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The FUTURE FWD Scholarship has been created to advance equality and inclusion in graphic design education. The £30,000 scholarship provides material costs and living expenses for a student over the three year BA Graphic Communication Design degree at Central Saint Martins, University of The Arts London, as well as access to mentorship throughout the course and a paid internship opportunity with one of the studios.

The FUTURE FWD Scholarship is supported by design studios Zak Group, Pentagram and Some Days.

The FUTURE FWD Scholarship grants one student £30,000 over three years (£10,000 per annum) to apply towards material costs and living expenses incurred during the BA Graphic Communication Design course. The Scholarship is assessed on the basis of financial need and academic merit and is open to any first-year UK and international student from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background applying to study on the BA Graphic Communication Design course at Central Saint Martins in 2022/23.

Applications for 2022/23 are now open until midnight on 23 May 2022.

If you have questions or need additional information, please email UAL's Student Funding Services or ring +44 (0)20 7514 8080 (available Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)

Zak Group

Zak Group is a design office. Its work focuses on identity and creative direction for people, institutions and brands guiding the trajectory of contemporary culture. By visualising strategy and articulating core values, it creates connections with global audiences. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in London, the office initiates ideas for its creative partners. Guided by a belief in the necessity of cultural expression, Zak Group uses design as a masterkey to build bridges between ideas, disciplines and people.


Pentagram is a multi-disciplinary, independently-owned design studio.

Pentagram’s work encompasses graphics and identity, products and packaging, exhibitions and installations, websites and digital experiences, advertising and communications, sound and motion. Pentagram’s 23 partners are all practising designers, and whether working collaboratively or independently, they do so in friendship.

Pentagram’s structure is unique. It is the only major design studio where the owners of the business are the creators of the work and serve as the primary contact for every client. This reflects the conviction that great design cannot happen without passion, intelligence and — above all — personal commitment, and is demonstrated by a portfolio that spans five decades, many industries, and clients of every size.

Some Days

Some Days is a creative studio focused on ideas, brands, and experiences that are distinct and enduring for the people who encounter them. Founded in 2017, Some Days operates between California, New York, and Amsterdam.

Central Saint Martins, UAL

Across art, design, and performance the students and staff of Central Saint Martins create ideas, materials, and actions for a better future. Among our alumni shaping the world through creative action are Ashton Attzs, Grace Wales Bonner, Osei Bonsu, Matty Bovan, Isamaya Ffrench, Antony Gormley, Jean Jullien, Kim Jones, Ib Kamara, Jean Jullien, Kim Jones, Stella McCartney, Morag Myerscough, Saul Nash, Sandy Powell, Laure Prouvost, Alva Skog, Yinka Shonibare and Harley Weir.

Central Saint Martins is part of University of the Arts London (UAL), an international centre for innovative teaching and research in arts, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts. The University is made up of six Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.