Madeira Sponsored Students

Tutor information

Each year we run a sponsorship programme where Madeira offers to UK university students studying in their final year of a BA Hons Embroidery or Embroidery related course.

The Sponsorship covers threads from Madeira UK, to a retail value of £100 for the academic year 2017/2018, which can be spread throughout the year. In addition, we select three or four of the Madeira Sponsored Students and invite them to display their work at the three day Fashion & Embroidery Show the following year. This show attracts thousands of people from the UK and many also come from abroad.

To be eligible for sponsorship, Madeira invites students to send a selection of their work, together with a letter of recommendation from their course tutor, to be recieved by us in the July of your final year. The work is then judged on the merits of the embroidery application, variety and quality. Students will be advised if sponsorship has been granted by the beginning of september. All work, whether successful or not, will be returned. 

In return for sponsorship, we require acknowledgement of the Madeira Sponsorship when any work is on public display. At the end of the final year, we also request a short report from the sponsored students. This report should include how their objectives were reached, achievements and details of any work placements. A few photographs of their work would be appreciated. It is not necessary to send a piece of work, but any piece that is submitted would be added to the Madeira collection. 

Many previous Madeira Sponsored Students are running very successful businesses, or have gained excellent employment in prestigious fashion or textile related companies. We feel very honoured to have been involved in assisting the students' development!

Should you want to apply for sponsorship, please ask your tutor to address any correspondance to info[at] or to the address in the contact us section in this website. >>> [click here]    

We wish all students every success for the future and look forward to hearing from you.