Condé Nast College offers two bursary awards for each intake of our BA (Hons) Fashion Communication & Industry Practice course, available to UK national applicants to apply to only, and funded by Condé Nast. These are awarded at the discretion of the College Bursary Panel. They are intended to widen participation and assist talented students who would not otherwise be in a position financially to undertake the course.
Please note we are unable to consider candidates who already have a degree-level qualification or overseas nationals for our bursaries.
Applicants need to first demonstrate that their annual income, if they are financially independent, is below £20,000 per annum, or if they are financially dependent, that their parents '/family annual household income is below £50,000 per annum. Students who meet these criteria are invited to indicate their interest in competing for one of the Condé Nast bursaries by completing and signing the bursary application form. This will include a confidential Financial Disclosure and should be submitted after receiving a conditional or unconditional offer of a place.
All applicants will undertake the normal application and interview process before finding out if they have been offered a place. If an applicant is offered a place on the course and chooses to accept it, they can decide to apply for the bursary if they fall below the above financial thresholds.
You do not need to indicate that you intend to apply for a bursary until you have received an offer of a place on the course.
Candidates’ financial declarations will be examined initially upon receipt to confirm that they meet the income limits indicated above. They will then be examined further by the College Bursary Panel (BA Course Director and Admissions Manager) to consider all other financial information submitted, and decisions made on the two successful awardees based on, but not limited to:
- Household income
- Household expenditure
- Capital assets
- Capital liabilities
- Supporting financial documents
- Interview performance
- Personal statement
- Academic potential
- Previous work experience
- Previous education
- Career goals and aspirations
Each successful awardee will receive full remission of tuition fees. Successful awardees will be notified in early-May 2022. Unfortunately, we cannot provide feedback for unsuccessful applicants and do not offer an appeal process. for these discretionary awards.
Bursary applications for the 2022 BA intake will be accepted from 1st December 2021 until 30th April 2022: no applications will be considered after this date.
To download the PDF Bursary Application Form click here.
Aim of the Scholarship
The Roberta Annan Scholarship has been created to support the best emerging young fashion communication, business, and media talent from Sub-Saharan Africa, providing financial support for their higher education.
The Scholarship provides full fee remission for the Vogue Fashion Foundation Programme and the BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Industry Practice degree programme for the successful applicant.
Applications for the September 2022 Intake
Applications are initially for entry into the one-year Vogue Fashion Foundation Programme. Upon successful completion of this, and a successful additional undergraduate progression interview, the student is expected to progress onto the BA (Hons) Fashion Communication & Industry Practice (2 years fast-track) undergraduate degree:
Applications Open: 3rd March 2022
Applications Close: 16th May 2022
Please click on the links below to see the full course details:
Who Can Apply
This is a competitive scholarship scheme aiming to support those with the greatest financial need, talent in the relevant subject areas, and future potential.
The Roberta Anan Scholarship is open to applications from nationals of the following Sub-Saharan African countries:
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo Democratic Republic, Congo Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Côte D’Ivoire, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Keyna, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Students must be aged at least 18 years old on 1st September at the start of the academic year in which they intend to join this course. An academic year runs 1st September-31st August annually. For the duration of the academic year, a student is considered to be their academic age for admissions purposes, regardless of when their birthday falls within that academic year.
The standard entry requirements for this course are GCSE English and Maths at Grade C (4) or above, or the equivalent international qualifications. This in most cases would be one of the below:
- Senior School Certificate Examination,
- National Senior Certificate,
- National Diploma with higher credits,
- Higher National Diploma with credits
The College is looking for students who will actively contribute to the course and take an original approach to their work and they must have a keen interest in pursuing a career in Fashion Communications
The successful candidate will need to provide evidence of the household income below the average for his / her country with one of the following:
- tax returns
- bank statements
What is Required
Applicants for the scholarship will need to submit the following:
- A valid passport
A copy of a valid passport will need to be submitted
- Academic Transcripts / Certificates
Copies of any qualifications achieved so far to demonstrate that the academic entry requirements have been met
- Personal Statement
Each applicant is asked to provide information about themselves, including their personal details, education history, and any relevant work experience. They will be asked to write a 500-word personal statement describing their academic interests and reasons for applying to the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design, which should include a link to the pre-recorded interview video.
- Pre-Recorded Interview Video
Applicants are required to record a short video interview with a mobile phone, webcam, tablet, or other appropriate devices, and will need to answer the four following questions; the video should be around (but no longer than) 10 minutes.
The questions we would like applicants to answer are:
- What do you know about Condé Nast College? (2 minutes)
- What has motivated you to apply for this course (thinking particularly about future studies and your career journey)? (2 minutes)
- What creatives and/or brands in the fashion industry do you most admire and why (3 minutes)
- What are the most important issues or trends affecting the fashion industry right now in your opinion? (3 minutes)
- UKVI-Approved English Test
Those who progress to the final stages of this scholarship will need to take a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for UKVI in order to apply for a Student Visa to study in the UK, and achieve an overall CEFR level B1 or above. A full list of approved SELTs can be found on the UK Government website.
Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)
Exceptional applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements may still be considered through APEL if they can demonstrate the skills and capacity necessary for academic study at this level. The admissions and academic teams will consider applications that show exceptional strengths and alternative evidence, which may include:
- Work experience
- Non-accredited courses
- Extensive reading and research
- A brilliant, relevant, and credible personal statement
- An exceptionally strong academic or professional reference
- OR a combination of these
Please note that to progress onto the undergraduate degree course, students will need to have a portfolio. Along with the application, they will be required to submit this portfolio of visual and written work that shows their interest, skills, and potential.
If applicants feel they meet all the criteria stated above, they will need to submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading ‘Roberta Annan Scholarship x Conde Nast College 2022’.
- A CV that includes personal details, location, education history, and any relevant work experience.
- A copy of a valid passport
- Copies of academic transcripts/certificates
- 500-word personal statement
- Pre-recorded interview video (to be included as a link in the personal statement)
- FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE - evidence of household income with a tax return, payslip, or Bank statement.
Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design is proud to work with Chevening, the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. We host on average around 30 Chevening recipients each year.
The scheme is aimed at developing global leaders and is made up of two types of awards: Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships. The recipients are personally selected by British embassies and high commissions throughout the world.
This scholarship is awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically made for a one-year Master's degree. Candidates for the scholarship come from over 110 countries worldwide. There are over 42,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.
Chevening enables outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK.