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Pre-Entry Scholarships & Awards

Here you'll find a list of Scholarships and Bursaries we expect to offer for 2018 admission

General Information

Applicants are shortlisted by the scholarship panel using on one or more of the following criteria:

  • The strength of your RCA application
  • Financial need
  • Talent
  • Academic promise
  • Your portfolio

As our scholarships are extremely competitive and limited in number, selection is by invitation only. Shortlisted students will be contacted by the scholarships team via email and invited to apply. If you have not been invited to apply, please presume you were not successful.

If successful, the scholarship recipient must meet the terms and conditions of the award in order to continue to receive the scholarship for the duration of study.

Additional information

Scholarships are awarded for a specific Programme and entry point and cannot be deferred without consent from the academic programme and scholarships panel.

No correspondence will be entered into regarding the reasons for their decision.

No appeal is allowed, as once scholarships are awarded, all available funds have been committed.

If you're unsuccessful in applying for a scholarship, there are various funding options available to help postgraduate students with their studies, including loans and scholarships. For more information, see External Funding.


Abraaj Innovation Scholarship

Eligible programmes/fee status
Five scholars from one of the 23 countries the Abraaj Group operates in: Algeria, Brunei, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Keny, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE

Scholarship value
Five full international tuition fees plus £12,000 stipend per year

Anticipated timeframe/additional details
Invitation to apply sent April 2018

The Ashley Scholarships

Eligible programmes/fee status
For one Fashion student and one Textiles student starting in 2018/19. UK/EU students only

Scholarship value
Two full tuition fee scholarship plus a small stipend depending on fee amount

Anticipated timeframe
Invitation to apply sent April 2018

Burberry Design Scholarships

Eligible programmes/ fee status
Scholarships open to applicants to the following programmes: Architecture, Design Products, Digital Direction, Fashion, Information Experience Design, Innovation Design Engineering, Interior Design, Jewellery & Metal, Photography, Print, Textiles, Visual Communication. Open to UK/EU students only. Preference is given to UK students from Yorkshire and must demonstrate financial need.

Scholarship value
11 Scholarships for two years and participation in Burberry Materials Research Group

Anticipated timeframe
Invitation to apply sent May 2018

Charlotte Fraser Scholarship 

Eligible programmes/ fee status
For one Ceramics & Glass Students. UK/EU students only

Scholarship value
One full tuition fee scholarship

Anticipated timeframe
Invitation to apply sent May 2018

Constance Fairness Scholarship

Eligible programmes/ fee status
For one painting student. UK/EU students only

Scholarship value
One full tuition fee scholarship

Anticipated timeframe
Invitation to apply sent June 2018

The Cass Art Scholarship

Eligible programmes/fee status
For one MA Sculpture student: UK/EU students only

Scholarship value
One full tuition fee scholarship

Anticipated timeframe
Invitation to apply sent June 2018

Haberdasher's Textile Scholarship

Eligible programmes/fee status
For one Textiles student. UK/EU students only

Scholarship value
One full tuition fees scholarship

Anticipated timeframe
Invitation to apply sent May 2018

Heveningham Concours Scholarship

Eligible programmes/fee
For an Intelligent Mobility Student. UK/EU only

Scholarship value
One full tuition fee scholarship

Anticipated timeframe
Invitation to apply sent May 2018

Karakusevic Carson Scholarships

Eligible programmes/fee status
For MA Architecture student: UK/EU students only

Scholarship value
One full tuition fee scholarship or two half tuition fee scholarships for two different students

Anticipated timeframe
Invitation to apply sent May to June 2018

Leverhulme Arts Scholarship

Eligible programmes/fee status
For MA Fine Art students joining the October 2018 intake. UK/EU students only

Scholarship value
Up to four part fee tuition scholarships of £7,750 for the duration of studies

Anticipated timeframe
Invitation to apply sent June 2018

Orla Kiely Scholarship

Eligible programmes/fee status
For Fashion or Textile students joining the October 2018 intake. UK/EU only

Scholarship value
One full tuition fee scholarship

Anticipated timeframe
Invitation to apply sent May 2018

Rose Finn-Kelcey Scholarship 

Eligible programmes/fee status
For Fine Art students. UK/EU only

Scholarship value
One part fee scholarship of £5,000 per year to help offset fees and enable travel costs

Anticipated timeframe
Invitation to apply sent May 2018

Tony Snowdon Scholarship

Eligible programmes/fee status
All RCA applicants who have physical and sensory impairments. UK/EU only

Scholarship value
One full tuition fee scholarship plus £15,000 per year for maintenance

Anticipated timeframe/additional details
Students who identify as disabled must email scholarships@rca.ac.ukto register interest by 1 April 2018 at the latest. Invitation to apply sent the week of 2 April 2018

The Belvedere Trust Scholarship in the History of Design 

Eligible programmes/fee status
V&A/RCA MA History of Design. UK-fee status only

Scholarship Value
£35,000 in total, including tuition fees and maintenance support

Assessment Criteria
The successful candidate will have clear exceptional academic ability and potential; candidates with lower than a 2:1 undergraduate score (or equivalent) will not ordinarily be considered. The successful candidate will also have a clear and demonstrable financial need and will need to demonstrate that without the scholarship they are unlikely to have been able to attend.

Anticipated timeframe/additional details
Invitation to apply sent in May 2018. This scholarship is managed through the V&A. All related correspondence should go to f.hall@vam.ac.uk.


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