Student Scholarship Opportunities

Applicants can be awarded one of our scholarships worth £3,000 towards the cost of their fees.

At SAE, we are passionate about providing excellent creative media education and we want to give as many creative individuals as possible the chance to learn with us. Our scholarships are awarded to exceptional talent and gives them the opportunity to access our industry-standard equipment, facilities and get taught by our talented academic staff. Are you proud to be creative? Apply today.


Our SAE Scholarships in the UK will be awarded to the applicants who submit the best response to the following statement:


Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Scott Adams



Scholarship applicants should respond in one of the following disciplines:

  • Animation 
  • Audio
  • Film 
  • Games 
  • Music Business
  • Web 

SAE reserves the right not to award a scholarship in each category.

Entrants must download, sign and scan a signed and dated declaration to accompany their submission to

Please include your full name, contact details and the course you have applied for.



For applicants to our undergraduate degree courses starting in September 2019

The Scholarship award is worth £3,000 and is to be used towards payment of course fees for a student who enrols on a full-time undergraduate degree course commencing in September 2018-19.

The sum of £1,500 will be awarded to scholarship winners at the end of Years 1 and 2 provided they have attended and successfully complete the required modules.

If the successful candidate does not take up his or her place on the course, the Scholarship will be awarded to the next highest-scoring candidate.

The successful entrant will be notified directly on or by 21 August 2019. His or her name will also be posted on the SAE news section of the website. SAE UK is unable to acknowledge individual entries.

The decision of the judging panel is final and individual correspondence regarding the decision will not be entered into. SAE UK is unable to return entries after judging has taken place.

The successful entrant must be willing to participate in further promotional activity as requested by SAE UK and SAE globally.

Scholarship submissions must be the entrant’s own work and any sources used should be fully referenced. Any proven form of plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification from the Scholarship. Entrants must download and attach a signed and dated declaration to their work.

All entries must be in a commercial digital format and submitted by email to:  Large files can be submitted via We Transfer

Film and audio entries should be no longer than three minutes in length. Entries sent to the wrong email address or received after the closing date/time will not be considered.

Entrants must, by midday on Monday 24 July 2019, have accepted a firm offer of a place to study on a full-time undergraduate degree course at one of SAE UK’s four campuses. Entrants accepting their place after this date will not be considered.

SAE employees and their immediate families are not eligible to submit an entry.