At City & Guilds of London Art School we are committed to widening participation in higher education and offering the opportunity our specialist courses provide based on merit and potential. A number of organisations and individuals support our students with 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.


Bursaries are awarded on the basis of demonstrable need and ability, and may be subject to criteria required by individual donors. In 2016/17, we were able to support over 60 students with a total of 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 download the following documents:

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

Please note our bursary applications will open from 01 February 2019. 

Email all the required documents to with your full name, course and year. The bursary application deadline for incoming students varies according to the course but is usually by 31 May 2019 or 31 November 2019.

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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