The Moorhouse Scholarships

Academic year 2020


The Moorhouse Scholarships of £10,000 each is available to 4 students accepted on the MA Textile Design course at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London

To be eligible for The Moorhouse Scholarships students must be:

Accepted on the full-time MA Textile Design course at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL commencing in September 2020
Rodney Moorhouse was a textile designer and photographer who studied and taught at both Camberwell Chelsea Colleges of Arts in the 1960s and 1970s. Despite suffering serious injuries in a road accident early in their careers, Rodney and his wife Tessa devoted their lives to helping young artists and to combating inequality.

Tessa was a judge who specialised in children’s rights and The Moorhouse Bursary and Scholarship Programme have been established at UAL in accordance with Tessa’s wishes to continue to provide support for the causes which she and Rodney championed for the benefit of future generations of students.

The scholarships will be assessed on the basis of financial need and academic merit. It will provide a contribution of £5,000 towards course tuition fees and £5,000 towards living expenses.

Applications are welcome from those who are in financial hardship and those who will benefit from postgraduate studies to realise their full potential.

Applications for this scholarship must be made by filling in an online application form. More information is provided in the guidance notes:

Closing date: 1pm (UK time), Friday 14 August 2020.

Panel interviews for shortlisted students will be scheduled for second week of September 2020. The date will be communicated to shortlisted students.

Receiving payment
The scholarships will provide a contribution towards tuition fees and living expenses.

Tuition fees will be paid directly from the award into the University’s Tuition Fees account.

Living expense payments will be paid in termly instalments to the award recipients.


Application will close on 14 August 2020


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