The James Hughes-Hallett Undergraduate Scholarship

The James Hughes-Hallett Undergraduate Scholarship has been established through generous philanthropy to support BA History of Art students who are from groups that are underrepresented in UK Higher Education. This new scholarship has been made possible through the generosity of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and donations to the James Hughes-Hallett Memorial Fund. The scholarship will be provided to three UK undergraduate students each academic year.

Scholarship value The scholarship is worth £10,000 over the duration of your three-year degree. You will receive a third of this amount annually, which will be paid directly into your bank account. This is in addition to the annual Courtauld Bursary, which can be worth up to £3,000 per year.

This money is to use to put towards your costs of living, and can be used how you see best – it is not to pay fees.

Initial eligibility criteria: You must meet all of the criteria below to be eligible:

  • You must be attending a non-selective UK state school or college
  • Your household income is below £40,000 per annum
  • Your parents(s) / guardian(s) did not attend university
This scholarship is only open new students starting the first year of the BA programme, and studying at Undergraduate level for the first time. You must be holding an offer to study at The Courtauld to apply. This scholarship is not available to students who are currently enrolled at The Courtauld.

Additional criteria: If you also meet one or more of the criteria below, it means you are more likely be awarded the scholarship – however, there is no order of priority:

  • Care leavers
  • Carers
  • Students living with a disability
  • Students from a minority ethnic group
  • Students with refugee status

How do I apply? Applications for the scholarship for 2022/23 entry will open to offer holders in early 2022.

Further information: If you have any questions about this scholarship, please contact