BASET and City & Guilds of London Art School: Endeavour Award to Study Conservation in London

The Britain-Australia Society Education Trust (BASET) and City & Guilds of London Art School have come together to offer financial support to a talented and deserving person with a passion for conservation. This funding is open to an Australian national to study on the Art School’s three-year BA (Hons) Conservation: Stone, Wood & Decorative Surfaces or BA (Hons) Conservation: Books & Paper courses, enrolling in Autumn 2023 or Autumn 2024.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a willingness to commit to an intensive course that is carefully structured to enable development of the knowledge and skills needed to undertake a professional career in the conservation and heritage industry. We aim to select a student to study and train in London in order to increase those skills and share knowledge and ideas. Ultimately, they will take those skills home to continue their work, while building valuable links between our two countries.

“Joint funding from BASET and City & Guilds of London Art School has provided an opportunity for me to retrain for a career in conservation. As a result, I will return home to Australia equipped with the specialist knowledge, skills and experience to forge a successful career.” Previous Endeavour Award recipient Katie Smith (Graduated 2020)

Read more from Katie, who has secured a top conservation position since returning to Australia here.

BASET (The Britain Australia Society Education Trust) is a UK based charity which runs a range of educational awards to enable talented young people from Britain and Australia to study abroad, furthering their education and career skills. For more information about BASET (registered charity no. 803505) please visit the charity’s website.

Value: £10,000 per year towards full time International student tuition fees of £18,500 per year of study.
Duration: Three years
Application: Australian nationals offered a place on one of the Art School’s BA (Hons) Conservation courses are invited to apply for this award.
Details: The award is for three years of study, and will be paid directly towards tuition fees. The applicant recognises that some additional funding from personal sources will be required and that transport, visa and living costs are the responsibility of the applicant. The successful applicant must provide regular updates and will produce annual end of academic year reports. On the completion of their course, award recipients will be invited to join BASET’s alumni community.

For more details, please visit our Conservation page. Alternatively, to discuss an application and your interest in the award, please contact


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