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Moorhouse Scholarships

The Moorhouse Scholarships of £10,000 each are available to 4 Home or International students accepted on the MA Textile Design course at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London.


To be eligible for The Moorhouse Scholarships students must be:

  • Accepted on the full-time MA Textile Design course at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, starting in October 2021


Rodney Moorhouse was a textile designer and photographer who studied and taught at both Camberwell and Chelsea Colleges of Arts in the 1960s and 1970s. His wife, Tessa, was a judge who specialised in children’s rights. Despite suffering serious injuries in a road accident early in their careers, Rodney and his wife Tessa devoted their lives to helping young artists and to combatting inequality.

The Moorhouse Bursary and Scholarship Programme has been established at UAL in accordance with Tessa’s wishes to continue to provide support for the causes which she and Rodney championed for the benefit of future generations of students.

The Scholarships will be assessed on the basis of financial need and academic merit. It will provide a contribution of £5,000 towards course tuition fees and £5,000 towards living expenses.

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 must be made by filling in an online application form. More information provided in the guidance notes:

Closing date: Friday 27 August 2021

The panel will be scheduled for September 2021. The date will be communicated to shortlisted students.

Receiving payment

The scholarships will  provide a contribution of £5,000 towards course tuition fees and £5,000 towards living expenses.

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

Living expense payments will be paid in termly instalments via BACS to the award recipients.


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