If you're an undergraduate student enrolled on certain courses in Architecture and Landscape, the John McWilliam Bursary could offer you £1,000 during each year of your studies.

There are five bursaries available each year, worth £1,000 for each year of study. (Payment in later years is dependent upon good progress.)

The bursary can be used to fund educational costs that may not be met by other grants and awards. These include opportunities to travel overseas as part of your course.

The bursary was established in memory of our former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, John McWilliam.

Am I eligible?

You will need to meet the following criteria to be eligible for the John McWilliam Bursary:

  • You are a full-time undergraduate UK student.
  • You are entering Year 1 of your course as a new student.
  • You are studying an eligible course within the School of Design and Landscape on one of the university's main campuses (Avery Hill, Greenwich or Medway).

How to apply


  • Payment in Years 2 and 3 is dependent upon successful progression, with a minimum grade average of 50%.
  • Priority is given to applicants who have lived for three years in a borough that is local to our campuses (e.g. Royal Borough of Greenwich, Bexley, Lewisham, and the Medway Towns area).
  • Bursary holders write a report at the end of each academic year detailing their progress.


If you would like further details about this bursary, please contact:

Further terms and conditions regarding funds for 2020/21 can be found here

We have a range of scholarships and bursaries available. See a full list.