Postgraduate fees, funding & scholarships


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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....


The Courtauld Institute of Art is delighted to offer Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding as partners of the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) for PhD level study....

Programme specific scholarships

The Andrew Hochhauser QC Scholarship: For the 2021/22 academic year, Mr Andrew Hochhauser QC will make a £6,000 scholarship available to an MA History of Art student enrolled on either ‘New York-London-Paris, 1880-1940’ or ‘Victorian Science and Aesthetic Movement Art

The New Directions Scholarship: This scholarship is for students enrolled on the MA History of Art programme, as part of their efforts to change their career path from a sector or discipline other than History of Art.

Sources of Funding for Conservation Students

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST)

Awards ranging from £2,000 to £15,000 available for craftsmen and women of all ages to help them further their careers. Students on the MA in Conservation of Wall Painting and Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings are eligible for this award.


A NADFAS Scholarship opportunity may exist for the next academic year. This award is usually (but not necessarily) granted to a student in his/her first year of the easels course. The student must have been offered a place on the Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings to qualify. The value of the Scholarship in the 2012/13 academic year was £2,500. It is typically awarded to a student from the UK, Australia or New Zealand. The award is reviewed each year.

Anna Plowden Trust bursaries

Students on full-time conservation courses can apply independently to the Anna Plowden Trust for up to £2,000 towards their fees for the first year of the course.

Alumni loyalty scheme

The Courtauld offers an alumni loyalty scheme, open to any graduate of The Courtauld Institute of Art admitted to a new taught postgraduate programme of study from 2015/16 onwards. Recipients will receive a 10% loyalty discount off their tuition fee for the duration of the course