Funding opportunities in the Visual Cultures Department



AHRC Studentship

Goldsmiths is part of a new block grant AHRC studentship partnership called CHASE, which means that every year we are able to enter successful applicants to our PhD programmes to a competition for these studentships. 

If you want to be considered for one of these studentships, please note that you will need to submit your application to the Mphil-PhD programme (Visual Cultures, Curatorial / Knowledge, Research Architecture). For this to take place, you will need to view our Mphil-PhD application pack and upload your Research Proposal along with your online application and C.V. 

For further information, please email the PhD programme convenor Dr Nicole Wolf in the autumn term and Ayesha Hameed in the spring term 


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Visual Cultures Bursary 

Mphil/PhD Fee-Waiver bursary for incoming international students

The Department of Visual Cultures is inviting applications for the following college bursary, tenable from 1 October 2020:

1 x three-year bursary (open to incoming international students only)

For the award-holder of the three-year bursary, the department will pay the basic full-time International tuition fee otherwise payable by the student, which will be £14760 per annum for 2020-2021. The successful applicant will in principle hold the award for 3 years, dependent upon satisfactory progress at the end of each academic year. This award is open to applications from incoming students who have submitted an application for a full-time place on an MPhil / PhD programme in the Visual Cultures department, commencing 1 October 2020.

Programmes covered by this bursary scheme include MPhil / PhD Visual Cultures, MPhil / PhD Research Architecture, and MPhil / PhD Curatorial/Knowledge.

In order to be considered for the bursary you should apply to the programme making sure you include the Mphil and Phd research proposal template. This should be uploaded as part of your online application.

The bursary will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and preparedness pertinent to the student’s stage of the study.

The award cannot be held in combination with an award from a Research Council or similar body.

Application deadline: midnight Monday 17 February 2020. Notification of successful award holders will be made by mid-March 2020.

Any further queries should be directed to Dr Nicole Wolf, Programme Leader in MPhil / PhD Visual Cultures at N.Wolf (

Please send your applications (e-applications only), marked with the subject heading Bursary Application to Mazie Paul.

Other funding options are described in more detail on the Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages and from the Student Funding and Information Office.