There aren’t many investments more important than your education, but the costs associated with study can be a barrier to many, leaving the opportunity out of reach. There are several sources of help available to you from Glasgow School of Art, and from external sources including generous donations from individuals and organisations. You can find out more about those on the GSA website, and all applicants with an offer of a place will be contacted by email with full information later this year.

As well as these, the Innovation School has a small number of fee-waivers exclusively for applicants who have accepted a place on one of our MDes Design Innovation programmes for study in 2020/21.

The value of the fee-waivers is £7,920 which will be credited to your student account when you enrol.

Three fee-waivers are available:

  • The Design Innovation Scholarship for UK and EU students
  • The Global Innovation Scholarship for international students from non-UK/EU countries
  • The Highlands and Islands Innovation Scholarship for UK and EU students attending programmes at our Highlands campus

Update: We are now able to offer a small number of fee waivers of £7,920 with stipends of £3000 to cover living costs for students studying at our Highlands campus.

To apply for a waiver, please submit your request in writing explaining in your own words why you feel you should be considered. There’s no need to provide academic transcripts or references. All applications will be selected by members of the programme team, and we’ll let you know the outcome as soon as possible after the deadline. (Note that while you’re welcome to apply for as many bursaries and fee-waivers from the range available on the GSA website, you cannot normally be awarded more than one).

Email your application (no more than 600 words) to by 1 June 2020.

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