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School of Arts Master's Bursaries and Studentships

School of Arts Master's Bursaries and Studentships

We are delighted to be able to offer up to twenty bursaries to Masters students coming into the School of Arts, Birkbeck. Please see details of each available award and application deadlines below. All applications should be made using the right application form which must be completed in addition to a College application. Please note the deadlines for applications.

If you are wishing to apply for any of the bursaries below and have not yet been accepted onto your chosen MA course, you can submit both applications at the same time, by the deadline indicated. Please note, however, bursaries will only be awarded to applicants who have been accepted onto an MA course of study for the next academic year.

School of Arts MA Bursaries

    Up to six full-time or part-time partial fee waivers for home/EU or International students with outstanding academic records and excellent promise. Deadline 31 May,2019. Application form here.

Dean's Awards

    Up to two MA studentships (partial fee awards, full-time or part-time, for Home/EU students) for those who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from Birkbeck College since May 2014. Candidates are likely to have received, or expect to receive, a first-class classification in their undergraduate degree from Birkbeck. Deadline 31 May 2019. Application form here.

Peltz Scholarships

    Up to five £6000 full-time or part-time partial fee waivers for home/EU or International students with outstanding academic records and excellent promise. Preference may be given to applicants studying in the areas of Literature, History of Art, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies and Victorian Studies. Deadline 31 May 2019. Application form here.

Aaron Sims Scholarship

    Up to six bursaries of £3500 each for excellent students admitted onto the MA Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies [Modern Languages]. Priority will be given to part-time applications related to French, German, Italian and Portuguese language pathways). Deadline 12 noon on Monday 2 September 2019. Find out more and apply here.

Greta Dexter Exhibition Bursary

    One bursary of up to £1000 for students in employment and demonstrating financial hardship who are admitted to the MA Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies [Modern Languages] (French pathway). Deadline 12 noon on Monday 2 September 2019. Find out more and apply here.

The Wallace Studentships

  • MA History of Art, MA History of Architecture, MA History of Photography, MA Museum Cultures
  • fees and a contributory stipend for two full-time places, starting October 2019
    The History of Art department at Birkbeck is delighted to announce a series of studentships for its Masters programmes, 2019-2024. These studentships are thanks to the generosity of Graham and Denise Wallace, who have kindly supported our MA students since 2016.
  • In 2019-20, we will have two non-repayable studentships available for two full-time students, covering fees and a contributory stipend of £1,650 pa.

    You must be a Home/EU student to apply for these studentships. They will be allocated on two criteria. The successful applicants will be able to demonstrate both academic excellence, and financial need. Priority will be given to those who can show strong promise as a Masters student, but who would be unable to progress to study at that level without financial support. Please see below for the income criteria.

    Applications should be made using the Wallace MA Studentship application form, which must be completed in addition to the online application process for the MA programme itself. If you are wishing to apply for these studentships, and have not yet applied to your chosen MA course, you can submit both applications at the same time, by the deadline of Friday 31st May 2019. Please note that the bursary will only be awarded to students who have already been accepted onto MAs in History of Art, History of Architecture, History of Photography and Museum Cultures for the coming academic year.

    Applications should be sent to Susan El-Ghoraiby.

    Income criteria

    You must have a gross annual household income (including partner's income, if relevant) for the 2017-18 tax year that falls into one of the below categories:

    • Single student, no dependent children: up to £28,065
    • Single student, one dependent child: up to £30,065
    • Single student, two dependent children: up to £31,065 (if you have more than two dependent  children, add an extra £1000 for each additional child)
    • Married/partnered student, no dependent children: up to £30,065
    • Married/Partnered student, one dependent child: up to £32,065
    • Married/Partnered student, two dependent children: up to £33,065 (if you have more than two dependent children, add an extra £1000 for each additional child)

    Download the application form.

    Course listings for MA programmes in the History of Art department

Sophie Warne Fellowships

    One fee remission award of £1750 for an outstanding student admitted onto the MA Creative Writing for second year students or full time students ONLY. The award is based on the quality of the work and financial need. Deadline for admissions applications, with a 5000 word writing sample and a statement of financial need by 13 September 2019. Application form here.

Grace Morris MA Scholarship in the Department of English & Humanities

    The Department of English and Humanities is delighted to be able to offer two MA scholarships as part of the Grace Morris Learning Ladder. The Grace Morris Learning Ladder is funded by a gift from a Birkbeck alumnus and named in memory of his mother, an English teacher. The MA bursary is for a full-time Master's degree in Medieval Literature and Culture, MA Renaissance Studies, MA Victorian Studies, Modern and Contemporary Literature or Contemporary Literature and Culture. You must have been admitted to a place on one of the eligible degree schemes.

    Two one-off scholarships of £7,950 is available towards tuition fees only. It will be allocated on two criteria: the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate both academic excellence, and financial need. Please see below for income criteria.

    Applications should be made using the Grace Morris Learning Ladder MA Bursary application form. The form should be returned to Catherine Catrix (c.catrix@bbk.ac.uk) by 12 noon on the day of deadline. The recipient should be willing to provide an update on progress throughout their studies and will be contacted by the Development and Alumni Office about this during the course of their studies.

    Deadline: The final deadline for receipt of applications is 31st May 2019, 12 noon.

    Income criteria

    You must have a gross annual household income (including partner's income, if relevant) for the 2018-19 tax year that falls into one of the below categories:

    • Single student, no dependent children: up to £28,065
    • Single student, one dependent child: up to £30,065
    • Single student, two dependent children: up to £31,065 (if you have more than two dependent  children, add an extra £1000 for each additional child)
    • Married/partnered student, no dependent children: up to £30,065
    • Married/Partnered student, one dependent child: up to £32,065
    • Married/Partnered student, two dependent children: up to £33,065 (if you have more than two dependent children, add an extra £1000 for each additional child)

MFA Theatre Directing awards

    There will be a number of bursaries towards fees awarded on the basis of financial need. It is not possible to apply for these bursaries in advance of being offered a place on the MFA Theatre Directing; successful applicants will be given further details once admitted to the programme.

Chevening Scholarships