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Funding opportunities

UAL is offering the following funding opportunities for research degree students.  You can also get information on alternative routes for funding.


Postgraduate students can apply to UAL to pursue fully funded doctoral-level research studentships in arts and humanities subject areas over the next 5 years, after the technē Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) was granted a second round of funding by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

technē brings together UAL with eight other higher education institutions in London and the south-east (Royal Holloway University of London, University of Brighton, Kingston University, University of Roehampton, University of Surrey, Brunel University, Loughborough University London and the University of Westminster). It is 1 of 10 Doctoral Training Partnerships across the UK to be announced in the new round of funding by the AHRC.

Applications for technē funding starting 2020 have now closed.

Please check back in October 2020 for information on applying for technē funding starting September 2021.

Applications for technē funding starting 2020 have now closed.

We will release information on applications for technē funding starting September 2021 in October 2020.

Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology

Deadline: 9am Tuesday 14 April 2020

Holition and London College of Fashion are delighted to offer a £20,000 per year, 3 years full time PhD (or part time) scholarship opportunity starting on 1 October 2020. This scholarship focuses on delivering innovation and growth throughout the entire fashion and textile supply chain, from manufacturing to retail.

Scholarship in Cosmetic Science

Deadline: 9am Tuesday 14 April 2020

London College of Fashion offers a fees-only 3 years full time PhD scholarship opportunity to commence 1 October 2020. This scholarship is designed for innovative proposals related to the application of 3D printing technology to personalised cosmetics, accompanied with comprehensive research into the underlying technological aspects.

Alternative guide to postgraduate funding

This guide provides advice and information for prospective and current graduate students about applying for alternative sources of funding, particularly from charities and trusts. Find out more and access the guide.

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is independently published by GradFunding.

Doctoral loan

You may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan to help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate doctoral course. Find out more about doctoral loans.