student, who is going to Study Abroad there next year.
Think about what tips and advice might come in useful, and recommendations in and around the local area.
Please send your application as an email attachment or via file-sharing site to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 18 November 2016.
We will let you know the outcome of your application by Friday 9 December 2016.
Eligibility to apply
You must have been accepted onto an integrated or semester Study Abroad programme at UAL starting in January 2017.
Winners will be selected on the basis of their blog post and photos or video.
Conditions of the award
In accepting the award, successful candidates will be expected to complete six blog entries of 250 words each with a minimum of two high-quality photos per entry, to be featured on our website. The theme of the blog posts will be your experiences of studying abroad at UAL and life in London in general.
We may also ask successful candidates to feature in a profile for the UAL Study Abroad brochure and/or website.
Scholarship of £500 open to all Study Abroad students at UAL.
BUTEX (British Transatlantic Exchange Association) awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester, term or for a whole academic year. The value of each scholarship is £500.
- You must have been offered a study abroad or exchange place which is not eligible for an ERASMUS grant
- Your study abroad or exchange placement must be for the UK academic year 2016 / 2017 (i.e. your studies should fall between September 2016 and August 2017)
- Your place must be for a minimum of one semester / term
AASAP/UK Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship
Open to students currently studying in the US, the purpose of the scholarship is to provide a deserving study abroad student with financial support to pursue academic study in the United Kingdom.
The merit-based scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of the value of an international educational experience and who agrees to share with AASAP/UK members the ways in which the scholarship has helped to fulfil their academic and personal ambitions. The award will be £500 for a semester or term abroad, or £1000 for a full year.
- Enrolment in full-time education
- Undergraduate status at a university or college based in the United States
- Acceptance on a study abroad programme offered by an AASAP/UK FULL OR ASSOCIATE member with a minimum length of one semester/term.
- Minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA
- Willingness to share their experiences abroad with the AASAP/UK community in person at the beginning and through a reflective written piece at the end of their study abroad experience.
The Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship
Scholarship open to US students who are currently receiving the Pell Grant.
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate Study Abroad students and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for USundergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participare in study or intern programmes worldwide.
- The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship
- The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S
- The applicant is studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks (28 days) in one country - or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students - and no more than one academic year
- The applicant is studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list
A range of scholarships and awards open to students applying through API (Academic Programs International).
API awards approximately $450,000 in study abroad scholarships annually ranging from $250 - $1,000 per student each year. To maximise the number of students who benefit from API scholarships, API awards a maximum of $1,000 per student.
Eligibility requirements vary for each scholarship.
A range of scholarships between US $500 and US $2500 open to students applying through SAI Programs.
SAI is pleased to offer scholarships to deserving students each academic year, open to all SAI participants who meet the eligibility requirements. SAI scholarships are awarded based on financial need and academic merit. Applicants are considered for all scholarships that apply to their enrollment and therefore do not have to specify a particular scholarship. An independent selection committee reviews applications that meet all criteria and requirements.
To be considered, applicants must:
- Have already submitted a complete SAI program application, including the application fee, official transcript, personal statement and any other supplemental materials
- Be enrolled in a full Semester or Summer Program (including SAI Housing) and remain a full time student while abroad (12 credits semester)
- Adhere to the SAI Code of Conduct; SAI reserves the right to revoke a scholarship if the recipient fails to adhere to the SAI Code of Conduct
- Currently attend a US university or college (except for the “Non-U.S. Student Scholarship”)
A range of scholarships between US$500 and US $2500 open to students applying through IFSA-Butler.
IFSA-Butler believes that study abroad should be within the reach of every student, so we offer a wide range of scholarships and financing opportunities for our students, including awards for first generation college students. General scholarship awards are $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs and $2,500 for full year programs.
Scholarships are open to any student applying through IFSA-Butler.
Fund for Education Abroad
Scholarships for US citizens and US residents ranging from US $1,250 to US $10,000.
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2010 to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000.
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
Since 2010, FEA has awarded almost 100 scholarships, helping students from all over the United States follow their dreams abroad.
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
- Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S.
- Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s educational institution
- Study abroad program must include at least 4 weeks (30 days) in country / countries