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Postgraduate Scholarships 22/23 >

If you are a new postgraduate entrant to GSA and have been given a Conditional or Unconditional offer of study you are eligible to apply to our scholarship programme for 2022/23.

If eligible, you can apply for a maximum of two scholarships. Only one application form is required to apply for two scholarships. The application form can be downloaded here. Your application responses must be typed. Please e-mail scholarships@gsa.ac.uk if you require the application form in an alternative format.

The deadline for submitting a scholarship application is Monday 5 September 2022 at 16.00 hours GMT.

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The John Hamilton Scholarship

Penguin has created a new scholarship at The Glasgow School of Art, named in honour of its long-time Art Director John Hamilton, who died in 2019.

The John Hamilton Scholarship offers £3,000 to one student per year, to support them for one year of study, as well as a paid internship in the art department at Penguin Random House UK. It is open to UK and EU postgraduate students living in Scotland and studying for a Master of Design in Graphics/Illustration/ Photography or a Master of Design in Communication Design at The Glasgow School of Art.

Born in Glasgow, John Hamilton studied illustration at The Glasgow School of Art between 1982 and 1986, and his degree show consisted of a series of covers for imaginary books. After joining publisher William Heinemann shortly after graduating, he moved to Penguin in 1997 as Art Director for Penguin General Adult Publishing – later also becoming the Art Director for another of the Penguin publishing houses, Michael Joseph. During his twenty-two years with the company, he worked with many of Penguin’s bestselling authors, including Jamie Oliver, Zadie Smith, Nick Hornby and William Boyd.

A GSA School of Simulation and Visualisation funded scholarship to reward academic and creative excellence in candidates for MDes Sound for the Moving Image. To be awarded through a review of portfolio and Scholarship Application Form (you are not required to re-submit your portfolio with your Scholarship Application Form).

Key information:
Value of the scholarship: £3,000 per year, plus a Penguin Internship*
Duration of the scholarship: 1 year
Use: Maintenance
Number of scholarships available: 1

Eligibility criteria:  
Subject eligibility: MDes in Graphics/Illustration/Photography, MDes Communication Design
Domicile eligibility: The award is open to all UK/EU candidates who have been resident in Scotland for more than 12 months prior to application.

Additional eligibility requirements: 
Awarded based on academic excellence and priority will be given to those who can demonstrate financial need.

*The Penguin Scholarship recipient will be offered an internship at Penguin's London Offices. The timing is to be agreed between the student, their supervisor at the GSA and Penguin. The internship will be offered at Penguin's discretion and it reserves the right to withdraw the internship as necessary.

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The Rosemary Lucas Postgraduate Scholarship Interior Design (Home/EU)

Rosemary is a Scot and an alumna of GSA.  She graduated from Interior Design in 1967 and set-up her own Interior Design company, initially in Sydney and currently in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia.  She has managed projects in residential, heritage, office, hospitality and healthcare spheres.

Key information:
Value of the scholarship: Tuition Fee: £7,290 Stipend: £10,500
Duration of the scholarship: 1 year
Use: Fees and maintenance
Number of scholarships available: 1

Eligibility criteria:  
Subject eligibility: MDes Interior Design students only
Domicile eligibility: Open to Home Fee Status students only. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Additional eligibility requirements: 
This scholarship will be offered to a candidate showing strong folio content and an excellent potential research proposal - as demonstrated on your GSA postgraduate admissions application form and portfolio submission. The Interior Design Masters programme places emphasis on the adaptive reuse of buildings, it also elevates a critical appraisal of how digital technologies impact on the spaces we inhabit.  With this in mind proposals are sought which offer to contextualize these particular emphases, and submissions with particular focus on matters such as sustainability in design; environmental place-making and materiality in times of environmental stress will be looked on favourably.

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GSA Postgraduate Welcome Scholarship (Architecture)

Every year the Board of Governors of The Glasgow School of Art selects postgraduate applicants who require financial support and awards them a £2,000 tuition fees discount. 

Key information:
Value of the scholarship: £2,000
Duration of the scholarship: 1 year
Use: Tuition fee reduction
Number of scholarships available: 1

Eligibility criteria:  
Subject eligibility: Open to Master of Architecture students
Domicile eligibility: Open to students with Home/RUK tuition fee status only

Additional eligibility requirements: 
You must provide evidence that you have been offered a place as a Home/ RUK tuition fee payer. Applicants must show evidence of financial need.

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Tetsuya Mukai Postgraduate Scholarship

In April 1998 GSA loaned forty works of art from its Archives and Collections to the Hida Takayama Museum of Art in Takayama, Japan for a Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition. Mr Mukai, Director of the museum provided GSA with an endowment to establish this scholarship, to assist Japanese students to undertake study at GSA and to further mutual understanding and cultural development between the two countries

Key information:    
Value of the scholarship: £1,500
Duration of the scholarship: 1 year
Use: Tuition fee reduction
Number of scholarships available: 1

Eligibility criteria: 
Subject eligibility: Open to all Master’s programmes
Domicile eligibility: Open to Japanese residents (i.e. those paying full international fees) to undertake taught or research postgraduate study at the GSA.