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Financial Support for Postgraduates

Courtauld Scholarships

Courtauld Scholarship Application Process

Thanks to the generosity of many donors, The Courtauld has a number of scholarships to support Conservation, MA and PhD students, which may cover fees and/or maintenance.

  • Scholarships are awarded competitively on the basis of academic merit. The size of awards will be based on financial need, typically with a minimum award of £5,000.
  • Academic merit is assessed by course tutors/prospective supervisors.
  • Financial need is assessed by Registry and the Dean.

Courtauld Scholarship Application Information

How to Apply
  • Please consult the website for the most up-to-date programme and scholarships information before completing the scholarship application form. Some scholarships with specific eligibility requirements (such as the V-A-C-Foundation / Olga Lopukhova scholarship) may require completing a separate form.
  • Please be aware that Scholarship applications are made separately to the online application system used for programme applications.
  • NEW APPLICANTS: You are invited to submit your funding application before you have received an offer on a programme. Only funding applications from students who have been successful with their programme offer in time for the scholarship allocation meetings will be considered for an award in the first instance. If you have not received a programme offer by this time, you should assume that your funding application has been unsuccessful in the first instance.
  • Please do not send any additional supporting materials (such as writing samples, certificates etc.) other than those we request, as these will not be considered as part of the application process.
  • Continuing students on multi-year  should include a statement of support from their course tutor.
How is academic merit assessed?
  • For MA and Conservation applicants, course tutors indicate an admissions score out of 10 for each applicant, and then rank applicants starting from 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc., differentiating between applicants with equal admissions scores. Applicants may move up or down the group ranking as applicants withdraw from the cohort, or if the course tutor adjusts their ranking. The information is continually updated with the final list (comprising all applicants) ordering all applicants, first by cohort ranking and then by admissions score.
  • Due to the varying intake of new research students for each academic member of staff, prospective supervisors are asked to provide only an admissions score for MPhil/PhD applicants.
How is financial need assessed?
  • Applicants are asked to provide details of their income/expenditure for the year preceding study and an estimate of the year of study.
  • Applicants are also asked to provide bank statements indicative of their current financial situation.
How are scholarships disbursed?
  • All scholarships will be paid in the first instance towards tuition fees, and are conditional on students meeting their entry requirements (where applicable) and enrolling at the start of the academic year.
  • Any balance remaining after the deduction of tuition fees will be paid directly to students in equal instalments at the start of each term, subject to full attendance of classes and academic effort.
  • Scholarships are not transferable between programmes or years. A student who elects to defer a programme of study must reapply for any scholarship awarded.

Courtauld Scholarship Application Dates and Deadlines

Scholarship application deadlines:

  • For all students:

29 February 2016

Scholarship decisions, conditional upon programme acceptance, to be communicated to applicants by:

  • All new, non-PhD decisions:

13 April 2016 (was 8 April 2016)

  • All new PhD decisions:

18 April 2016.

  • All continuing multi-year programme decisions:

29 April 2016.

2016/7 Scholarship Application Form

Please download and complete the scholarship application form below – the form and accompanying supporting documentation should be submitted via email to To help with the processing of applications, please ensure that the email subject line is ‘Courtauld Scholarship Application 2016/7‘.

Scholarship Application Form 2016/7


The Courtauld would like to thank:

Scholarship endowment funders

  • Arbuthnot Bequest
  • David Skipsey Memorial Fund
  • Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Lord Rothschild OM, GBE, FBA
  • Robert HN Ho Family Foundation
  • Robert Postgraduate Studentship
  • Samuel H Kress Foundation
  • Saunders Bequest
  • The C J Robertson Legacy Fund
  • The Guilford Foundation
  • The Joseph & Esther Lichtenstein Scholarship
  • The Nicholas and Jane Ferguson Scholarship Fund
  • The Sir Geoffrey Agnew Scholarship
  • The Sophie Trevelyan Thomas Scholarship Fund
  • The Stanislawa Kryszek Scholarship

Institute Patron

  • AkzoNobel
  • Farah Asemi & Hassan Alaghband
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Scholarship
  • The Friends of the Courtauld Institute
  • The Olga Lopukhova Scholarship
  • Mrs Charles Wrightsman

Class patron

  • Veronica M Bulgari
  • Mr and Mrs Hugues Lepic
  • The Headley Trust
  • Old Boys Foundation
  • The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Scholarship
  • Michael and Jane Wilson

Student patron

  • Anonymous
  • Alison Lohrfink Blood
  • Celine & John Lowrey
  • Dorita Gilinski Scholarship
  • Gabo Trust
  • Iran Heritage Foundation
  • James Hughes-Hallett
  • Linda Kristin Bennett
  • Lucy Mitchell Innes and David Nash
  • Mrs Jessica Devoy
  • Professor Peter Baldwin and Dr Lisbet Rausing
  • Russell C. and Jill O. Platt
  • Sir Siegmund Warburg’s Voluntary Settlement
  • Stanley Foundation Limited
  • The Edmond J Safra Philanthropic Foundation
  • The John House Scholarship Fund
  • The Stanley Picker Trust
  • Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd

Contributors to The Courtauld scholarship fund

  • The Courtauld Annual Fund
  • The American Friends of the Courtauld Institute of Art Scholarship

Thank you

Thank you to each of the donors who made gifts to The Courtauld Annual Fund.

We are also very grateful to all scholarship supporters who wish to remain anonymous.

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