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Drapers’ x UKFT Bursary programme

UKFT and The Drapers’ Company are working together to support fashion and textile students across the UK to achieve good quality internships through the Drapers’ x UKFT Bursary Programme. 

Financial support from the Drapers’ Company will enable ten students annually to take up internship opportunities they may otherwise struggle to afford.

UKFT will be offering mentoring, guidance, and networking opportunities to each student to ensure their internships are safe, enjoyable and valuable. 

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Programme Overview

From the start of academic year 2020/21 UKFT will be working with The Drapers’ Company to deliver the annual bursary programme. 

We are looking to build new lasting relationships with a small number of universities who we can work with to help us deliver financial support to students from across the UK.

The bursaries are intended to benefit students who might otherwise struggle to support themselves to take up an internship away from home. 

The bursary comprises of £600 per month for a maximum of three months to support living expenses.

The bursary is available to students who: 


  • Are studying a design and/or technical course in fashion and textiles
  • Are UK residents
  • Would otherwise financially struggle to take up a placement opportunity
  • Have or will be securing their own placement(s)
  • Will be seeking a UK based placement
  • Are studying in their second year or sandwich year

Get involved

Applications from all UK universities are welcome but we will prioritise working with UKFT Education Partners. Universities will be asked to put forward the student who they feel will most benefit from the internship opportunity.

For more information or if you would like your university to be involved please contact info@ukft.org.