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Scholarship

UAL Home Postgraduate Scholarships

This scholarship provides a £5,000 fee waiver for a full-time or part-time taught master’s course at one of UAL’s 6 Colleges. 170 UAL Home Postgraduate Scholarships are available through 2 routes, each with different eligibility criteria. Applications open in late April.

Eligibility

Route 1

To be eligible to apply you must be:

  1. assessed as a Home student for tuition fee purposes. EU and other non-UK nationals who qualify for the Home tuition fee status will also be eligible to apply; and
  2. hold an offer to study a full-time or part-time taught master’s course at UAL. Your course must offer either a Grad Dip, M ARCH, MA, MBA, MFA, MRes or MSc qualification; and
  3. be in receipt of means tested benefit at the time of application to include Universal Credit; or
  4. have previously received student funding from UAL (excluding the UAL Equipment Fund) or your previous university, awarded on the basis of financial hardship; or
  5. have previously been part of the UAL Widening Participation scheme; or
  6. have previously been in care for more than 13 weeks (spanning your 16th birthday).

Route 2

To be eligible to apply you must be:

  1. assessed as a Home student for tuition fee purposes. EU and other non-UK nationals who qualify for the Home tuition fee status will also be eligible to apply; and
  2. hold an offer to study a full-time or part-time taught master’s course at UAL. Your course must offer either a Grad Dip, M ARCH, MA, MBA, MFA, MRes or MSc qualification; and
  3. you have achieved, or are predicted to achieve, an upper second-class honours degree or above. Recognised equivalents are also accepted. Please refer to the NARIC to check your degree. You will need to provide your transcripts as proof of your qualification. If you have have not yet received your results, you will need to provide evidence of your predicted grade as part of your application. When you receive your results, you will need to provide further evidence that you have achieved your predicted grade to be granted the award; and
  4. You must provide a satisfactory personal reference from an academic or professional referee. Your reference must be provided in English; and
  5. you must provide a personal statement which responds to the following questions (maximum 350 words per question):
    1. Describe your background and your academic experience.
    2. Describe how receiving a postgraduate scholarship would make a difference to you.
    3. Tell us how you intend to use the qualification you will be gaining to support your future plans.
    4. Confirm any other sources of funding you have, or have applied for, to meet the cost of your studies.

Please note:

You are not eligible to apply if you already hold a UK postgraduate taught qualification (or one at an equivalent level) from studies undertaken in the UK or abroad.

Apply

Once you've received an offer to study at UAL, the ‘my funding’ page on your applicant portal will be updated to include application forms for scholarships you may be eligible for.

If you submit a scholarship application, we will email you after the deadline has passed to let you know if you have been successful.

Application deadlines

  • For courses starting in September/October 2021: Friday 16 July 2021.
  • For courses starting in January 2022: Friday 15 October 2021.

Receiving payment

The scholarships are awarded slightly differently depending on the route you choose.

For postgraduate degrees taught over multiple years, the £5,000 award may be divided and applied equally throughout the course. This applies to both routes.

If you have successful applications for more than one UAL award or scholarship, you must choose which of them you would like to receive, as you are only able to hold one at a time.

Route 1

All applicants who meet the scholarship criteria and course entry requirements will be offered the scholarship.

Route 2

Scholarships are awarded by a UAL selection panel, who make their decision based on the evidence provided in your application.

Help

If you need help, please contact funding@arts.ac.uk

Scholarships Search

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Use our Scholarships Search to find out what you might be eligible for.