Scholarships launching in September 2024!

Available for January Full-time and February Part-time 2025 courses!

GBP £4,975

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Shillington Scholarships add to the evolving efforts to support and strengthen equity by cultivating diverse and inclusive representation in the design industry—within our studios and beyond.

The program includes an annual half scholarship program for the Shillington graphic design course open to budding graphic designers from underrepresented backgrounds. This may include but is not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes.

Recipients receive 50% reduction on course fees for any Shillington course.

Scholarship Community


As design educators, we have a unique opportunity to shape and foster a more inclusive and diverse creative industry. Our diversity scholarships and industry mentoring are steps towards creating more opportunities for underrepresented groups to enter and excel in the creative field.

We believe that a curriculum that reflects diverse perspectives and voices is crucial in creating an inclusive environment where every student feels valued and welcomed and promotes collaboration, innovation and creativity.

Our goal is to inspire our graduates with these values and to become leaders in championing a more diverse and inclusive industry.

Application Process

  • 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? And, what’s your hidden talent?
  • Brief description of how you are eligible for the scholarship.
  • Show us what this design scholarship would mean to you. This can be in the form of your choice! We're looking for a great idea, and something showcasing your personality. Two submission options: Video <2 minutes or PDF <5 pages.

Applications will be reviewed by Shillington Ambassadors.


How many scholarships will be awarded?

Half scholarships will be given based on the quality of applications—we’re planning to provide as many as possible.

What do you mean by "show us your passion for design"?

We keep the application criteria very open so you can express your creativity! It’s more about showing us your personality and why you want to study at Shillington, so concentrate on the idea and don’t worry as much about the technical aspects.

I've already enrolled, am I still eligible to apply for a scholarship?

Absolutely! We encourage you to apply even if you are already enrolled in the course. If your scholarship application is successful, we will refund any course fees you’ve already paid.

Should I wait to enrol until I hear if I've won the scholarship?

We recommend you enrol as soon as possible to secure your spot, as spots can fill quickly and we don’t want you to miss out.

If you’re successful, & have paid in full—we’ll refund 50% of the course fees.

What do you mean by underrepresented groups?

We hope to award scholarships to applicants with a wide range of identities and experiences. Underrepresented groups may include (but is not limited to) race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes. We recognise that underrepresentation manifests differently across circumstance, location and context, so we encourage applicants to self-identify and explain.

If I’m unsuccessful, will I get feedback on my application?

Unfortunately due to the number of applications, we can’t provide individual feedback.