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UCA scholarships and fee discounts

UCA scholarships
and fee discounts

At UCA we have a number of scholarships and fee discounts available to assist you with the cost of your studies.

Here you'll find everything you need to know for your level of study - read on to find out whether you could be eligible.

For information on the financial support available to our students please visit our financial support page.

Explore the tables below to find details of our scholarships and fee discounts, if you could be eligible and how to apply.

UCA Creative Scholarships

Undergraduate creative scholarships 2022 entry
ScholarshipCourse(s)ValueEligibilitySelection CriteriaApplication

Sir Ray Tindle Scholarship

(up to three available)

BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism

BA (Hons) Television Production

BA (Hons) Television & Media Production

£1,000 per year for the duration of the course

Applicants or current students to any of UCA’s undergraduate media or journalism courses.

Applications are welcome from UK, and international students.

Academic excellence and financial need

Download and complete the application form and return to us by the application deadline of the 30 June 2022.

Elaine Thomas Bursary for Care Leavers

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).

£1,000 per year for the duration of the course. 

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.

Confirmation of status and a local authority letter of support will be required at the time of application.

Download and complete the application form. Applications 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 2022 entry
ScholarshipCourse(s)ValueEligibilitySelection Criteria

Nick Jack Scholarship

MA Fine Art at UCA Canterbury

£5,000

Applicants to MA Fine Art at UCA Canterbury.

Applications are welcome from UK and international students.

Academic excellence and financial need

To apply please download and complete the application form and return to us by the application deadline of the 30 June 2022.  

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 from September 2022. 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: 

Name

Value

Course(s)

Eligibility

Criteria

Early-bird reduction

£1,200 fee deduction for first year

All full-time courses including PhD

All international students

Deposit paid in full by last day of March (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 

£3,000 fee deduction for the first year 

All full-time courses including PhD 

All international students 

Academic and creative excellence, meet the English language requirements for direct entry to your course, deposit paid in full by last day of June (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

Fee reduction to the equivalent of home student fee for duration of the course  All full-time courses including PhD   All applicants who are resident in European Union country  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

£3,000 fee deduction for the first year

All full-time courses including PhD

All applicants who are residents of specific countries, see list in criteria All applicants who are residents of India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Iran, Nigeria, Ghana, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Pakistan,Kazakhstan, Russia or Iraq 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 Crafts Scholarships

£6,000 each year

BA (Hons) Ceramics & Glass

MA Ceramics

MA Glass 

All international offer holders 

Academic and creative excellence, deposit paid in full by last day of July (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 Impact Scholarships 

£2,000 each year 

BA (Hons) Fashion Design

BA (Hons) Fashion Atelier & Tailoring

BA (Hons) Fashion Branding & Communication

BA (Hons) Fashion Image & Styling

BA (Hons) Make-up & Hair Design

BA (Hons) Textiles

All international offer holders

Essay on impact of course on creative industries in their country, deposit paid in full by last day of June (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

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 these scholarships please complete the online application form.

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.

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 and there is also an early payment discount of 4%.

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.

Graduate diploma 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 and there is also an early payment discount of 4%.

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

£1,500 fee reduction for the first year of the course. Available for all full-time courses including PhD. Scholarships are awarded for academic and creative excellence.

Vice Chancellor PhD Studentships

Fee waiver and stipend set at the minimum level recommended by UK Research and Innovation for three years (currently £15,285). Applicants must be on a full-time course and studentships will be awarded on record of previous academic excellence AND quality and innovation of proposal for research.

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 2022 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.