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Financial Support for Postgraduates

Courtauld Scholarships

Courtauld Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of an international group of committed donors, The Courtauld Institute of Art is pleased to be able to provide financial assistance to postgraduate students when possible in the form of scholarships and bursaries.

Applications are highly competitive and decisions are based on criteria including academic merit and financial need.  The average postgraduate scholarship awarded in 2017/8 was £6,000.

If you wish to be considered for a postgraduate scholarship, please see below for further information on the application process.

If you have any questions regarding your Courtauld Scholarship application please contact us at

Courtauld Scholarship Application Information

Please consult the website for the most up-to-date programme and scholarships information before completing the scholarship application form.


Applications are welcomed from Home, EU and Overseas students applying to or currently studying the following programmes:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Painting
  • MA History of Art
  • MA Curating the Art Museum
  • MA in Conservation of Wall Painting
  • MA Buddhist Art: History and Conservation
  • PhD Research

The Graduate Diploma in the History of Art programme is not eligible for Courtauld Scholarship funding.

New Applicants

Scholarship applications are made separately to the online application system used for programme applications.

Your application for a place at The Courtauld will be reviewed solely on the basis of academic merit. However, you are invited to submit your funding application before you have received an offer. Once an offer has been made, your scholarship application will automatically be put forward for consideration at the allocation meetings.

Continuing Students on Multi-year programmes

If you are on a multi-year programme and are applying in the second or third year, you should include a statement of support from your course tutor.

How do I provide Financial Need information?

You will be asked to provide details of your income and expenditure – both for the year preceding the application year, and an estimate for the year you are applying for. This is supported by providing three months bank statements.

Additional Documents

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.

How are scholarships disbursed?
  • All scholarships will be paid in the first instance towards tuition fees, and are conditional on you 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 you 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. You would be required reapply for any scholarship awarded should you elect to defer a programme of study.

2018/9 Scholarship Application Forms

Please download and complete the scholarship application form below – the form and accompanying supporting documentation should be submitted via email to

If you are a continuing student on a multi-year programme, please ask your tutor to complete the Course Tutor Statement form.

To help with the processing of applications, please ensure that the email subject line is ‘Courtauld Scholarship Application 2018/9’.

Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

Scholarship Application Form 2018-9

Course Tutor Statement - Scholarship Application

Courtauld Scholarship Application Dates and Deadlines

Scholarship application deadline:

Please be aware that the exact dates are subject to full approval and may change – please check this page regularly.

For all students (except MA Buddhist Art: History and Conservation applicants):

5 March 2018

MA Buddhist Art: History and Conservation applicants:

19 March 2018

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

27 April 2018


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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