Tara Nirula International Students House (ISH)

London College of Fashion (LCF) Graduate Scholarship

The Tara Nirula ISH/LCF Graduate scholarship is a combined tuition fee and residential scholarship offered to one international student from India with the ability and potential to make an exceptional contribution to the worlds of art, design, communication and performance. Applications are encouraged from those who feel they will benefit from further study to realize their full potential.

The Tara Nirula ISH/LCF Graduate Scholarship is offered annually and is the product of a partnership between International Students House, one of London’s largest residences for International Students and London College of Fashion, one of the UK’s leading institutions for fashion studies.


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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Tara Nirula ISH/LCF Graduate Scholarship, applicants must be:
Accepted to study on one of the following four courses at London College of Fashion:
MA Strategic Fashion Marketing
MA Fashion Retail Management
MA Fashion Design Management
MA Fashion Entrepreneurship and Innovation


  • Be an undergraduate student expecting to graduate with a good bachelors degree (with Honours) from a Higher Education institution by 31 July 2014


  • Be a graduate, having already gained a good bachelors degree from a Higher Education institution in India


  • Be able to demonstrate substantial equivalent and applicable experience


  • Must be willing to be a part of a multi-cultural, diverse student residential community.
  • Be in financial need where the awarding of the Scholarship would enable the applicant to pursue the course of study they may not otherwise be able to afford
  • Be an Indian national and a graduate from an Indian Higher Education institution

Value of the Scholarship

The Scholarship is worth the value of the tuition fees of the graduate course and the value of a single room at International Students House where the student will reside during their studies. The Scholarship also covers meals taken in the ISH restaurant up to the value of £2,000 for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Tara Nirula

Tara Nirula was a resident at International Students House from 2004 to 2007 whilst studying at London College of Fashion. She an exceptional young woman whose vitality lit up International Students House and whose kindness touched everyone. All who came into contact with her loved her and their lives were enriched by knowing her. Tara was an amazing person who never failed to make people smile and every moment spent with her was an enjoyable one. Her enthusiasm for life and her kindness will always remain. Tara’s life was sadly cut short in 2008 but her passion for the arts survives through the opportunity this scholarship gives to future talented individuals studying at London College of Fashion.

International Students House (ISH)

ISH is an extraordinary place for international students who are studying in London. It offers a culturally diverse environment where students from all over the world come to live together, share each others cultural experiences and enjoy a full programme of social and recreational activities that the House has to offer. ISH’s goal is to promote global friendship, trust and education for all and their scholarship programme provides talented students an opportunity to study in London where ordinarily they would not have the resources to do so.

Requirements of Scholarship Holders

The successful candidate must bring their award letter with them to enrolment to show that their fees are being paid via the Scholarship. Tuition fees will not be paid to the student directly.

The successful candidate must enrol on their programme in the same academic year for which they have applied for funding. If the candidate is unable to do this for any reason, the scholarship will be withdrawn.
Scholarship holders are expected to attend all timetabled classes and tutorials, excepting periods of absence due to illness, covered by a doctor’s certificate. Attendance will be monitored and any student with an unacceptable attendance record risks termination of their Scholarship.

Award holders are expected to attend a small number of College and University events where scholarship support to potential donors will be promoted. Such events may occur during and/or after completion of the award holder’s course.

Award holders will be expected to donate up to 10 hours per month of service to ISH in some way.

The University will terminate the award if registration lapses on any grounds, other than temporary suspension of study due to extenuating circumstances. These circumstances must be drawn to the attention of the relevant course director through formal procedures and upheld by the College Extenuating Circumstances Panel.

Applying for the Tara Nirula ISH/LCF Graduate Scholarship

The application form can be downloaded from the University of the Arts London’s website.

The number of applications we receive for this scholarship will far exceed availability and therefore many applicants will be unsuccessful. It is extremely important that your application form is fully and accurately completed and submitted on time as we will not accept late or incomplete applications.

If you are graduating this academic year, your degree results will be checked independently by the University.

Where and When To Send Your Application

You must hold a course offer before applying for this scholarship. The deadline to submit your scholarship application by email or post is 13 June 2014.

Please email your application to [email protected] or post it to:
Melissa Chatton

c/o International Centre
University of the Arts London
272 High Holborn
London, UK

Assessment Procedure

Applications will be assessed according to merit and financial need by a selected panel of tutors at London College of Fashion and by International Students House. The Panel may request to interview applicants. Face to face interviews will be held in London. If you cannot attend in person, arrangements will be made for you to be interviewed by video-conference or telephone. Candidates who are selected for interview will be notified of this by telephone and email.

The Panel will make their final selections by marking the quality of the application and interview (where applicable), the preparedness for high quality study in the discipline area, and the articulation of how the Tara Nirula ISH/LCF Graduate Scholarship will contribute to the applicant’s study goals, personal development and long-term career aims.

Notification of Scholarship Outcome

Successful applicants will be sent an email and an original award letter which may be required for visa purposes. The award letter will be posted to the correspondence address on your application form. You must inform us in writing if your address changes so that we can contact you at the correct address.
Award winners will receive an acceptance form with their award letter and this acceptance form must be returned by post, fax or email as soon as possible. If you do not consent to the terms and conditions of the scholarship, it will be withdrawn.

The top three applicants will be ranked, in order of priority, and held in reserve. Should any of the recipients choose not to accept their scholarship, or do not enrol for any reason, the University will inform the next most successful applicant immediately should a scholarship become available.

Unsuccessful applicants will be informed of the final decision by email so please do not telephone or email us to ask about the outcome of your application—you will automatically be informed of the outcome of your application when the results are determined and available.