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Cordwainers BA Placement Bursary

The Cordwainers BA Placement Bursary of £4,500 is available to 2nd year undergraduate Home students currently enrolled on the BA Cordwainers Footwear: Product Design and Development course at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.


To be eligible for the Cordwainers BA Placement Bursary students must be:

  • considered Home student for tuition fee purposes and
  • currently enrolled in the second year of the full-time BA Cordwainers Footwear: Product Design and Development course at London College of Fashion and
  • undertaking the Diploma of Professional Studies placement in the industry year Commencing in September/October 2022.


In common with other livery companies, the Cordwainers Company was, in the early and middle ages, responsible for the governance and quality control of its trade in the City of London and the education and training of craftsmen through the system of apprenticeships. This early involvement in education and training has continued to the present day.

To help ensure the BA (Hons) Cordwainers courses remain open to talented students, regardless of their background and economic circumstances, The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers are pleased to provide a placement bursary of £4,500 to footwear students to contribute towards course tuition fees and living expenses.

The scholarship will be assessed on the basis of financial need and academic merit. It will provide a contribution towards course tuition fees and living expenses.

Applications are welcome from those who are in financial hardship and those who will benefit from undergraduate studies to realise their full potential.


Applications for this scholarship are now closed for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Receiving payment

Tuition fees will be paid directly from the award into the University’s Tuition Fees account.

Living expense and course costs payments will be paid in termly instalments via BACS to the award recipient.


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