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£25,000 Scholarship and ISH Accommodation Award

Up to eight scholarships are available to applicants meeting eligibility criteria. A scholarship provides a £25,000 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 have applied to study a full-time taught masters course at one of UAL’s six Colleges starting in the academic year of 2018/19. 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.

You can find a full list of eligible courses here.

In addition, you are not eligible to apply if you already hold a postgraduate taught qualification (or one at an equivalent level) from studies undertaken in the UK or abroad. Read our Previous Study page on the UAL website for details.

Criteria 2: You need to be ordinarily resident in one of the low to lower-middle income economy countries detailed in our list of qualifying countries. 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 personal income must be £25,000 or less (or the equivalent exchange value in a qualifying countries currency) at the point of scholarship application. Visit the Oanda Trade Currency Exchange website for an up-to-date currency conversion.

Criteria 4: You are willing to provide a response to each of the following statements as a part of your UAL International Postgraduate Scholarship application:

  • Describe your background, your academic experience and 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.
  • Confirm any other sources of funding you have (or have applied for) to meet the cost of your studies in the UK.


This scholarship is offered by UAL and International Students House (ISH).


Applications are now closed.

Once you've submitted a fully completed application for a qualifying course we'll send you an email with details on how (if you meet the eligibility criteria) you can apply for a UAL International Postgraduate Scholarship award.

Please note that we'll need to have received your fully completed course application by 11.59pm BST on Friday 25 May 2018 in order to have time to send you a UAL International Postgraduate Scholarships online application form.

Your completed UAL International Postgraduate Scholarship application form and supporting evidence must be submitted by 4pm BST on Wednesday 30 May 2018.

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.


If you need help, please contact the Student Advice Service.