UAL Vice-Chancellor's Postgraduate International Scholarships

We have two types of UAL Vice-Chancellor’s International Postgraduate Scholarships on offer, each with different eligibility criteria. One offers a £5,000 tuition fee remission, and the other a £25,000 award and accommodation generously provided by International Students House (ISH).

Application deadline.

Applications for the UAL Vice-Chancellor’s International Postgraduate Scholarships for 2017/18 entry will open in March 2017. Your completed application form and supporting evidence must be submitted by 4pm BST on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

 

Partial tuition fee remission award

25 scholarships are available to applicants meeting eligibility criteria. A scholarship provides a £5,000 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.

Eligibility

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. Read our Previous Study page on the UAL website for details.

Criteria 2: You need to qualify for the Overseas category of tuition fee 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.

In your application you’ll be asked to evidence with documentation that you qualify for the Overseas category of tuition fees. For example you may be asked for a copy of your immigration documents, ID card or formal evidence of your address.

Criteria 3: You have achieved (or are predicted to achieve) an upper second class honours degree (or a recognised equivalent as specified by the UK Government) or above at undergraduate level.

You will be asked to provide evidence of your qualification by supplying a transcript.

If you are yet to receive your results but are predicted to achieve an upper second class honours degree or above you will be asked to provide evidence of your predicted results. Please note that whilst you can apply for a UAL Vice-Chancellor’s International Postgraduate Scholarship based on predicted results, if your scholarship application is successful, you will only be granted the award if you achieve the required result and can evidence this by supplying a transcript.

Criteria 4: Your household income must be £55,000 or less (or the equivalent exchange value in the currency of your country of residence) at the point of scholarship application. 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.

If you were offered a place on a qualifying full-time taught masters course in 2016/17 but chose to defer your place to start in the academic year of 2017/18 instead, you can apply for a UAL Vice-Chancellor's Postgraduate Scholarship. You must meet all of the eligibility criteria and your deferral request to start your course in 2017/18 must have been accepted by UAL.

If you were offered a UAL Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate Scholarship in 2016/17 but chose not to accept the award, you can re-apply for a 2017/18 scholarship if you meet the eligibility criteria. Please be aware that because you were offered an award in 2016/17 this does not guarantee you will also be a successful applicant in 2017/18. You will be subject to the same application and allocation process as all other eligible applicants.

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

Applications for the UAL Vice-Chancellor’s International Postgraduate Scholarships for 2017/18 entry will open in March 2017.

Award allocation

Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis from the acknowledgement date of your completed scholarship application and supporting evidence.

Your completed UAL Vice-Chancellor’s International Postgraduate Scholarship application form and supporting evidence must be submitted by 4pm BST on 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.

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£25,000 scholarship and International Students House accommodation award

Up to eight scholarships are available to applicants meeting eligibility criteria. A scholarship provides a £25,000 award to cover tuition fee charges and make a contribution towards living costs. Scholarship recipients will also be offered International Students House (ISH) accommodation for the duration of their study.

International Students House

Accommodation for the UAL Vice-Chancellor's Postgraduate International £25,000 Scholarship is generously provided by International Students House (ISH). ISH is a charity dedicated to British and International students in London, providing accommodation in one of the safest and most convenient locations in central London. Find out more on the ISH website.

Eligibility

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

Criteria 2: You need to be ordinarily resident in one of the low to middle income economy countries detailed in our ‌List of Qualifying Countries (PDF)‌‌. G20 member countries have been excluded.

In your application you’ll be asked to evidence with documentation that you are ordinarily resident in a qualifying country. For example you may be asked for a copy of your immigration documents, ID card or formal evidence of your address.

Or, you are an asylum seeker in the UK at the point you make your UAL Vice-Chancellor’s International Postgraduate Scholarship application.

Criteria 3: Your household income must be £55,000 or less (or the equivalent exchange value in a qualifying countries currency) at the point of scholarship application. 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 4: You are willing to provide a response to each of the following statements as a part of your UAL Vice-Chancellor’s International Postgraduate Scholarship application:

  • Describe your background, your academic experience and how receiving a Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate Scholarship would make a difference to you.
  • Tell us how you intend to use the qualification you will be gaining to support your future plans. 
  • Confirm any other sources of funding you have (or have applied for) to meet the cost of your studies in the UK.

If you were offered a place on a qualifying masters course in 2016/17 but chose to defer until 2017/18, you can apply for a UAL Vice-Chancellor's Postgraduate Scholarship. You must meet all of the eligibility criteria and your deferral request to start your course in 2017/18 must have been accepted by UAL.

If you were offered a UAL Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate Scholarship in 2016/17 but chose not to accept the award, you can re-apply for a 2017/18 scholarship if you meet the eligibility criteria. Please be aware that because you were offered an award in 2016/17, this does not guarantee you will also be a successful applicant in 2017/18. You will be subject to the same application and allocation process as all other eligible applicants. 

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

Applications for the UAL Vice-Chancellor’s International Postgraduate Scholarships for 2017/18 entry will open in March 2017.

Award allocation

Scholarships will be awarded by a UAL selection panel. The panel will make their decision based on the validation of evidence submitted to prove eligibility and a review of the statements provided as a part of the UAL Vice-Chancellor’s International Postgraduate Scholarship application process.

Your completed UAL Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate Scholarship application form and supporting evidence must be submitted by 4pm BST on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

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.

Note: If your scholarship application is successful you may still be required to evidence that you have access to the maintenance funds required to satisfy UK Visa conditions. If you require a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa, you’ll need to have £11,385 in maintenance funds (£1,265 a month for a maximum of 9 months), as your study and accommodation will be in London. This is based on current Tier 4 (General) Student Visa guidance.

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Supporting documents

You'll need to provide the following documents to support your application for both the Partial Tuition Fee Remission Award and the £25,000 Scholarship and ISH Accommodation Award.

1. Documents evidencing your household income (from all sources). For example, if you are:

If you are under 25 years old and live with or depend on your parent(s) or legal guardian(s):

  • Copies of your parent’s/guardian’s and their partner’s payslips covering a period of three months or
  • A copy of your parent’s/guardian’s and their partner’s annual tax statements equivalent to a UK P60 or
  • A copy of your parent’s/guardian’s and their partner’s state benefit(s) notification associated with income or equivalent to a UK tax credit award notification (all pages) and
  • Other types of personal income including share certificates or dividend statements for stocks, shares or bonds.

If you are under 25 years old and independent:

  • A copy of your payslips covering a period of three months or
  • A copy of your annual tax statement equivalent to a UK P60 or
  • A copy of your state benefit(s) notification associated with income or equivalent to a UK tax credit award notification (all pages) and
  • Copies of your bank statement covering a period of three months and
  • Other types of personal income including share certificates or dividend statements for stocks, shares or bonds.

If you are 25 years and over:

  • Copies of you and/or your partner’s payslips covering a period of three months or
  • A copy of you and/or your partner’s annual tax statements equivalent to a UK P60 or
  • A copy of you and/or your partner’s state benefit(s) notification associated with income or equivalent to a UK tax credit award notification (all pages) and
  • Other types of personal income including share certificates or dividend statements for stocks, shares or bonds.

2. You still need to evidence the equivalent exchange value of £55,000 in your currency. You'll need to attach a screen shot image of the conversion value from the Oanda Trade Currency Exchange website.

3. Documents evidencing your citizenship or immigration status:

  • A copy of your passport photo page or
  • A copy of your immigration documents e.g. visa or residency card or
  • A letter from the Home Office if you are an asylum seeker in the UK at the point you make your UAL Vice-Chancellor’s International Postgraduate Scholarship application and
  • Proof of your address or addresses from the last three years if you don't have citizenship but are instead considered to be ordinarily resident e.g. utility bill, bank statement or official document

4. For the Partial Tuition Ree Remission Award only, you'll need a copy of your transcript demonstrating that you have achieved (or are predicted to achieve) an upper second class honours degree (or a recognised equivalent as specified by the UK Government) or above at undergraduate level.

If you have any questions about the evidence for your application, email the UAL Student Funding Team at vicechancellor.scholarships@arts.ac.uk.

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