Scholarships, Fellowships and Other Awards

There are a variety of scholarships, fellowships and other awards available from SIfA's member organisations.


Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas

Robert Sainsbury Scholarship


Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures



Scholarships and funding for MA study (2016 entry)

Art History and World Art Studies and associated partners based at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts offer a variety of Masters level courses. Scholarships and other awards available include:

1 x Sheringham Museum/ MA Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies Internship

In partnership with The MO/Sheringham Museum, the Department of Art History and World Art Studies offers an internship as part of our MA Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies degree. The internship will provide a student with £10,000 towards fees and costs of living, as well as travel expenses to and from Sheringham. Funded by Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, this internship provides an excellent opportunity to learn skills required for a career in the heritage sector.

Applicants who would like to be considered for the internship should demonstrate familiarity with the museum and heritage sector, and proven, team-based work skills. Short-listed candidates will normally have a strong academic record, a flexible and collaborative approach and experience working or volunteering in museums, although those looking for a change in career direction, who may bring transferable skills to the sector, will also be considered. Interest in maritime history and heritage is desirable but not essential.

The Intern undertakes a programme of workplace-based training as part of a team at The Mo/Sheringham Museum. Informal inquiries about the position at The MO can be obtained from For inquiries about the MA programme, please contact Dr Ferdinand de Jong:

Eligibility: Home/EU/International students.

Method of application: Apply online. Please indicate on your application form that you wish to be considered for the Sheringham Museum/ MA Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies Internship. To be considered, applicants must first be offered a place on the MA in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies, which requires an interview. Short-listing for the Internship takes place after all complete applications that meet the deadline have been considered.

Deadline for complete applications: 1 March 2016.

4 x MA Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas Scholarships

This MA, run by the Sainsbury Research Unit, provides candidates with detailed knowledge of the visual arts, historical and contemporary, of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Employing anthropological, archaeological and art-historical approaches, it is suitable as a stand-alone Master's or as a foundation for doctoral research. Emphasis is placed on small-group and individual tuition and the development of research skills. A strong museological strand makes this course appropriate for those interested in museum curatorship, a career pathway followed by many alumni. These Scholarships cover Home/EU or International fees.

Eligibility: Home/EU/International students.

Method of application: Apply online. All candidates to whom the Sainsbury Research Unit has made an offer of a place on the MA course are automatically considered for the Scholarships.

Deadline for applications: 1 March 2016.

For further information on the MA in Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, and on the Scholarships, please contact or a member of Sainsbury Research Unit faculty.

50% Final Year Undergraduate Continuation Scholarships

Just graduated with a 1st class degree? Congratulations! You can now progress onto a postgraduate course starting in September 2016 and receive UEA’s 50% fee reduction scholarship. Don’t worry if you didn’t gain a 1st class degree, as you’re still eligible for the brilliant 10% UEA Alumni Scholarship as a postgraduate, outlined below. Terms and conditions apply. 

UEA Alumni 10% Scholarships

We highly value our Alumni at UEA, so a 10% fee reduction scholarship is available to graduates looking to stay with us or return for postgraduate study in September 2016. We also offer subject specific scholarships tailored to your course. Follow the Faculty links below that interest you to find specific course funding opportunities. Terms and conditions apply.