At City & Guilds of London Art School, we are committed to widening access and participation to higher education and offering the opportunity that our specialist courses provide based on merit and potential. A number of organisations and individuals support our students with financial support in the form of Bursaries and Scholarships. This is in recognition of our deserved reputation for excellence, our commitment to providing high levels of contact time with active professionals and our championing of specialist subjects.

Grants & Financial Assistance

Grants and Financial Assistance are awarded on the basis of demonstrable need and ability, and may be subject to criteria required by individual donors. In 2019/20, we were able to support over 64 students with approximately £200,000. The average award is 33% to 50% of the tuition fee for a year though some cover a larger percentage.

Should you wish to be considered for bursary support please read the guide and complete the form here: Fee Bursary Application

Applicants must have been offered a place in one of the Art School’s courses before submitting a Grant & Financial Assistance application.

Please note our funding applications will open from 01 February. 

Email all the required documents to with your full name, course and year. There is no specific deadline for applications from new incoming students but please aim to apply as soon as you receive a course offer from the admissions team.

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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