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We can’t wait to welcome our new and returning students from 19 October 2020. Your safety is our first priority.


19+ Advanced Learner Loans Bursary Fund

We are pleased to offer a number of bursaries to assist Foundation Diploma in Art and Design students aged 19 or over.


To be eligible for 19+ Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund, students must be:

  • Considered Home or EU fee status
  • Studying on a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design course which starts in September 2019
  • Aged 19 or over on 31 August 2019

Scholarships Search

UAL offers a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and awards provided through generous donations from individuals, companies and philanthropic charities, as well as from University funds.

Use our Scholarships Search to find out what you might be eligible for.


The 19+ Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund is provided by the Government, via the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). By following general rules set by the ESFA, we are able to consider applicants under the following three categories:

Hardship support

This provides assistance for specific costs that you incur during your studies.

Residential support

A contribution towards the cost of accommodation for any students who moves to London in order to study at UAL. Students with a household income over £25,000 per year will not qualify for a Residential Bursary.


This is a contribution to childcare costs for students over the age of 20.


Applications are now closed for 2019/20.

Student can apply online through the Student Portal.

Applicants will also be contacted by post and email with an invitation to apply and will receive a decision by email within 28 days.

The 19+ Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund is now open for applications and the final date for applications to be accepted is 24 April 2020.

For students applying for childcare, please download the childcare provider form which needs to be completed by your childcare provider:

Receiving payment

Successful applicants must be enrolled onto their course before they can receive their bursary payment.

Payment will be made in two instalments if the application is successful.


If you need help, please contact or call +44 (0)20 7514 8080