Admissions & Application Guidance
The deadline for priority applications has now passed, but all programmes (with the exception of Global Innovation Design) will consider late applications.

Postgraduate Support Scheme – Scholarships Available

The RCA are able to announce a new MA scholarship programme for 2015 entry. Jointly funded by the RCA and HEFCE, this new scheme will provide 155 bursaries worth £10,000 each. 

This is a one-off scheme that will only run for 2015 programme entry. 

For full details on eligibility and how to apply, see Postgraduate Support Scheme.

Application Guidance

The Royal College of Art welcomes applications from all over the world. If you are considering applying to the College for 2015/16, you can prepare for your application by researching the academic programmes offered by each of the Schools, accessing the Applications 2015/16 page and information under Fees & Funding

The criteria for acceptance are talent and potential, along with the commitment and the ambition to make a difference within an art or design discipline.

In this section, you will find details about what is required to make an MA or Research application to the College, along with dates and deadlines and information about entry requirements.

You are welcome to visit the College during the application period: please note the dates and times of programme Open Days, along with contact information for each programme.

You can apply online from 1 November 2014. The deadline for priority applications has now passed, although some programmes will consider late applications. Contact individual programmes for further details. 

All programmes welcome enquiries regarding MA, MPhil and PhD study throughout the year. 

Our Equal Opportunities Policy is accessible via the menu.