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 February 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 over 25 years old.

How to apply

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

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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.

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. 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 over 25 years old.

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 what receiving a UAL Vice-Chancellor’s International Postgraduate Scholarship would mean to you and your studies.
  • Tell us how you intend to use the qualification you will be gaining when you return to your home country.
  • Confirm any other sources of funding you have (or have applied for) to meet the cost of your studies in the UK.

How to apply

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

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.

Qualifying countries

You need to be ordinarily resident in one of the low income economy countries listed below to begin to meet the eligibility criteria for a UAL Vice-Chancellor's International Postgraduate Scholarship award.

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Angola
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central Africa Republic
  • Chad
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Cuba
  • Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea)
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic 
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lao PDR
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Macedonia FYR
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Republic of Yemen
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • West Bank and Gaza Strip
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
 

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