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Winchester School of Art

Money Matters


As a postgraduate student you will need to pay annual tuition fees to the University for your programme of study. You may be able to apply for funding to help you cover your costs.

When planning your finances, you will also need to consider other expenses such as living costs, accommodation fees and study materials. Visit the University’s postgraduate fees and funding page for more information.

Postgraduate Loans (PGL) for Master's study

Postgraduate loans are now available for UK and EU students studying a postgraduate degree and research masters programmes.

These loans are worth up to £11,222 per student.

Explore into the funding available for postgraduate students. 

Find out more about postgraduate loansMore postgraduate funding optionsFind country-specific entry requirements


Commonwealth Scholarship

For those studying MA Fashion Management in 2022, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Scholarship. For more details on what this scholarship includes and who can apply, see the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships.

GREAT Scholarship - India

For those studying MA Fashion Marketing and Branding in 2022, you may be eligible for a GREAT Scholarship. For more details and how to apply, visit our GREAT Scholarships webpage.

Postgraduate Taught Excellence in English Scholarships

This scholarship is available to applicants from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau only. The scholarship will be in the form of a tuition fee reduction and will be processed automatically by the Admissions team if you meet the criteria. 

The £3,000 scholarship is offered to applicants who have been offered a place on one of the the School's master’s programmes starting September 2022. To qualify, you must meet the following criteria via any of the University’s accepted English language tests: 

Programme IELTS

Min criteria

English Scholarship

Award criteria

6.0 average and minimum 5.5 in all four sections 6.5 average and minimum 6.0 in all four sections
6.5 average and minimum 6.0 in all four sections 7.0 average and minimum 6.5 in all four sections
7.0 average and minimum 6.5 in all four sections 7.5 average and minimum 7.0 in all four sections

All IELTS or other accepted English proficiency qualifications need to be sent to us by Sunday 4 September 2022 to be considered for this award.

International Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

  1. The International Postgraduate Taught Scholarships are available to applicants from all international countries, with the exception of mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.
  2. The scholarship will be in the form of a tuition fee reduction and will be processed automatically if students meet the criteria
  3. The scholarships of £3,000 are offered to applicants who have been offered a place on one of FAH PGT programmes and have achieved either a 1st classification (or equivalent) in their Bachelor’s degrees respectively


Progression Scholarship

We are pleased to offer a Scholarship to Winchester School of Art graduates progressing directly from a Bachelors degree to a Masters degree at the School in 2020. Students who achieve a first in their undergraduate degree will receive £3,000; those who achieve a 2.1 will receive £2,500; and those who achieve a 2.2 will receive £1,500.

If you are successful in gaining a place on a Masters programme, this Scholarship will mean an automatic reduction in your tuition fees. When we send your offer letter to you, we will also write to you to let you know you are eligible for one of these Scholarships. Providing you accept our offer of a place and meet all the conditions of your offer, we will confirm your Scholarship and the amount you are to be awarded before the start of the academic year in September 2020.

UK/EU Postgraduate Taught Scholarship

Application Required - Deadline 31st July 2020

These competitive Scholarships are available to all UK/EU students who have been offered a place on one of the School’s Masters programmes.

Students who achieve a 2:1 classification or above in their Bachelor’s degree (Or equivalent) are eligible to apply for one of the 10 Scholarships to the value of £5,000* each.

*The Scholarship consists of a £2,000 tuition fee reduction at enrolment and £3,000 living expense allowance paid across 4 quarters on 1st October, 1st February, 1st April and 1st July (or the next working day if the date falls on a weekend, University closure day or Bank Holiday).

These Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis and will be awarded by the Director of Postgraduate Studies, based on the following criteria:

  • You must be a UK/EU national
  • You must have applied and been offered a place on one of the School’s Masters programmes
  • You must hold a Bachelors degree with a 1st or high 2.1 classification (or equivalent)
  • You must have submitted an application form to us by 31st July 2020 and attached in the application a 500 word personal statement containing:
    • Evidence of academic or career progression and any professional achievement
    • How your chosen programme will enhance your career prospects.

Students awarded a UK/EU Postgraduate Taught Scholarship will be notified within 3 weeks of the deadline date.


All 2022 entry scholarships are now closed for application. Please check back later in the year for 2023 entry scholarship information.

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For the latest University of Southampton tuition fees and details of how and when to pay, please see the University of Southampton Fees and Funding page

Raising Funds from trusts and foundations

This is an extremely time consuming exercise so you should start your research immediately and be ready to submit applications as soon as you have been offered a firm place. The best research material available is in the following publications:

- The Directory of Grant Making Trusts published annually by the Charities Aid Foundation.

- A Guide to Major Trusts & The Educational Grants Directory both published by the Directory of Social Change

There are also regional variations of these directories. Copies of these publications should be available in your local library - make sure that you refer to the most up to date version of these directories.

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