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Scholarships! Online or on campus. All cities. All courses.

Scholarships for September 2021 graphic design courses

Applications have closed. Thanks to everyone who applied! Successful applicants will be contacted by 13 August 2021.

We’re offering two scholarship opportunities for the September 2021 intake:

  1. Dive into Design — Half Scholarships
    • Open to all aspiring designers. Available for online, full-time, or part-time in all campus cities.
  2. Diversity in Design — Full Scholarships + Industry Mentorships
    • Open to aspiring designers from underrepresented groups. Available for full-time or part-time:

What’s required to apply?

  • Written submission. Answers to six questions:
    • What do you currently do? Why do you want to study design? Why Shillington? What would be your dream job after graduating from Shillington? What impact would this scholarship have on your life and career? What’s your hidden talent?
  • Creative submission. Show us what this design scholarship would mean to you. Two submission options:
    • Video <2 minutes or PDF <5 pages. No physical submissions accepted.
  • Letter of recommendation from a non-family member
  • NYC only — proof of high school diploma or GED

DEADLINE: Monday, 19 July 2021

The Dive into Design Half Scholarships are open to all aspiring designers to share their passion for creativity. Anyone and everyone can apply! Win 50% off course fees for full-time and part-time courses at all campuses. And as a brand new opportunity for 2021—you can also win a half scholarship for our online course.

This is the fifth year we’ve offered half scholarships for our graphic design course. Visit our blog to read testimonials and stories of past scholarship winners.

Who should apply? All aspiring designers

What do you win? 50% scholarship

Which course? All courses. Online or on-campus. Full-time or part-time.

Which locations? Online, New York, London, Manchester, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

How many? At least one winner per campus

What’s required?

  1. Written submission — six questions
  2. Creative submission — show us what this design scholarship would mean to you. Two options: a video <2 minutes or PDF <5 pages. No physical submissions accepted.
  3. Letter of recommendation — from non-family member
  4. NYC only — proof of high school diploma or GED

Deadline: Monday, 19 July 2021

Apply now

The Diversity in Design Full Scholarships + Industry Mentorships add to evolving efforts to support and strengthen equity by cultivating diverse and inclusive representation in the design industry—within our classrooms and beyond. We’re proud to partner with leaders in the creative industry for three scholarships as a collaborative commitment by both educators and employers.

Thanks to our industry partners Bulletproof, Represent and Frost*collective.

Who should apply? Aspiring designers from underrepresented groups

What do we mean by underrepresented groups? Applicants can self-identify in their application. May include but is not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes.

What do you win?

Which course? On campus. Full-time or part-time.

Which locations?

How many? Three—one for each city

What’s required?

  1. Written submission — six questions
  2. Description of how you are eligible for the Diversity in Design scholarship
  3. Creative submission — show us what this design scholarship would mean to you. Two options: a video <2 minutes or PDF <5 pages. No physical submissions accepted.
  4. Letter of recommendation — from a non-family member
  5. NYC only — proof of high school diploma or GED

You can apply for both the Dive into Design Half Scholarship and Diversity in Design Scholarship within the same application form.

Applications will be reviewed by Shillington staff, industry partners, and a #Shillumni panel.

Deadline: Monday, 19 July 2021

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Terms and conditions

  • You must be available and eligible to study for your selected program. Graphic Design (Full-Time) runs 21 September—18 December 2020 from 8:00am—5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Graphic Design (Part-Time) runs 21 September 2020—27 July 2021 on Monday and Tuesday nights from 6:00—9:30pm. View course dates.
  • The scholarship is only available to citizens or permanent residents of the USA, or those with proven visa rights to study in America.
  • You must provide documentation showing completion of high school or GED—copy of high school diploma or official high school transcript showing graduation date or copy of High School Equivalency Diploma or GED or copy of associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or official transcript indicating the same.
  • The deadline for all submissions is 5:00pm on Monday, 19 July 2021.
  • If selected you will be notified by Friday 13 August 2021.
  • Successful applicants will receive a 50% reduction in total course fees. View course fees.
  • If you accept the half-scholarship offer for an in-person program, you will need to officially apply via Shillington’s website and pay $1000 deposit by Monday 16 August 2021 and pay the remaining fees by Wednesday 1 September 2021.
  • If you are already enrolled at the time of winning the scholarship, any payment that you have made over the value of the scholarship will be refunded.
  • Subsequent cancellations must be made by emailing us@shillingtoneducation.com no later than 4:00pm on Monday, 6 September 2021. You are not officially withdrawn until written notification has been received and confirmed by Shillington.
  • You must be able to cover all incidental costs of the program (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud membership, stationery, course supplies and final portfolio presentation—printed or tablet device)
  • Payments made by credit card incur a 2.41% charge for Visa and Mastercard and 4.62% on American Express.
  • The scholarship is only available for our graphic design programs starting in September 2021. It is non-transferable.
  • In the event that a Shillington program is unable to run for any reason, it is up to Shillington’s discretion whether to honour the scholarships on a future program. In this case, any deposits made will be refunded.
  • If contact has not been established by 12pm, Monday, 16 August 2021, the offer may be withdrawn and an offer will be made to a runner-up.
  • No refunds to students who withdraw once the program has started, regardless of personal circumstances. The student will be liable for the outstanding balance.
  • Shillington reserves the right to cancel programs at its discretion. Any monies paid for a cancelled program will be fully refunded. In this case, refunds will be made within two weeks after the school’s default date.
  • By accepting the Scholarship award, the recipient(s) agrees to become a Shillington Scholarship Ambassador for the duration of their studies and will be required to play an active role in School events such as information evenings, and external exhibitions and events. The recipient(s) must also agree to take part in marketing activities, develop and provide creative content and testimonials as required. Failure to carry out the duties of the Shillington Scholarship Ambassador may result in the Scholarship award being terminated.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a new student based on an application demonstrating creativity, passion, innovation and commitment to the course.
  • You must be available and eligible to study for your selected course. Full-Time Course runs 20 September—17 December 2021 from 8:00am—5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Part-Time Course runs 21 September 2021—19 July 2022 on Monday and Tuesday nights from 6:00pm—9:30pm. View course dates.
  • The scholarship is only available to citizens or permanent residents of the UK, or those with proven visa rights to study in the UK.
  • The deadline for all submissions is 5:00pm on Monday, 19 July 2021.
  • If selected you will be notified by Friday, 13 August 2021.
  • Successful applicants will receive a 50% reduction in total course fees. View course fees.
  • If you accept the half scholarship offer, you will need to officially apply via Shillington’s website and pay a £1000 deposit by Monday, August 16, 2021, and pay the remaining fees by Wednesday 1 September 2021.
  • If you are already enrolled at the time of winning the scholarship, any payment that you have made over the value of the scholarship will be refunded.
  • Subsequent cancellations must be made by emailing uk@shillingtoneducation.com no later than 4:00pm on Monday, 6 September 2021. You are not officially withdrawn until written notification has been received and confirmed by Shillington.
  • You must be able to cover all incidental costs of the course. (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud membership, stationery, course supplies and final portfolio presentation—printed or tablet device)
  • Payments made by credit card incur a 2.41% charge for Visa and Mastercard and 4.62% on American Express.
  • The scholarship is only available for our graphic design courses starting in September 2021. It is non-transferable.
  • If contact has not been established by 12pm, Monday, 16 August 2021, the offer may be withdrawn and an offer will be made to a runner-up.
  • No refunds to students who withdraw once the course has started, regardless of personal circumstances. The student will be liable for the outstanding balance.
  • Shillington reserves the right to cancel courses at its discretion. Any monies paid for a cancelled course will be fully refunded. In this case, refunds will be made within two weeks after the college’s default date.
  • In the event that a Shillington course is unable to run for any reason, it is up to Shillington’s discretion whether to honour the scholarships on a future course. In this case, any deposits made will be refunded.
  • If contact has not been established by 12pm, Monday, 16 August 2021, the offer may be withdrawn and an offer will be made to a runner-up.
  • By accepting the scholarship award, the recipient(s) agrees to become a Shillington Scholarship Ambassador for the duration of their studies and will be required to play an active role in school events such as information evenings, and external exhibitions and events. The recipient(s) must also agree to take part in marketing activities, develop and provide creative content and testimonials as required. Failure to carry out the duties of the Shillington Scholarship Ambassador may result in the Scholarship award being terminated.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a new student based on an application demonstrating creativity, passion, innovation and commitment to the course.
  • You must be available and eligible to study for your selected course. Full-Time Course runs 13 September—10 December 2021 from 8:00am—5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Part-Time Course runs 22 September 2021—18 August 2022 on Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6:00pm—9:30pm. View course dates.
  • The scholarship is only available to citizens or permanent residents of Australia, or those with proven visa rights to study in Australia.
  • The deadline for all submissions is 5:00pm on Monday, 19 July 2021.
  • If selected you will be notified by Friday, 13 August 2021.
  • Successful applicants will receive a 50% reduction in total course fees. View course fees.
  • If you accept the half-scholarship offer for an in-person program, winners will need to officially apply via Shillington’s website and pay a $1000 deposit by Monday 16 August 2021. The remaining half-course fees must be paid by Wednesday 1 September 2021.
  • If you are already enrolled at the time of winning the scholarship, any payment that I have made over the value of the scholarship will be refunded.
  • Subsequent cancellations must be made by emailing au@shillingtoneducation.com no later than 4:00pm on Monday, 6 September 2021. You are not officially withdrawn until written notification has been received and confirmed by Shillington.
  • You must be able to cover all incidental costs of the course. (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud membership, stationery, course supplies and final portfolio presentation—printed or tablet device)
  • Payments made by credit card incur a 1.1% charge for AU credit cards, 2.6% charge for non-AU credit cards and 1.6% for American Express.
  • The scholarship is only available for our graphic design courses starting in September 2021. It is non-transferable.
  • In the event that a Shillington course is unable to run for any reason, it is up to Shillington’s discretion whether to honour the scholarships on a future course. In this case, any deposits made will be refunded.
  • If contact has not been established by 12pm, Monday, 16 August 2021, the offer may be withdrawn and an offer will be made to a runner-up.
  • No refunds to students who withdraw once the course has started, regardless of personal circumstances. The student will be liable for the outstanding balance.
  • Shillington reserves the right to cancel courses at its discretion. Any monies paid for a cancelled course will be fully refunded. In this case refunds will be made within two weeks after the college’s default date.
  • By accepting the Scholarship award, the recipient(s) agrees to become a Shillington Scholarship Ambassador for the duration of their studies and will be required to play an active role in School events such as information evenings, and external exhibitions and events. The recipient(s) must also agree to take part in marketing activities, develop and provide creative content and testimonials as required. Failure to carry out the duties of the Shillington Scholarship Ambassador may result in the Scholarship award being terminated.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a new student based on an application demonstrating creativity, passion, innovation and commitment to the course.
  • You must be available and eligible to study for your selected course. 9 months Part Time 6:30–9:30pm, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. View course dates.
  • September 2021 Intake (20 September 2021—20 July 2022)
  • The deadline for all submissions is 5:00pm on Monday 19 July 2021.
  • If selected you will be notified by Friday August 13, 2021.
  • Successful applicants will receive a 50% reduction in total course fees. View course fees.
  • If you accept the half-scholarship offer for the Online course, you will need to officially apply via Shillington’s website and pay the first instalment of $2,159 (USD) or £1,659 by Monday, 16 August 2021 and pay the remaining fees by Wednesday 1 September 2021.
  • Subsequent cancellations must be made by emailing uk@shillingtoneducation.com no later than 4:00pm on Monday, 6 September 2021. You are not officially withdrawn until written notification has been received and confirmed by Shillington.
  • You must be able to cover all incidental costs of the course. (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud membership, stationery, course supplies)
  • The scholarship is only available for our graphic design courses starting in September 2021. It is non-transferrable.
  • If contact has not been established by 12pm, Monday, 16 August 2021, the offer may be withdrawn and an offer will be made to a runner-up.
  • No refunds to students who withdraw once the course has started, regardless of personal circumstances. The student will be liable for the outstanding balance.
  • Shillington reserves the right to cancel courses at its discretion. Any monies paid for a cancelled course will be fully refunded. In this case, refunds will be made within two weeks after the college’s default date.
  • In the event that a Shillington course is unable to run for any reason, it is up to Shillington’s discretion whether to honour the scholarships on a future course. In this case, any initial payments made will be refunded.
  • By accepting the Scholarship award, the recipient(s) agrees to become a Shillington Scholarship Ambassador for the duration of their studies and will be required to play an active role in School events such as information evenings, and external exhibitions and events. The recipient(s) must also agree to take part in marketing activities, develop and provide creative content and testimonials as required. Failure to carry out the duties of the Shillington Scholarship Ambassador may result in the Scholarship award being terminated.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a new student based on an application demonstrating creativity, passion, innovation and commitment to the course.

This year, we’re partnering with Bulletproof, Represent and Frost*collective to offer three full scholarships for our Sydney, New York City and London Full-Time or Part-Time Courses for our new Diversity in Design Full Scholarship.

The Diversity in Design Scholarship will provide a career-changing opportunity to aspiring designers from underrepresented groups.

The Diversity in Design Scholarship adds to Shillington’s evolving efforts to support and strengthen equity by cultivating diverse and inclusive representation in the design industry—within our classrooms and beyond. By partnering with leaders in the creative industry, we’re striving for collaborative commitment and action from educators and employers across the international design community.

Winners will receive 100% off September 2021 graphic design course fees, with mentorship and post-graduate support from a leading local industry partner.

  • You must be available and eligible to study on the campus in either Sydney, New York City for the full-time or part-time courses—View course dates.
  • The Diversity in Design Scholarship is only available to citizens or permanent residents of the AU, US and UK.
  • The deadline for all submissions is 5:00pm on Monday 20 July 2021.
  • If selected you will be shortlisted and required to attend an interview between Monday 9 August — Thursday 12 August 2021.
  • If selected you will be notified by Friday 13 August 2021.
  • Successful applicants will receive a 100% reduction in total course fees, half sponsored by Shillington, half sponsored by our industry partners in their local cities. View course fees.
  • If contact has not been established by 12pm, Monday, 16 August 2021, the offer may be withdrawn and an offer will be made to a runner-up.
  • Subsequent cancellations must be made by emailing: UK—uk@shillingtoneducation.com US—us@shillingtoneducation.com AU—au@shillingtoneducation.com no later than 4:00pm Monday, 16 August 2021. You are not officially withdrawn until written notification has been received and confirmed by Shillington.
  • The scholarship is only available for our Sydney, NYC and London Full-Time or Part-Time September 2021 course. It is non-transferable.
  • Shillington reserves the right to cancel courses at its discretion.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a new student based on an application demonstrating creativity, passion, innovation and commitment to the course.
  • You will be loaned equipment (Laptop or Desktop) by the agency partner or Shillington.
  • You agree to return all loaned equipment within one week of completing the course.
  • The Computer remains the property of the School or Agency at all times.
  • You will operate, maintain and store the Computer with due care and in compliance with the instructions and recommendations of the supplier and manufacturer of the Computer and pursuant to any directions given by the School. a) You must not alter or replace any parts in the Computer nor alter or load any software on the Computer unless that software has been approved by Shillington. b) In the event the computer is lost or damaged, it will be the students responsibility to replace or pay for damages. The School is under no obligation to replace the Computer.

If you are ready to put your creative skills to use in a practical career, apply! You can learn any skill these days on YouTube, but the one-on-one mentoring and critique you’ll get at Shillington, the classroom camaraderie, the experience of being pushed to your creative limits, etc. is priceless.

Dyonna Potter
2020 Scholarship Winner

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Is 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time really long enough to learn design?

Absolutely. Our student work speaks for itself and Shillington graduates build incredible creative careers. Our graphic design course is expertly planned to teach technical skills, cover design theory and ingrain creative principles to help you create a well-rounded portfolio. Read more on the blog in Learn Graphic Design Fast or Fast, Good or Cheap. And if you want to hear it straight from our graduates, check out 21 Unbiased Shillington Reviews.

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Our graphic design course is ideal for current creatives to revive software skills and enhance their understanding of the design fundamentals. If your software skills are self-taught, we’ll teach you how to work smoothly and efficiently across the Adobe Creative Suite. Or if your current portfolio isn’t up-to-scratch, we’ll help you craft a collection of your best work, showcasing an ability to work across a wide range of briefs. Meet 20 Inspiring Designers Who Studied at Shillington After Creative Degrees or Diplomas.

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Totally up to you! It depends on your availability and learning style. Full-time is an immersive 3 months (Monday to Friday, 8:00am—5:00pm). Part-time is 9 months, there are three options: Online three nights a week, In person two nights a week or Sundays (New York and London only), and a good fit for students who work full-time or have other major commitments. But apart from the duration, the full-time and part-time curriculum is identical—students create the same high quality work and get similar jobs after graduation.

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What kind of job could I get after Shillington?

Shillington prepares you for a wide variety of creative careers. Upskilling in design helps you put your best foot forward on the job hunt. You could work in digital design like Louise at either a small or large agency, focus on publishing like Kelly or packaging like at a boutique studio like Roo. There’s even opportunities to take on freelance clients or even build your own business like Ina. The list is endless! Learn more about potential design careers in What is Graphic Design? or scroll through our graduates’ profiles on LinkedIn.

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Not only am I grateful for the financial assistance, but the fact that people enjoyed what I had created was a real confidence booster for me.

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2018 Scholarship Winner

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