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Scholarship

UAL UK/EU Postgraduate Scholarships

These scholarships of £5,000 are available as fee waivers to applicants meeting the eligibility criteria. A scholarship provides a £5,000 fee waiver for a full-time taught Masters course* at one of UAL’s 6 Colleges starting in the academic year of 2020/21. We have 150 UAL UK/EU Postgraduate Scholarships offered through two routes, each with different eligibility criteria.

Eligibility

Route 1

To be eligible to apply you must be:

  1. Assessed as a Home or EU student for tuition fee purposes; and
  2. Holding an offer of a place to study a full-time taught Masters course at UAL (Your course must offer either an M ARCH, MA, 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 been in receipt of student funding from UAL 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 their 16th birthday).

Route 2

To be eligible to apply you must be:

  1. Assessed as a Home or EU student for tuition fee purposes; and
  2. Holding an offer of a place to study a full-time taught Masters course at UAL (Your course must offer either an M ARCH, MA, MFA, MRes or MSc qualification); and
  3. You have achieved (or are predicted to achieve) an upper second class honours degree (or a recognised equivalent. Please refer to the NARIC website if you would like to check the recognition of your degree in the UK) or above at undergraduate level. You will be asked to provide evidence of your qualification and grade by supplying a transcript.If you are yet to receive your results but are predicted to achieve an upper second class honours degree or above you will be asked to provide evidence of your predicted results. Please note that whilst you can apply for a UAL UK/EU Postgraduate Scholarship based on predicted results, if your scholarship application is successful, you will only be granted the award if you achieve the required result and can evidence this by supplying a transcript which shows the grade you have achieved.
  4. Providing a personal statement which responds to the following questions as part of your UAL scholarship application (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
  5. You are able to support your application with a satisfactory personal reference from an academic or professional referee. Your reference must be provided in English.

*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.

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.

Apply

Once you've received an offer of a place for 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 UK/EU Postgraduate Scholarship application form and supporting evidence must be submitted by:

  • Route 1 - 1pm on Friday 17 July 2020 (for courses starting in September or October) or on Friday 16 October 2020 (courses starting in January)
  • Route 2 - 1pm on Tuesday 30 June 2020 (for courses starting in September or October) or on Friday 16 October 2020 (courses starting in January)

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

Route 1

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

Route 2

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 UK/EU Postgraduate Scholarship (Route 2) 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 wish to receive, as you are only permitted to hold one at a time.

Help

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