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Ports 1961 Scholarship

The Ports 1961 Scholarship of £28,290 is available to 1 Home or International student accepted on the MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.


To be eligible for the Ports 1961 Scholarship students must be:

  • Considered a Home student who is ordinarily resident in the UK (living in or predominantly tied to) the UK for most  of the 3 years before your course is due to start OR
  • Considered an International student for tuition fee purposes AND
  • Accepted on the full-time MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins, UAL starting in October 2022.


With each collection, PORTS 1961 delivers a luxe sense of chic with characterful twists, personality and creativity.

Founder and Canadian entrepreneur Luke Tanabe’s unwavering dedication to quality has prevailed the brand’s narrative since the beginning. While importing Japanese silk to the New World, Tanabe developed a cross-cultural perspective that mirrored the sweeping social changes of the ’60s. Reflecting his vision for the rise of the modern woman, Tanabe expanded Ports into a luxury womenswear label that would earn global admiration for its precision and ease.

In 2019, PORTS 1961 evolved into a modern creative collective defined not by the restraints of traditional design practices, but by constant collaboration. Echoing the brand’s propensity for pragmatic and playful combinations, Karl Templer leads fashion, with visual identity by Baron & Baron and global business strategy led by Michela Piva. With this fresh new synergy, PORTS 1961 merges namesake heritage with today’s most forward-thinking creatives — pushing the label into the future.

PORTS 1961 has been supporting students at Central Saint Martins since 2015. The PORTS 1961 MA Fashion Scholarship offers one talented student per year the opportunity to study at a world leading fashion design institution when they may otherwise not have been able to do so."

The scholarship will be assessed on the basis of financial need and academic merit. It will provide a contribution towards, tuition fees, course costs and living expenses for Home students and a contribution to tuition fees only for international students.

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 is provided in the guidance notes:

Closing Date: Friday 16 September 2022

Receiving payment

For Home students, the scholarship will provide a contribution towards tuition fees, course costs and living expenses. For International students, the scholarship will provide a contribution towards tuition fees.

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

Course costs and living expenses payments (for Home students only) will be paid in termly instalments to the award recipient via BACS.


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