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Courtauld Scholarship Application Process

Please note that the Courtauld Scholarship process for 2017/8 is currently under review. The process will be updated, and a new form provided, in due course. In the meantime, the below is provided for reference only.

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 H N 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
The Wilde Bequest

Scholarship benefactors

Farah Asemi & Hassan Alaghband
Professor Peter Baldwin and Dr Lisbet Rausing
Hugh and Jane Bedford Scholarship
Linda Kristin Bennett
Veronica M Bulgari*
James and Beatrice Del Favero*
Mrs Jessica Devoy
Nicholas and Jane Ferguson
Mr Sam Fogg
The Friends of the Courtauld Institute
Miss Dorita Gilinski Kardonski*
Dr Rosamond Harley
The Headley Trust
Sir Michael and Lady Heller
The John House Scholarship Fund
James Hughes-Hallett
Iran Heritage Foundation
The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Scholarship
Mr and Mrs Hugues Lepic*
Alison Lohrfink Blood
Lucy Mitchell Innes and David Nash*
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Scholarship
Old Boys Foundation*
The American Friends of the Courtauld Institute of Art*
The Courtauld Annual Fund
The Stanley Picker Trust
The Anna Plowden Trust
The Edmond J Safra Philanthropic Foundation
The V-A-C Foundation
Michael and Jane Wilson*
Woodmansterne Conservation Awards
Mrs Charles Wrightsman*

*Gifts made to the American Foundation of The Courtauld Institute of Art

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

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