Undergraduate Bursaries and Awards

Students getting support

We offer bursaries and awards to help support our undergraduate students.

The bursaries and awards you are eligible for will depend on your chosen course and pathway as well as your individual circumstances. These bursaries and awards are separate from any other Government loans or grants, helping you to fund your studies while at Falmouth. You can see an outline of our undergraduate bursaries and awards in the table below.

Bursaries and awards

Bursary/ award Who's it for? How much? Status

The Falmouth Bursary

Bursary support for eligible students with an assessed household income of under £25,000

UK and eligible EU on-campus students who started their course in or after September 2020.

£250-£500 for each full year of study Open

Pendennis Bursary

The bursary is intended to help with the cost of any deposits and additional accommodation required during the course of the academic year.

UK students who are care leavers or those in similar circum- stances without any family network or support. £1,000 for each full year of study Open

International Talent Awards

An award intended to help eligible international students with their first year tuition fees.

International fee paying students starting an on-campus course with Falmouth University in 2022. £5,000 towards year 1 tuition fees Open

Dependants Bursary

Bursary support for eligible students assessed as having child and/or adult dependants.

UK students in receipt of either Parents Learning Allowance (PLA) or Adult Dependents Grant (ADG) from Student Finance. £250 Open

Hardship Fund

One-off support designed for students who encounter financial hardship during the academic year due to unforeseen circumstances.

Current full-time on-campus students. £variable Open

Materials Award

To support the purchasing of study materials for eligible students with an assessed household income of under £25,000

UK and EU on-campus students who started their course prior to 2020-21. £100-£400 Closed

Tim Coventon Award

An award created in memory of Tim, a Falmouth Design student, to enable an individual to undertake a work placement in Sydney, Australia.

Final year students on Graphic Design BA(Hons). £1,000 Closed

For Real Award

Financial help towards the cost of travel and accommodation needed to undertake a fully approved placement / internship.

UK & eligible EU (home fee status) students who meet one of the qualifying criteria £variable Closed

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Award

The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Award offers financial support to an individual Fine Art student in the second year of their course.

Year 1 BA(Hons) Fine Art student. £1,000 paid to the award winner following their enrolment onto the second year of BA (Hons) Fine Art. Open

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Travel to Italy Award

This award offers support to one graduating BA(Hons) Fine Art student undertaking an exploratory trip to Italy within 6 months of finishing their course.

Final year BA(Hons) Fine Art students.  £1,500 Closed 

Edge Award

Award supporting students to take off-campus activities.

UK on-campus students  £variable Closed


Previous awards

Bursary/ awardStatus
Cornwall AwardPermanently Closed
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Placement AwardPermanently Closed
Falmouth School of Art Graduate Practise AwardPermanently Closed
Nigel Wilcox AwardPermanently Closed
Artists' Collecting Society AwardPermanently Closed

Contact us

Prospective students

For any funding related queries, contact our Student Funding team:

E: studentfunding@falmouth.ac.uk
T: +44 (0) 1326 255099

Current students

You can book a Microsoft Teams or on-campus appointment by using the Student Funding appointments system.

Need support?

If you're a current student and have concerns about your finances, please contact the Students' Union Advice Service:

E: advice@thesu.org.uk
W: thesu.org.uk