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Scholarships for INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University students

Scholarships for 2018/19

We’re committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

Are you thinking of applying to study at INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University? You could be eligible for a scholarship worth up to £5000 towards your tuition fees.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Scholarships available


Student Engagement Ambassador Scholarship

For students who are looking to begin their studies in September 2018 or January 2019, we're pleased to be able to offer a limited number of INTO Manchester Student Engagement Ambassador Scholarships. We're offering the award to students who can demonstrate they have leadership skills or a keen interest in supporting social media, marketing or social activities in the Centre. 

Course/s: All
Start dates September 2018 
January 2019
Amount: Up to £5000 towards tuition fees
Availability: Limited
Deadline: 15th June 2018 for September 2018
15th November 2018 for January 2019
Eligibility: All scholarships are awarded on merit


Successful scholarship holders will be expected to:

  • Successfully meet all remaining conditions for entry to their chosen course
  • Successfully complete the course and progress to an eligible degree course at Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Maintain excellent attendance and complete all work during their course


To be considered for a scholarship, you'll need to:

  1. Apply for an eligible course
  2. Be offered a place

To apply for the scholarship you will need to:
Fill in the scholarship application form, and send with the documents below to by 15th June 2018 for September 2018 entry and 15th November 2018 for January 2019 entry.

  • Letter of offer
  • Latest academic transcript
  • Evidence of English proficiency
  • One page personal statement

All applications will be reviewed by a scholarship panel and successful applicants will be notified via the email address provided on the scholarship application.

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries awarded by INTO can't usually be combined. Students will be awarded the reduction that is most beneficial to them.

Stuart Edmundson Programme Manager for the International Foundation in Art and Design

Stuart Edmundson

Programme Manager for the International Foundation in Art and Design

Read teacher's story

"You're an MMU student whilst you’re here and have access to all the facilities and have the same rights as other students on undergraduate programmes."

Meet Stuart Edmundson, the Programme Manager for the International Foundation in Art and Design at INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University.

Can you tell us about the Art and Design Foundation teaching team?

There are four members of staff on the team. Each member of staff is also a practising artist in their own right; be that fine art, fashion, graphic design, textiles, photography or multimedia. The English teacher comes from an art background also and aids the studio English that happens as well as the formal English teaching that takes place. All the staff have worked on an international level; they’re very individual and very different so students get a completely different response and input from the tutors’ own personal experiences.

Tell us about this programme?

It’s a 30 week course and it’s split into three ten week blocks. The first ten weeks is called ‘Exploring Visual Language’ and it’s a very introductory module looking into what is art and design practise. They get to experiment different ways of making and using materials. We start thinking about what drawing can be, colours, textures and form.

The first part of the week is taught and there are workshops but as the week progresses the students become more independent and start finding ways to work within that. Very quickly that brief stops and another one starts. They take all this knowledge and their toolbox gets bigger and bigger with all these skills.

Once we move to the second module, the briefs start to become more student lead. They’ve experienced working on their own and start using all the skills that they have enjoyed and start exploring them deeper. Through that they talk to their tutors; we talk about ideas, theories, other artists, ways and possibilities that work can develop. We feed on the ambition of the student.

Then we move into the final module where we complete the final major project. This is a student directed brief within their own interest of art. Whichever direction they are hoping to take at undergraduate level informs their own brief. They set their task to make their work over ten weeks and make a final piece of work for a final exhibition.

How is English for Academic Purposes delivered?

Primarily the students are based in the Art School on the MMU campus. They have between four and six hours of English per week depending on their level of English and the number dwindles as the year goes on and we become more focussed on the practical side of art and design. There’s a compulsory three to four hours of formal English teaching which happens at the INTO Manchester Study Centre, and then there’s one and half hours of studio English which happens in the students’ own studio spaces.

They discuss work as critiques and seminars; they consider critical texts and the English teaching is specific to being able to use the English language within art and design; understanding the terminology, understanding the words that are used to describe a piece of work that is developing and participate in critical theory. There are also trips to museums, art galleries and events that are happening at the Art School.

What kind of career opportunities are there?

The skills that you develop within art and design courses are so vast that the options are quite exciting. People continue to practice as artists, film makers, fashion designers, interior designers. Others go to work in museums, theatres, education; some of them become teachers or university tutors. Some even start their own companies.

Take your first step to a scholarship