University of Creative Arts Scholarships 2023 in UK

Undergraduate creative scholarships 2023 entry

Sir Ray Tindle Scholarship (up to three available)

  • Course(s): BA (Hons) Journalism & Communications; BA (Hons) Television Production; BA (Hons) Digital Media & Magazine Publishing
  • Value: £1,500 per year for the duration of the course
  • Eligibility: Applicants or current students to any of UCA’s undergraduate media or journalism courses. Applications are welcome from UK, and international students
  • Selection Criteria: Academic excellence and financial need
  • Application: Download and complete the application form and return to us by the application deadline of the 31 July 2023.

Invicta Scholarship

  • Course: Any Undergraduate course at a UCA campus in Kent
  • Value: £1,500 per year payable in the second and third year of study
  • Eligibility: Applications are welcomed from students progressing on to the second year of an Undergraduate course on a Kent campus. Applications are welcome from UK and international students
  • Selection Criteria: Academic excellence and financial need
  • Application: Download and complete the application form and return to us by the application deadline of the 31 July 2023.

Elaine Thomas Bursary for Care Leavers

  • Course(s): Applications are welcomed from those entering embarking on their first year of an Undergraduate course as well as students continuing onto subsequent years (including part time).
  • Value: £1,500 per year for the duration of the course.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible for the Elaine Thomas Bursary for Care Leavers, you should normally have been in local authority care for a period of time since reaching the age of 14 and be in care on your 16th birthday. Applicants should also normally be under the age of 25 when entering the University. We do however aim to be flexible and respond to individual circumstances.
  • Selection Criteria: Confirmation of status and a local authority letter of support will be required at the time of application.
  • Application: Download and complete the application formApplications can be made to the Elaine Thomas Bursary for Care Leavers all year round.

Completed application forms should be returned to: scholarships@uca.ac.uk

Postgraduate creative scholarships 2023 entry

Nick Jack Scholarship

  • Course(s): MA Fine Art at UCA Canterbury
  • Value: £5,000
  • Eligibility: Applicants to MA Fine Art at UCA Canterbury. Applications are welcome from UK and international students.
  • Selection Criteria: Academic excellence and financial need

To apply please download and complete the application form and return to us by the application deadline of the 31 July 2023.

Fee discounts
for international students

We have a number of fee discounts, also known as scholarships, available to new students from international countries who would like study with us in 2023. These discounts are available to new International students and International alumni who graduated within the last three years.

See below for information about the different scholarships available: 

Early-bird reduction

  • Value: £1,200 fee deduction for first year
  • Course(s): All full-time courses including PhD
  • Eligibility: All international students
  • Criteria: Deposit paid in full by 30th April 2023 (September start date) or October (February start date) AND first year tuition fees paid in full by the deadline of second instalment. Please see our fee regulations for additional payment options and conditions.

International Future Leaders of the Creative Industries Scholarships

  • Value: £3,000 fee deduction for the first year
  • Course(s): All full-time courses including PhD
  • Eligibility: All international students
  • Criteria: Academic and creative excellence, meet the English language requirements for direct entry to your course, deposit paid in full by 30th June 2023 (September start date) or November (February start dates) AND first year tuition fees paid in full by the deadline of second instalment. Please see our fee regulations for additional payment options and conditions

UCA Creative Europe Scholarship

  • Value: Fee reduction to the equivalent of home student fee for duration of the course
  • Course(s): All full-time courses including PhD (excludes International Foundation in Creative Practices)
  • Eligibility: All applicants who are a national of an EU country and a resident in the EU or UK.
  • Criteria: The scholarship will be automatically awarded if you meet all the eligibility criteria. You do not need to complete an application form.

UCA Creative Development Scholarships (September 2023 onwards)

  • Value: £4,500 fee deduction for the first year
  • Course(s): All full-time courses including PhD
  • Eligibility: All applicants who are residents of India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Vietnam, Egypt, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Brunei and Timor-Leste.
  • Criteria: First year tuition fees paid in full before CAS issuance. Please see our fee regulations for additional payment options and conditions

UCA Excellence Scholarships (September 2023 onwards)

  • Value: £2,000 each year for the 2nd and 3rd years of an Undergraduate course.
  • Course(s): All full-time undergraduate courses
  • Eligibility: All international offer holders
  • Criteria: Students need to achieve a 2.2 or above in the previous year of study. Please see our fee regulations for additional payment options and conditions

Pathways to degree Scholarships (September 2023 onwards)

  • Value: If you received a scholarship for your Integrated International Foundation or Integrated International Pre-masters, you will receive the same fee reduction again in the following year of study.
  • Course(s): All full-time degree courses
  • Eligibility: All international offer holders
  • Criteria: Students need to achieve a 2.2 or above in the previous year of study. Please see our fee regulations for additional payment options and conditions.

UCA International PhD Scholarship

  • Value: £5,000 fee reduction for the 1st year, £3,000 fee reduction for year 2 and 3.
  • Course(s): All full-time PhD courses
  • Eligibility: All international students
  • Criteria: The scholarship will be automatically awarded if you meet all the eligibility criteria. You do not need to complete an application form.

Terms and conditions

Eligibility

  • Applicable for 2022-23 entry.
  • The scholarship cannot be combined with any other UCA scholarship.
  • Successful applicants will be expected to get involved in promotional activities.
  • There are a limited number of each scholarship available and they are awarded on a first come first serve basis so long as you meet the eligibility criteria and you have been nominated by an academic.

How to apply

To apply for the International Future Leaders scholarship please complete the online application form. For all other scholarships listed in this section, you do not need to apply. They will be done automatically for anyone who is eligible.

We have a range of fee discounts, also known as scholarships, available to our current students from international countries who would like to continue studying with us.

To be eligible for a fee waiver discount under the new discount/ scholarship scheme, international applicants must have paid their deposit by the end of June.

You do not need to apply. The discount will automatically be deducted from your fees before you enrol.

Integrated International foundation to Undergraduate courses

For these courses, you can get a progression discount of £1,500 off the fees for the first year of the course you are progressing to.

Undergraduate to Postgraduate Taught courses

For these courses, the progression discount depends on the grade you achieved in your undergraduate course at UCA:

  • If you achieved a 2:1 and above you will receive a fee discount of £2,000
  • If you achieved a 2:2 or below you will receive a fee discount of £1,500

This discount is off the fees of the first year of the course you are progressing to and is available for graduates of all UCA undergraduate degrees who graduated within the previous three years of starting your postgraduate course.

Integrated International Pre-Masters to Postgraduate Taught courses

For these courses, you can get a progression discount of £1,500 off the fees for the first year of the course you are progressing to.

Postgraduate Taught to Postgraduate Research courses

For MPhil and PhD courses, the progression discount depends on the grade you achieved in your postgraduate course at UCA:

  • If you achieved a Distinction you will receive a fee discount of £3,000
  • If you achieved a Merit or Pass you will receive a fee discount of £2,000

This discount is off the fees of each year of the course you are progressing to and is available for graduates of all UCA postgraduate degrees who graduated within the previous five years of starting your research degree course.

Fee discounts
for UK students

Grenfell Tower Scholarship

Full fee waiver for the duration of the course offered to any Category A Grenfell survivors. To apply and for more details about this scholarship please contact out admissions team: admissions@uca.ac.uk

UK Excellence Scholarships

UCA is offering a £1,500 fee reduction for the first year of study to one student on each full-time Further Education, Undergraduate and Postgraduate (taught) course and four students on a Postgraduate (research) course.

Every student who applies, accepts their offer and enrols for the 2022-23 academic year, will be assessed by our Programme Directors and course teams for the scholarship, which is awarded for academic and creative excellence. Information in application forms and portolio/audition work on Applicant Days are used to form shortlists and make final decisions.

Vice Chancellor PhD Studentships

The studentship package includes a fee waiver for three years’ full-time study, and a stipend of £17,688 each year for three years (or equivalent for part-time study for Home students). The studentships recognise excellence in research and are highly competitive and limited in number. Applicants whose application passes an initial review will be invited to interview. Applicants who are successful at interview and offered a place will be put forward for consideration for the Vice-Chancellor’s Studentship awards. Studentship decisions are based on the relevance of the research proposal, and performance at interview. Find out more.

Diploma2Degree Bursary

A fee discount of £500 off the first year tuition fees for a full-time course is available to all UK students who have completed a Further Education (FE) course and are progressing onto an undergraduate degree course. More information about this can be found on our Diploma2Degree page.

Undergraduate to Postgraduate fee discounts

A fee discount, off the first year tuition fees for a full-time course, is available to all current UCA students in their final year, and UCA graduates from up to three years ago who are progressing to a postgraduate degree (such as a MA, MSc, MBM or MBA) starting in 2023 after completing their BA/BSc (Hons) degree at UCA

The discount available depends on the grade you achieved in you undergraduate course at UCA:

  • If you achieved a 2:1 and above you will receive a fee discount of £2,000
  • If you achieved a 2:2 and below you will receive a fee discount of £1,500

You do not need to apply. The discount will automatically be deducted from your fees before you enrol. Fee discounts will be applied pro-rata for part-time courses.

Masters to PhD fee discounts

For MPhil and PhD courses, the progression discount depends on the grade you achieved in your postgraduate course at UCA:

  • If you achieved a Distinction you will receive a fee discount of £3,000
  • If you achieved a Merit or Pass you will receive a fee discount of £2,000

This discount is off the fees of each year of the course you are progressing to and is available for graduates of all UCA postgraduate degrees who graduated within the previous five years of starting your research degree course. Fee discounts will be applied pro-rata for part-time studies.

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