Courtauld Postgraduate 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 2020/21 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
  • PhD Research (Not including the Writing Up year)

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.

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.

Supplementary Documentation

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.

2022/23 Scholarship application form will be available in early 2022. All applicants will be notified by email when applications are open. 

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 2022/23’.

Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

Courtauld Scholarship Application Dates and Deadlines

This section will be updated for the 2022/23 academic year in early 2022.


Please note that given the Covid-19 outbreak, we may need to adjust scholarship deadlines. Please do check back periodically.

Application Deadline: early/mid-March (TBC)

Schlarship decisions, conditional upon programme acceptance, to be communicated to applicants by: late March (TBC)