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City & Guilds of London Art School is a not-for-profit Higher Education Institution with charitable status. We are committed to offering the exceptional opportunity to study on our specialist courses based on merit and potential. Due to our reputation for excellence, our commitment to providing high levels of contact time with active professionals and our contribution to the advancement of our subjects, the Art School has been successful in applying for a range of Bursaries and Scholarships for our students.

Students studying on the Fine Art and Conservation courses may also be eligible to apply for Student Loans while those studying Historic Carving may be able to take out a Professional and Career Development Loan – please see below for further information.


Bursaries are awarded on the basis of demonstrable need and ability, subject to restrictions that have been set by individual donors. In 2014/15, we were able to support over 60 students with a total of approximately £200,000. As a general rule, the average award is 33% to 50% of the tuition fee for a year.

The Art School also provides 2 Scholarships for outstanding applicants for its BA (Hons) Fine Art course and a Scholarship for an outstanding student from the City & Guilds of London Art School’s Foundation Diploma to study on one of our undergraduate courses.

For 2016 there are new Scholarships available from the Leverhulme Trust for our MA Fine Art students. There is also significant funding from the Dulverton Trust for applicants for the Historic Carving Diploma and BA in Conservation who are applying from outside the M25. For further information please visit the relevant course sections.

Should you wish to be considered for bursary support please email requesting an application form with your full name, course and year, if you are an applicant please state if you have been offered a place. The bursary application deadline for incoming students varies according to the course but is usually by the end of May for those who have already been offered a place on the course or in the case of Historic Carving courses by mid-November following enrolment.

Please note that currently we are able to provide only one bursary for a Foundation student and the basic criteria to be eligible to apply is as follows:

  • The applicant must be under the age of 26 by the start of the course,
  • The applicant’s household income must not exceed 26k a year,
  • The applicant must be British or resident in the UK for the last three years before application, or a refugee with leave to remain in the UK, or an asylum seeker in the process of obtaining leave to remain.

If the candidate fits the above criteria please email for further information.


If you are a UK national and studying your first Honours degree with the Art School you are most likely eligible for support from the Student Loan Company (SLC). Student loans can cover maintenance as well as up to £6,150 of your fees.

As of 2017/18 you can apply for a Postgraduate Loan if you start a full-time or part-time master’s degree course, and don’t already have a master’s degree or higher qualification. This will allow you to borrow up to £10,000 to pay your fees and help with living costs. For further information see

Further information on all aspects of student funding is available  and for residents of England, for residents of Scotland, for residents of Wales, and for residents of Northern Ireland

If you are a student from another EU /EEA country and have been a resident in the UK for a minimum of three years you may also be entitled to assistance from the Student Loan Company. While the loans may be available to assist with fees, maintenance awards are very unusual. For further information please consult


A Professional and Career Development Loan can help pay for learning that enhances job skills or career prospects. This is a bank loan which is paid back when a course has been completed, however, you do not pay interest for the period when you are in learning. A number of our full-time courses are registered with the Learning Skills Council for such loans. Please note that the loan usually covers a maximum of two years. To find out if you are eligible and how to go about applying please visit or contact National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

If you have any specific queries regarding student finance please contact the Admissions Officer on

The Art School also operates a Hardship Fund that enrolled students can apply to if they are facing financial hardship. Please note that the fund cannot be relied upon, nor is it sufficient, to finance a student’s course of study.



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