Scholarships

The British Fashion Council  Foundation works to underpin the next generation of creative talent through its education initiatives.

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 offered to those undertaking their MA or BA studies at a BFC Colleges Council member college (link to the Colleges council page). Non-British students are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students interested please apply to the British Fashion Council directly. Please find instructions below.

TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIP

BA Full

The BA Full Scholarship is offered to students 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 Exceptional Circumstances Scholarship

The BA Exceptional Circumstances Scholarship is available to students at any stage in their BA Fashion Design degree that, for financial reasons, would be unable to continue or even accept their place on the course without support.

BA Final Year Scholarship

The BA Final Year Scholarship is offered to students in their final year of a BA Fashion Design course. The funding aims to cover production costs for students’ final collections.

MA Scholarship

The MA Scholarship is available 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 Chanel Scholarship

The MA Scholarship, funded by Chanel, is available to students accepted on an MA Fashion Design course in the UK. The scholarship covers the course tuition fees with a contribution to course costs or living expenses.

Dior Men MA Scholarship

The MA Scholarship, funded by Dior Men, is available to students accepted on an MA Fashion Design course in the UK, focusing on menswear. The scholarship covers the course tuition fees with a contribution to course costs or living expenses.

MA Final Year Scholarship

The MA Final Year Scholarship is offered to students in their final year of an MA Fashion Design course in the UK to cover production costs for their final collections.

Applications for scholarships are now open

Click here to download the application form.

The deadline has been extended to Sunday 30th August at 5pm. If your application is late it will not be considered.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested students should submit:

  • Application Form
  • Financial Circumstances Form
  • CV
  • Digital Portfolio (maximum 15 pages submitted as one PDF)

Please include your name, university and scholarship you're applying for on all documents.

Feel free to add any supplementary information that you feel will strengthen your application i.e. a professional reference.

Please send a download link to:
colleges.council@britishfashioncouncil.com

Please title the email:
Name // 2020-21 Scholarship Application – Scholarship Type

In the body of the email please state:
Student Name
Scholarship Type
Name of University
Download Link to PDF

THE ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATIONS

To be eligible for a BFC Foundation scholarships 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 short listed by a panel of academics, 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 personally to all unsuccessful applications.

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