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  • William S Phillips Fund - Now closed


    • Fee Status


    • Subject

      Art and Design

    • Value

      Up to £6,000

    • Level of Study


    • Mode of Study


    • Start Date

      September 2020

    • Duration

      1 year

    • Country of domicile

      UK: Scotland





Applications for this scholarship are now closed. All scholarships have now been awarded. Information on available scholarships for the 2021/22 Academic year will be published by the end of November.

This scholarship is available to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • Assessed as Home Scottish fee status by the University of Dundee
  • Studying a one year full-time postgraduate taught programme in Art and Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
  • Minimum 2.1 honours degree
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a connection to Dundee

Further Information


William Sangster Phillips died on 19 October 2001 just shortly before his 100th birthday.  He was born in Dundee on 15 December 1901 and attended Dundee High School.  His Father, Charles Gustave Louis Phillips, was an artist of some distinction.  His paintings which Mr Phillips had retained at this death, were bequeathed to the Dundee Heritage Trust and are regularly displayed at Discovery Point or Verdant Works.  They are mainly, but not all, scenes in Dundee and its surrounds.  His Father’s best known picture is Siege of Dundee by General Monk which belongs to the Dundee City Council and is displayed on the first floor at the right hand entrance to the Council Chambers.  Mr Phillips was predeceased by his wife and left no family.  He was a member of the Scottish Liberal Party and a past President of the Scottish Lawn Tennis Association.

The Trustees of the late William S. Phillips Fund have awarded funding to Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (University of Dundee) for the purposes of assisting students within the areas of Art and Design at Masters Level.

Scholarship Details

These scholarships are available to Home students who are applying to undertake a one year Masters degree in an art and design subject at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee. These awards are significant and prospective candidates will be expected to be eligible for study at an advanced level and capable of producing a substantive body of work or meaningful research in the art and design fields. Within the Duncan of Jordanstone, Art and Design are interpreted in their widest sense, including both traditional and innovative approaches to the disciplines. Artists and designers are continually extending the boundaries of their practice to incorporate new ideas, media and methods. 

The fees for successful candidates will be waived for one year. In addition they will receive a tax free stipend paid from the Trust by Duncan of Jordanstone of £6,000 for one year.  This will be paid in 2 instalments over the session when evidence of satisfactory study can be determined. This scholarship is offered to Home students studying full-time only.

Applications will be judged on merit.  Candidates will be required to complete the attached application form.  Selected candidates may be interviewed.

Do I have to apply?

Applications are invited from Home students with a minimum 2.1 honours degree.  Preference will be given to applicants with a Dundee connection.

Download the William S Phillips Fund application form

Contact Us

Application forms and further information are available djcadlandt@dundee.ac.uk