Funding your studies
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Funding advice for students including scholarships provided by the RCA and from external sources.
Students coming to the RCA obtain funding from many different sources. Some are lucky enough to win scholarships and sponsorship, while some have managed to save money from working. It is impossible to list all the potential funding sources however the following information could be useful.
The pages set out below are updated as new funding options become known so please ensure you return to check these pages.
Please note, these are non-exhaustive lists of funding options and the College does not endorse any particular means or option for funding. We encourage all prospective students to do their own research.
The RCA has a number of scholarships available to prospective students.
External funding for Master's Home students
Advice on sources of funding from external bodies for citizens of the UK and Ireland.
External funding for Master's International & EU students
Funding opportunities for International and EU students.
External funding MPhil and PhD students
Potential sources of funding to help you join the RCA’s thriving research community.
If you are a UK or EU National (with settled or pre-settled status) you may have the option to receive Student Finance to assist you with the costs of your studies. The funding you may be eligible for will depend on the course you are studying and where you normally reside.
For more details, visit Applying for Student Finance in 2023/24.
RCA scholarships and awards
Funding for Master's programmes (UK & Ireland)
Funding for MPhil and PhD students
If you have any queries about the funding and have not yet applied to study, please complete an Enquire to Study form.