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So, you’ve gone against your parents’ suggestion of studying engineering and opted for an arts degree… Fortunately, there are numerous scholarships for art students available around the world, including funding to study art, fine art, design, fashion design and graphic design.

The first challenge in gaining a scholarship is finding all the relevant opportunities, so we’ve bought together a selection of art scholarships worldwide, to make finding funding that little bit easier. If none of the art scholarships listed below is suitable for you, another great starting point is to consult the scholarships listed on the websites of the universities or institutions you wish to study at.

You can also find creative writing scholarships here, and we have a separate list of scholarships to study at the 10 highest-ranked art & design schools (based on the QS World University Tops by Subject 2018).

Art scholarships

To study in Australia:

  •  – Various art scholarships for students of all levels enrolled at the University of New South Wales, Australia, in the department of art and design. International students are eligible.
  •  – A range of scholarships for students currently enrolled in an art, fashion or textiles degree at RMIT University.

To study in Europe:

  •  – Art scholarships for Australian citizens to further their arts education in Europe with a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris and AU$30,000 to attend art school at an accredited institution in Europe.
  •  – Fine arts scholarships reserved for young Canadian art professionals wanting to take up an art residency or to conduct arts research in Gotland, Sweden.
  •  – Arts scholarships to study at selected liberal arts schools and universities in the UK, funded by the AHRC and open to UK and EU students pursuing study in the visual arts, media, film and other arts and humanities subjects.
  •  – Graduate art school scholarships to study at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, UK, on the MA, PhD or Conservation programs. The process for 2017/18 is currently under review.
  •  – Fine art and design scholarships funded by the DAAD and open to international students who have gained a first degree in a related field. Scholarship winners will gain funding for study in Germany on a master’s degree or postgraduate program.
  •  – Graduate scholarships for art students offered by the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK, for master’s level study in the schools of architecture, art, design, history of art or music.
  • – Four scholarships are available to study a master’s degree at Middlesex University, covering up to half of the tuition fees. Open to UK/EU students (and international students who are an alumnus of the university).
  •  – A range of art and design scholarships to study at the university.
  •  – Various fine art scholarships on offer from the RCA and partner funding organizations. Scholarships are awarded to enrolled students.
  •  – Open to a UK student studying a BA or BFA in Fine Art at the UCL (University College London) Slade School of Fine Arts. More scholarships to study at UCL can be found using its .
  •  - Postgraduate scholarships for art students, professionals and researchers to study at doctoral/postdoctoral level in Switzerland at a recognized institution.
  • – One scholarship is available for an international student from a developing country who holds an offer to study a full-time master’s degree within the School of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster. Provides a full tuition fee award, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.

To study in North America:

  •  – An art scholarship competition for students at  in North America to gain funding for their art education. You will be required to submit an example of your artwork – a classical-style life painting or sculpture – as your competition entry.
  •  – US art school scholarships for students from South Carolina to gain funding to study creative writing, dance, music, theatre, or visual arts at an accredited university in the state.
  •  – Annual awards of US$1,000 are available to graduating high school seniors in Florida who demonstrate excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or visual art.
  •  – Scholarships for art students with affiliations to the region of Northeast Pennsylvania in the US. Open to serious art students interested in painting, sculpture or photography.
  •  – US$1,000 art scholarships from Krylon awarded to citizens of North America studying an accredited visual arts program in North America.
  •  – Various art school scholarships to study art at the University of Georgia in the US. Open to US and international students.
  •  – Art scholarships from the National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL) in the US, open to US citizens aged 16-22 wanting to further their 2D visual arts education outside of university.
  •  – A range of art scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students to study art, painting, sculpture and other related programs at the University of Oregon.
  •  – Arts scholarships for US students graduating from high school in Washington state and wishing to continue their arts education in the US.
  •  – Scholarships for art students from minority and disadvantaged backgrounds to study at an accredited institution in the US in the field of fine art, illustration, graphic design and motion graphics.

Fashion & design scholarships

(Graphic design, fashion etc.)

To study in North America:

  •  – Two design scholarships of US$2,000 are awarded per year to students enrolled in an accredited school program. To enter, you'll need to write a 500-word essay on product design. Open to international and US students.
  •  – US design scholarships from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). Open to US citizens enrolling in fashion design, interior design, graphic design, visual design or digital media at the FIDM in Los Angeles.
  •  – Graphic communication and graphic design scholarships for students enrolling on a two- or four-year program at an accredited US institution.
  •  – Fashion design scholarships based solely on merit offered by the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America). Open to students enrolled at design schools and accredited universities across the US.
  •  – Fashion design scholarships for students pursuing a career in footwear design in the US.
  •  – Various graphic design scholarships offered to enrolled students at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts, in the US.

To study in Europe:

  •  – Graduate scholarships offered by the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK, for master’s students enrolling in the schools of architecture, art, design, history of art or music.
  •  – Fashion and design scholarships offered by Istituto Marangoni, an Italian fashion school with campuses across Europe.
  • – Scholarships to study Bachelor of Arts programs in design in English or Italian at NABA (covering 40 percent of tuition fees) starting in October 2018.
  •  – Graduate fashion design scholarships for EU students enrolling on the MA in Fashion Design at the University of the Arts, London
  •  – Various graduate scholarships offered by the University of the Arts, London for students pursuing art and design programs at one of its six colleges.

This article was originally published in March 2015. It was most recently updated in April 2018.

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Laura is a former staff writer for, providing advice and guidance for students on a range of topics helping them to choose where to study, get admitted and find funding and scholarships. A graduate of Queen Mary University of London, Laura also blogs about student life.

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