The British Fashion Council Foundation works to underpin the next generation of creative talent through its education initiatives.
Creative education in the UK is the best in the world and supporting students is imperative to maintaining our position as the birthplace of global talent. At this time the support of upcoming talent establishing pathways through education is more critical than ever.
The BFC Foundation provides financial support to students to complete their studies. Scholarships are open to those undertaking their MA or BA courses at a BFC Colleges Council member college. Non-British students are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Interested students should apply to the British Fashion Council directly. Please find instructions below.
TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIP
The BA Scholarship is open to students commencing their degree or part way through, who have a confirmed place on a BA Fashion Design course. The scholarship helps towards course tuition fees with a contribution to course costs or living expenses.
BA Final Year Scholarship
The BA Final Year Scholarship is open to students in their final year of a BA Fashion Design course. The funding aims to cover production costs for students’ final collections.
The MA Scholarship is open to students accepted on an MA Fashion Design course in the UK. The scholarship helps towards course tuition fees with a contribution to course costs or living expenses.
MA Final Year Scholarship
The MA Final Year Scholarship is open to students in their final year of an MA Fashion Design course in the UK to cover production costs for their final collections.
CHANEL MA Scholarship
The CHANEL MA Scholarship is open to students accepted on an MA Fashion Design course in the UK. If you would like to be considered for a CHANEL named MA Scholarship please click the opt-in button at the beginning of the application form. The scholarship helps towards course tuition fees with a contribution to course costs or living expenses.
Applications for 2022/2023 scholarships are now closed.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested students should submit:
- Application Form
- Financial Circumstances Information (included within the application form)
- Digital Portfolio Link (maximum 15 pages)
Please include your name, university and scholarship you are applying for on all documents.
Feel free to add any supplementary information that you feel will strengthen your application e.g. a professional reference.
THE ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATIONS
To be eligible for a BFC Foundation scholarship you must have an offer of, or currently be studying an MA or BA at a BFC Colleges Council member college. Non-British students are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be removed from consideration.
Scholarship applications are assessed on the basis of talent and financial need, using information given in your application, your portfolio, your financial circumstances and references received.
Applications will be shortlisted by a panel of fashion educators, the BFC and industry representatives.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the BFC shortly after the application deadline and invited for an interview. Due to the high volume of applications, the BFC are unable to respond with bespoke feedback to all unsuccessful applicants.
Explore the BFC Foundation 2022 graduating scholarship recipients here