The British School of Fashion is offering a prestigious scholarship in honour of Founding Donor, Dr Don McCarthy. A leading figure within the fashion industry, Don is former Executive Chairman of House of Fraser, Rubicon Retail Ltd, the holding company for the Shoe Studio, Warehouse and Principles fashion brands, and Goldsmiths and Watches of Switzerland.

The Dr Don McCarthy scholarship is open to candidates applying to study on fashion programmes at GCU London starting in January 2019. The scholarship will provide the successful student with vital support for course fees.

Worth of Award

Up to Full Fee scholarship, providing vital support towards course fees



Students must have applied to study one of the following courses at GCU London:

  • MBA Luxury Brand Management
  • MSc Fashion Business Creation
  • MSc International Fashion Marketing
  • MSc Luxury Brand Marketing


  • Must hold an offer of study with GCU and be at conditional or unconditional offer stage before applying or the application will be rejected
  • You must be able to cover your living costs in line with the UKVI requirments when applying for a Visa
  • All awards are non-transferable to any other programme or academic session if you are awarded the scholarship.

How to Apply

  • You can apply for the scholarship online. When applying you will be asked to upload a video in support of your application. This is a 2-3 minute video explaining why you should be awarded the scholarship. Amongst other things, the selection panel are looking for answers to:
    • Why you should be awarded the scholarship
    • What difference it will make to your studies/career
    • What difference you will make to the industry/University – what will you give back?
    • What your future plans and career goals are.

    Closing date for applications: 7th December 2018, 5pm.

    How to make scholarship application successful

  • Check that you meet the criteria
  • Be aware of the deadline and make sure you submit in time
  • When filling out scholarship application forms, be complete, concise and creative. People who read these applications want to know the real you, not just your name. The application should clearly emphasise your ambitions, motivations and what makes you different!
  • Tell us about your long and short-term goals and how the scholarship could help you reach them
  • Detail any achievements and awards you have received in the past

Deadline: Applications close on 8th December 2018, 5 pm.

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