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The Caspian Arts Foundation Scholarship 2013-14

The Caspian Arts Foundation is awarded to students ordinarily resident in countries situated in the Middle East and the North African Regions who display an exceptional talent, and whose development as an artist and designer would most benefit from postgraduate study at one of the University of the Arts London’s Colleges.
The Caspian Arts Foundation is a non-profit organisation promoting unity between Middle Eastern and North African cultures through the arts. The Caspian Arts Foundation Scholarships aim to assist the most promising students to overcome financial disadvantage and to give them a platform to develop to their full potential.
The unique contributions that these students will make to the worlds of Art, Film and Photography will form a lasting legacy.
To be eligible for The Caspian Arts Foundation Scholarship applicants must be:
  • Considered as an international student for fee status purposes.
  • A permanent resident or citizen from one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, UAE, Yemen, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia.
  • Accepted or currently applying for a place on one of the following full-time Masters Degree courses at University of the Arts London for the 2013/2014 academic year. Camberwell – MA Fine Art Digital (Visual Arts) or MA Illustration. Chelsea – MA Fine Art or MA Interior and Spatial Design. Wimbledon – MFA Fine Art or MA Drawing. Central Saint Martins – MA Character Animation, MA Fine Art or MA Photography. London College of Fashion – MA Fashion Photography. London College of Communication – MA Documentary Film, MA Graphic Design, MA Photography, MA Photojournalism and DocumentaryPhotography.
  • Be starting year one where the course is two year in length. AND
  • An undergraduate student expecting to graduate with a first or 2:1 in a bachelors degree (with Honours or equivalent) from a Higher Education institution by 28th July 2013. OR
  • A graduate, having already gained a first or 2:1 in a bachelor’s degree from a Higher Education institution, or an HE accredited Further Education institution. OR
  • (for applicants without a bachelor’s degree) Able to demonstrate substantial equivalent and applicable experience.
Terms of the Caspian Arts Foundation Scholarship
One Scholarship is available for a student ordinarily resident in a country situated in the Middle East and North African regions. The Scholarship is worth £25,000 and course fees will be paid directly from the to the University’s Tuition Fees account. The remaining funds will be paid to the Scholarship holder as maintenance support for the duration of the course.
Applicants must enrol for their MA course in the same academic year for which they have applied for funding. If any applicant is unable to do this for any reason, the Scholarship will be withdrawn.
Requirements upon the Caspian Arts Foundation Scholarship holder Caspian Arts Foundation Scholarship holder is expected to attend all timetabled classes and tutorials, excepting periods of absence due to illness. Attendance will be
monitored, and any student with an unacceptable attendance record may risk the termination of their Scholarship.
Scholarship holders are also expected to attend a small number of College and University events promoting scholarship support to potential donors, and to meet scholarship supporters at these events, during – and wherever convenient – after completing their course.
The University will terminate the award if registration lapses on any grounds, other than temporary suspension of study due to extenuating circumstances. These circumstances must be drawn to the attention of the relevant course director at the College through formal procedures, and upheld by the UAL Extenuating Circumstances Panel. If the award is terminated then the student will be expected to pay back the maintenance payments they have received to that point.
Applying for a Caspian Arts Foundation Scholarship
The application form for The Caspian Arts Foundation Scholarship is at the end of this document. It is anticipated that the number of applications we receive for The Caspian Arts Foundation Scholarship will far exceed availability, and many applicants will be unsuccessful. It is therefore extremely important that your application form is fully and accurately completed.
In addition to the application form you will need to send the following supplementary material:
  • Digital portfolio – a CD containing one PDF or PowerPoint file with 10 pieces (images and/or videos) of recent work which shows the best of your talent. Please note: paper portfolios will not be accepted. You can submit the same pieces of work which were used for your course application. Please ensure the CD is clearly labelled with your name and contact details.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Photocopy of passport.
Please send your FULLY COMPLETED application including all additional material by post to:
Scholarships & Bursaries
Student Funding Service Team
University of the Arts London
272 High Holborn
London WC1V 7EY
United Kingdom
All applications must be received by 12pm midday, 5 th July 2013. There is only one closing date for applications each year.
We are unable to accept applications that arrive late. Applications sent by fax or email, or incomplete applications, will not be accepted.
The assessment procedure for applications
Applications will be assessed according to financial circumstances and academic merit. The Selection Panel will make their final selections by marking the quality of application and the preparedness for high quality study in the discipline area, and the articulation of how a Caspian Arts Foundation Scholarship will contribute to his or her long-term career aims.
Informing applicants of the final decision
All applicants will be informed of the final decisions in writing by the end of August 2013. A letter will be sent to the correspondence address on the application form.
You must inform us in writing if your address changes, so that we can contact you at the correct address.
Please do not telephone or send us an e-mail to ask about the outcome of your application as our staff are not authorised to give out this information over the telephone or by e-mail.
Please contact the Student Funding Service Team on +44 (0) 207 514 6146 for any further enquiries.

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