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Art Scholarships Around the World

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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 Rankings by Subject 2018).

Art scholarships

To study in Australia:

To study in Europe:

To study in North America:

Fashion & design scholarships

(Graphic design, fashion etc.)

To study in North America:

  • BestReviews Design Scholarship – 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.
  • FIDM National Scholarship Competition – 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.
  • Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation – Graphic communication and graphic design scholarships for students enrolling on a two- or four-year program at an accredited US institution.
  • The Liz Claiborne Design Scholarship Award – 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.
  • TwoTen Footwear Design Scholarships – Fashion design scholarships for students pursuing a career in footwear design in the US.
  • VCU Graphic Design Scholarships – Various graphic design scholarships offered to enrolled students at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts, in the US.

To study in Europe:

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

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Written by Laura Tucker
Laura is a former staff writer for TopUniversities.com, 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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I am turning almost 40 this year and looking for scholarship in Europe and the US...in graphic/UX design.

Hi Amina, here are links to our lists of scholarships to study in Europe and scholarships to study in the US

Good day, My sister is studying fashion design in Dalian, China. She really needs scholarship. Please contact me if there is anyone/organisation that is willing to offer scholarship to her.

Hi Daniel, your sister may like to check our list of scholarships to study in Asia (which includes options to study in China). We also have a guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad which includes advice on how she can submit strong applications to increase her chances of success. 

Hi.i am asfandyar my graduition FA in arts...can i gat scholarship for more study abrod

Hi , I want to study art and design abroad and I am currently pursuing my bachelor's degree technology field in 4th year , can you suggest some scholarships for me

Hi.I am 30 years. From Syria. I am engineer.I have a bachelors in civil engineering - part topography.
I am looking for a scholarship to learning English language.
I want to studying abroad.
Please help me.
Thanks

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Please help me
I search a English language scholarship.
Thanks

Hi Mohamad, if you'd like to study engineering, you can find a range of scholarships for this subject here, including options to study in English-speaking countries. 

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hello I am from ethiopia africa I am 19 years old I am very very interested in fine art I am finished my university entrance exam I am looking for art scholarships HOW CAN I GET PLEASE ?