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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 Colleges and Institutes. 185 UAL Home Postgraduate Scholarships are available through 2 routes, each with different eligibility criteria.

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 previous UAL scholarship) 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 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 by the following dates to let you know if you have been successful:

Course Start DateApplication DeadlineDecision
September/October 2023 Friday 30 June 2023 Mid August 2023
January 2024Wednesday 1 November 2023Mid December 2023

We are unable to accept late applications. Any incomplete applications may not be considered.

Receiving payment

If your application is successful you will be sent an award letter and if you want to accept the scholarship you will be required to complete, sign and return the acceptance form.

Your tuition fees will be raised directly to your fees account in the first year of your course.

For those studying Online, part-time or extended full time courses where your scholarship award may be more than your Year 1 course fee, the surplus will be used towards your Year 2 fees.

Additional Information

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

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 get in touch using our student enquiry form.

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