Scholarships

The National Art School offers a number of scholarships on an annual basis. Scholarships are an investment in the lives and careers of our students, and offer funding and opportunities that allow students to go beyond the walls of the National Art School which have proved to be highly influential to their development as practicing artists.

Bird Holcomb Foundation MFA Scholarship

Applications now open - closing date
Wednesday 15 November 2017
(Apply via the MFA Application Form)

The Bird Holcomb Foundation generously provides a $20,000 Scholarship to support a student studying in the Master of Fine Art program at the National Art School. The Scholarship is awarded annually and is open to National Art School Bachelor of Fine Art graduates who are applying to continue study at the School in the Master of Fine Art program. The Scholarship funds can be used for fees and course costs or as a stipend to support living expenses for the two-year duration of the course.

Bird Holcomb Foundation Information Pack

The Clitheroe Foundation MFA Scholarship

Applications now open - closing date
Wednesday 15 November 2017
(Apply via the MFA Application Form)

The Clitheroe Foundation generously provides a $20,000 Scholarship to support a student studying in the Master of Fine Art program at the National Art School. The Scholarship is awarded annually and is open to National Art School Bachelor of Fine Art graduates who are applying to continue study at the School in the Master of Fine Art program. The Scholarship funds can be used for fees and course costs or as a stipend to support living expenses for the two-year duration of the course.

Clitheroe Foundation Scholarship Information Pack

Mark Henry Cain Memorial Scholarship

Applications now open - closing date
Monday 20 November 2017

With the support of a generous endowment made by a private benefactor, the National Art School is able to offer an annual scholarship in commemoration of Mark Henry Cain, an artist trained at Glasgow School of Art who relocated to Sydney and received significant professional support from Lyndon Dadswell, Acting Head of Sculpture in 1937. The Mark Henry Cain Memorial Scholarship supports a postgraduate student of the National Art School to travel and study for a period in the UK. The award is valued at $10,000 and covers return airfares and a contribution toward accommodation costs in the United Kingdom for two months. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will be able to cover any living, materials and entertainment expenses for the duration of their stay over and above the value of the scholarship.

Application and Information forms are available here:

Mark Henry Cain Information Pack

Mark Henry Cain Application Form