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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 2021 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 31 July 2021.

Invicta Scholarship

Any Undergraduate course at a UCA campus in Kent

£1,500 per year payable in the second and third year of study.

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.

Academic excellence and financial need 

Download and complete the application form and return to us by the application deadline of the 31 July 2021. 

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.  

The Elizabeth Hammond Bursary

Any Undergraduate course at UCA Rochester

£2,000 for the final year of your course.

Applications are welcome from UK and International students embarking on their final year at UCA Rochester in September 2021.

Academic excellence and financial need.

Download and complete the application form and return to us by the deadline of 31 July 2021

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

 

Postgraduate creative scholarships 2021 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

Elfriede Windsor Scholarship

MA Fine Art or MA Ceramics

£5,000

Applications are welcomed from students progressing from a UCA undergraduate degree to study an MA in Fine Art or Ceramics.

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 31 July 2021. 

 

 

The UCA Creative Europe Scholarship is for EU domiciled students commencing their studies with UCA as a new student in the 2021-22 academic year, who are classified as international students for fee purposes.

The scholarship will be applied as a tuition fees reduction for the duration of your course.    

The discount available varies depending on the course you study:

Course

Normal fee

UCA Creative Europe 

Scholarship award

Discounted fee

BA/BSc courses

£16,950

£7,700

£9,250

Master of Architecture (MArch)

£16,950

£7,700

£9,250

MA/MSc/MBM (see exceptions below)

£17,500

£7,100

£10,400

MA Filmmaking and
MA/MSc Luxury Business Management

£18,020

£5,620

£12,400

MBA courses

£18,020

£6,070

£13,400

MFA Photography

£11,670

£4,620

£5,600

MPhil/PhD

£17,500

£11,830

£5,670

Terms and conditions

Eligibility

  • EU nationals permanently resident in an EU member state who are classified as international students for fees purposes.
  • Applicable for 2021-22 entry.
  • Applicable to self-funded applicants, as well holders of a private loan
  • The scholarship cannot be combined with any other UCA scholarship.
  • Successful applicants will be expected to get involved in promotional activities.

How to apply

The scholarship will be automatically awarded if you meet all the eligibility criteria. You do not need to complete an application form.

 

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 2021. 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 April (September start date) or October (February start date) AND first year tuition fees paid in full by the end of the enrolment period or in two instalments. 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 end of the enrolment period or in two instalments. Please see our fee regulations for additional payment options and conditions

Vice Chancellor's Internationalisation Scholarships 

£3,000 fee deduction for the first year 

All full-time courses including PhD  

All international students from specific territories

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 end of the enrolment period or in two instalments. Please see our fee regulations for additional payment options and conditions. (Territories included: West Africa, Latin America, United States of America, Iran, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Jordan) 

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 June (September start date) or November (February start dates) AND first year tuition fees paid in full by the end of the enrolment period or in two instalments. Please see our fee regulations for additional payment options and conditions.

UCA Impact Scholarships 

£2,000 each year 

BA (Hons) Fashion

BA (Hons) Fashion Design

BA (Hons) International Buying & Merchandising

MA Fashion

MA Design, Innovation & Brand Management

MA Human Resource Management for Creative Industries 

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 end of the enrolment period or in two instalments. Please see our fee regulations for additional payment options and conditions

Terms and conditions

Eligibility

  • Applicable for 2021-22 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

Scholarship applications for September 2021 are now closed. Details for Sepetmeber 2022 scholarships will be added here shortly.

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 2021.

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%.

Pre-degree 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: art & design 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 Sholarships

£1,500 fee reduction for the first year of the course. Available for all full-time courses inclucing 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.

UCA Ones to Watch Scholarships

BA (Hons) Animation and BA (Hons) Film Production offer holders can enter a competition to win one of three Scholarships, which reduce fees by up to 50% for three years. More details and application information can be found on the Ones to Watch Scholarship page. 

UCA Future Style-makers Scholarships

BA (Hons) Fashion and BA (Hons) Hair & Make up offer holders can enter a competition to win one of three Scholarships, which reduce fees by up to 50% for three years. More details and application information can be found on the Future Style-makers Scholarship page. 

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 2021 after completing their BA/BSc (Hons) degree at UCA

The discount available varies depending on the course you study:

Course

Normal fee

Discounted fee

MA and MSc courses full-time
(see exceptions below)

£10,400

£8,400

MA Filmmaking

£12,400

£10,810

MA/MSc Luxury Business Management

£12,400

£10,810

MBA courses

£13,400

£10,810

MBM courses

£12,400

£8,400

MArch

£9,250

£8,400

MA and MSc courses part-time

£5,200

£4,200

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

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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.