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

Applications for the UAL Vice-Chancellor’s UK and EU Postgraduate Scholarships for 2017/18 entry are now open. If your masters course is due to start in September or October 2017, your completed application form and supporting evidence must be submitted by 4pm BST on Wednesday 31 May 2017. If your masters course is due to start in January 2018, your completed application form and supporting evidence must be submitted by 4pm BST on Tuesday 31 October 2017.

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.

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 masters course is due to start in September or October 2017, your completed UAL Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate Scholarship application form and supporting evidence must be submitted by 4pm, Wednesday 31 May 2017.

If your 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, Monday 31 October 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 Loan Scheme offered by Student Finance England. 

Supporting documents

You'll need to provide the following documents to support your application for the UAL Vice-Chancellor's UK and EU Postgraduate Scholarship.

1. Documents evidencing your household income (from all sources). For example:

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 tax credit award notification or equivalent state benefit(s) notification associated with income (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 tax credit award notification or equivalent state benefit(s) notification associated with income (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 tax credit award notification or equivalent state benefit(s) notification associated with income (all pages) and
  • Other types of personal income including share certificates or dividend statements for stocks, shares or bonds.

2. If you are applying from an EU member state, 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 copy of your biometric residence permit (BRP) card or a letter from the Home Office if you are a refugee in the UK at the point you make your UAL Vice-Chancellor’s UK and EU Postgraduate Scholarship application.

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

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