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UAL International Postgraduate £30,000 Scholarship and ISH accommodation award

Up to four scholarships are available to applicants meeting eligibility criteria. A scholarship provides a £30,000 award to cover tuition fee charges and make a contribution towards living costs. Scholarship recipients will also be offered International Students House (ISH) accommodation for the duration of their study.


Criteria 1: You must currently hold an offer to study a full-time taught master’s course at one of UAL’s six Colleges starting in the academic year of 2020/21. Your course must offer either an M ARCH, MA, MFA, MRes or MSc qualification.

The following courses do not qualify: Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Integrated Masters (or any similar course that qualifies for undergraduate support from UK student finance agencies), EMBA, MBA, distance learning, blended learning and online courses.

In addition, 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.

Criteria 2: You need to be ordinarily resident in one of the low income economy countries detailed in our list of qualifying countries (see below). G20 member countries have been excluded.

In your application you’ll be asked to evidence with documentation that you are ordinarily resident in a qualifying country. For example you may be asked for a copy of your immigration documents, ID card or formal evidence of your address.


You are an asylum seeker in the UK at the point you make your UAL International Postgraduate Scholarship application.

Criteria 3: Your annual household income must be £50,000 or less (or the equivalent exchange value in a qualifying countries currency) at the point of scholarship application. Visit Oanda Trade Currency Exchange for an up-to-date currency conversion.

Criteria 4: Providing a personal statement which responds to the following questions as part of your UAL International Postgraduate Scholarship application (maximum 350 words per question):

  • Describe how receiving a Postgraduate Scholarship would make a difference to you
  • Tell us how you intend to use the qualification you will be gaining to support your future plans
  • Describe how you would address challenges in your home country
  • Tell us how you would uphold the values of social justice and environmental stewardship

Scholarships Search

UAL offers a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and awards provided through generous donations from individuals, companies and philanthropic charities, as well as from University funds.

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


Qualifying countries

Applications for a UAL International Postgraduate Scholarship £30,000 scholarship and ISH accommodation award can be made by applicants ordinarily resident in the following countries:

Afghanistan Guatemala North Macedonia
Albania Guinea Pakistan
Algeria Guinea-Bissau Palestine, State of
Angola Guyana Paraguay
Armenia Haiti Peru
Bangladesh Honduras Philippines
Barbados Iraq Rwanda
Belize Jamaica Saint Lucia
Benin Jordan Sao Tome and Principe
Bhutan Kazakhstan Senegal
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Kenya Serbia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Kyrgyzstan Sierra Leone
Burkina Faso Lao People's Democratic Republic South Sudan
Burundi Lesotho Sudan
Cambodia Liberia Suriname
Cameroon Libya Syrian Arab Republic
Central African Republic Madagascar Tajikistan
Chad Malawi Tanzania (United Republic of)
Colombia Maldives Thailand
Comoros Mali Timor-Leste
Congo Mauritania Togo
Congo (Democratic Republic of the) Moldova (Republic of) Trinidad and Tobago
Côte d'Ivoire Mongolia Tunisia
Dominican Republic Montenegro Turkmenistan
Ecuador Morocco Uganda
Egypt Mozambique Ukraine
El Salvador Myanmar Vanuatu
Eswatini (Kingdom of) Namibia Viet Nam
Ethiopia Nepal Yemen
Gabon Nicaragua Zambia
Gambia Niger Zimbabwe
Ghana Nigeria


Once you've received an offer on a qualifying course, the ‘my funding’ page on your UAL Applicant portal will be updated to display application forms for scholarships you may be eligible for.

Your completed UAL International Postgraduate Scholarship application form and supporting evidence must be submitted by 1pm on Friday 19 June 2020.

As you will need to be holding an offer on an eligible course in order to apply for the scholarship, it is recommended that you make a course application as soon as possible in order to receive an offer with enough time to apply for the scholarship.

If you decide to complete a scholarship application form, we will contact you by email after this scholarship application deadline has passed to let you know if your application has been successful.

Receiving payment

Scholarships will be awarded by a UAL selection panel. The panel will make their decision based on the validation of evidence submitted to prove eligibility and a review of the statements provided as a part of the UAL International Postgraduate Scholarship application process.

You can apply for any UAL award or scholarship where you meet the eligibility criteria. If you have successful applications for more than one UAL award or scholarship, we will ask you to choose which of them you will receive, as you are only permitted to hold one at a time.


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