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Cordwainers MA Scholarship

The Cordwainers MA Scholarship of £8,250 is available to one Home, EU or International student accepted on the MA Footwear course at London College of Fashion.


To be eligible for the Cordwainers MA Scholarship students must be:

  • Accepted on the full-time MA Footwear course at London College of Fashion, University of The Arts London, starting in October 2020.


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.

The Cordwainers have a strong charitable ethos. Their primary charitable focus is to nurture young talent in the fashion and shoemaking industries.They achieve this by providing scholarships, bursaries and prizes to outstanding students at a number of Universities and colleges. In doing this they continue to promote the profile of shoe education and industry in the UK. Their commitment to modern fashion can be seen through some of their most recent members, such as Jimmy Choo and L.K. Bennett, as well as their strong association with the London College of Fashion, arguably the world’s best training ground for shoe design students.

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

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


Applications for this scholarship are now closed for 2020/2021.

Receiving payment

The scholarship will provide a contribution towards your tuition fees.

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


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