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The Burberry Creative Arts Scholarship

The Burberry Creative Arts Scholarship of £27,750 each is available to 2 Home students enrolled on the first year of the BA Fashion Design, BA Textile Design, BA Jewellery Design, BA Fashion Communication or BA Graphic Communication Design course at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.


To be eligible for The Burberry Creative Arts Scholarship students must be:

  • Considered a Home student for fee purposes
  • Enrolled in the first year of study on one of the full-time courses listed below at Central Saint Martins, UAL starting in September 2023:
    • BA Fashion Design
    • BA Textile Design
    • BA Jewellery Design
    • BA Fashion Communication
    • BA Graphic Communication Design.


Founded in 1856, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. Their team consists of 10,000 employees worldwide, designing developing, making and selling products under the Burberry brand. Product design and development are centred in Burberry’s London headquarters. The Burberry business model is designed to create long-term sustainable value for all stakeholders.

Burberry is delighted to be working with Central Saint Martins to expand opportunities for emerging talent from diverse backgrounds. UK based students will be financially assisted through 3 years of undergraduate study and access to world class teaching, facilities and networks, essential to nurturing future artists and designers. The ‘Burberry Scholars’ will represent a variety of communities, bringing fresh perspectives to the wider creative industry.

“This is an important and generous initiative from Burberry, in that it will support students who might otherwise not flourish because of financial hardship. The scholarships are part of Burberry and Central Saint Martins’ shared commitment to London remaining an exciting hub of creativity.” - Professor Jeremy Till, Head of Central Saint Martins

The scholarship will be assessed on the basis of financial need and academic merit. It will provide a contribution towards tuition fees or course costs and living expenses for the duration of the course except the placement year.

Applications are particularly welcome from students who have progressed through the Insights Programme, who are in financial hardship and will benefit from undergraduate 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 17 November 2023

The panel will be scheduled for January 2024. The date will be communicated to shortlisted students.

Receiving payment

The scholarships will provide an annual contribution of £9,250 towards tuition fees or course costs and living expenses for the duration of the course except the placement year. The award recipient will make the decision.

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

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


If you have questions or need help, please contact us using our student enquiry form.

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