Precious Metal Bursary

The prestigious Precious Metal Bursaries are open to final-year undergraduate students who are undertaking their final year projects using precious metals. Awarded by the Goldsmiths’ Company, you could join a lineup of winners who have gone on to become leading names in the industry.


Bursaries of up to £1,000 are awarded each academic year to candidates whose designs exhibit exciting and innovative use of precious metals. Winners are showcased at New Designers (if exhibiting) and their finished pieces may also be exhibited afterwards at the Goldsmiths’ Centre as part of a high profile industry event.

What is the prize?

Bursary of up to £1,000 for Cooksons Precious Metals London, publicity at New Designers and possibility of showcasing work at the Goldsmiths’ Centre.

How to apply?

To apply, download a Precious Metal Bursary application form and return it via email to

Your completed form and supporting evidence (research, design development, final piece design sheet and shoot information) will need to be returned to the Goldsmiths’ Centre.

The application deadline is: Tbc

Applications are judged by the Precious Metal Bursary Judging Panel and are judged on their professionalism as much as content.