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UAL International Postgraduate £40,000 Scholarship and accommodation award

This scholarship covers the cost of tuition fees, accommodation at one of UAL’s halls of residence and may also contribute towards living costs. Up to 4 UAL International Postgraduate £40,000 Scholarships are available. Applications open in late April.


Criteria 1: You must hold an offer to study a full-time taught master’s course at one of UAL’s 6 Colleges starting in 2021/22.

  • Your course must offer either a Grad Dip, M ARCH, MA, MFA, MBA, MRes or MSc qualification.
  • 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 must be ordinarily resident in one of the low-income economy countries detailed in our list of qualifying countries (see below).

  • Evidence such as a copy of your immigration documents, ID card or formal proof of your address must be included as part of your application.


You are an asylum seeker in the UK at the point at which you make your scholarship application.

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

Criteria 4: You must provide a personal statement as part of your scholarship application which responds to the following questions (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.


Qualifying 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 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 deadline

The deadline has been extended from Friday 18 June 2021 to Wednesday 30 June 2021.

Receiving payment

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

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.


If you need help, please fill out this form.

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.