Christie’s Education Trust is a registered charity founded by Christie’s Education in 1986. The Trust offers support to students from all over the world to study at Christie’s Education London through scholarships of £5,000. The Trust scholarships are designed to support students with strong academic ability and to enable them to enter into art education.
Applicants are required to demonstrate a genuine commitment to the study of art history. This can be shown through:
– Previous education and/or academic achievement
– Career experience and/or aspirations
Details on how to apply for this scholarship can be found in the How to Apply for a Scholarship tab in this section of our website.
Christie’s Education supports students through Christie’s Education Trust, a registered charity founded in 1986. Since its inception, the Trust
has distributed over £480,000 in scholarships, grants and awards to Christie’s Education students from across the world. A donation to the Trust will help
us plan our future growth and sustain the Christie’s Education scholarship programmes, thus helping us to educate and inspire the next generation of global cultural leaders.
“I was truly honoured and humbled to receive the scholarship. The Art, Law and Business MSc programme has given me the skills to be an independent thinker, and the confidence to communicate my ideas. It has enriched my life, both personally and professionally. It is the most important stepping stone for a future career in the art world. I am eternally grateful to the Trust for making my dream become a reality. Thanks to the Trust, future art world leaders will have the opportunity to achieve their great ambitions too.”
Sirma Yoveva, Christie’s Education Trust scholarship recipient, 2018-2019
The English Speaking Union (ESU) is an educational charity whose purpose is to promote international friendship and understanding through the use of the English language. The ESU Ann Chilton Arts Scholarship is designed to help fund part of the fees for a student with a confirmed place on the MA Art History and Art-World Practice programme. A scholarship of up to £10,000 will be awarded.
- A student with a confirmed place on the MA Art History and Art-World Practice programme
- Should be able to show through their future plans how they would commit to making a contribution to the wider art world through studying at Christie's Education London
- Demonstrate financial need, and articulate how the scholarship would enable them to participate fully in the course
- Be prepared to engage with the ESU during their course and attend and potentially participate in at least one function for the Ann Chilton Arts Scholarship.
- Fluent in written and spoken English
Applicants for this particular scholarship will be expected to attend an interview at Christie’s Education or Christie’s King Street.
In 2019-2020, Christie’s Education Trust offered two full tuition fee waiver scholarships to BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) candidates.
“Receiving the scholarship is an important step in my career, which is steered towards creating social and economic equality in the commercial art market for young black artists and art professionals.”
Pacheanne Anderson – recipient on the MSc programme
“The Christie’s Education BAME scholarship has presented me with an incredible opportunity to return to study much earlier than expected and finally realise my dream of working in the arts and cultural sector, all while promoting diversity”
Robyn Orovwuje-Forbes – recipient on the MA programme
The Christie’s Education Trust in conjunction with Christie’s Education London is offering a full scholarship for ONE student of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (“BAME”) descent on each of the following UK master’s programmes:
MSc Art, Law & Business (academic year commencing September 2020)
MA History of Art and Art World Practice (academic year commencing September 2020)
Participation in art studies and the creative industries in the UK by individuals who are of black, Asian and non-white minority ethnic descent is disproportionately low and with these two scholarships Christie’s Education wishes to play its part in making learning and employment opportunities in the art world more accessible to BAME students.
Individuals must satisfy certain criteria to be eligible for the joint scholarship, and eligible applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic merit, financial need and other considerations.
What will the scholarship cover?
The selected student on each programme will receive a scholarship that covers the full cost of their tuition fees:
- Christie’s Education Ltd. will waive the full tuition fees for the relevant programme. The tuition fees for the academic year commencing September 2020 for each programme are £37,000. Please note: No cash sum equivalent will be payable direct to the student.
Christie’s Education understands that tuition fee payments and living expenses awards for students in full time education at a recognised university, college or school are not currently considered earnings by HMRC and would therefore not be subject to income tax or national insurance contributions. However, applicants should be aware that this position is open to review by HMRC at any time, and all applicants remain responsible for monitoring their own tax position and tax liability.
Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible to be considered for either of these two joint scholarships, a student must:
a) meet the entry requirements (for example, in terms of academic qualifications, English language skills, references) and be offered a place on the relevant master’s programme.
b) be of BAME descent*;
*BAME - For the purposes of this scholarship, BAME descent means black, Asian or non-white minority ethnic descent (and includes individuals of mixed BAME-white descent).
c) be ordinarily resident ^ in the UK and have the right to work and remain in the UK; and
^Ordinary residence - You are ordinarily resident if you have habitually, normally and lawfully resided in the UK from choice. The main purpose of your residence must not have been to receive full-time education, in other words you would have been resident in the UK even if you had not been in full-time education. This is not an exhaustive definition and for further information, see the UKCISA website, which provides guidance for applicants and students in the higher education sector https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Fees-and-Money/England-fee-status#layer-6085
d) be able to demonstrate financial need, which will be assessed based on requested details of income, other financial information, and plans for financing studies at Christie’s Education
Students wishing to be considered for one of the two UK joint scholarships should apply to Christie’s Education London for the master's programme of their choice by submitting the completed application form. Please refer to the Admissions Procedures for more details about how your application for the relevant master’s programme will be handled.
It is intended that only ONE scholarship for each UK master’s programme is available.
Christie’s Education Ltd. has assigned responsibility for selecting successful candidates to the Christie’s Education Trust. The Trust will consider a range of factors in deciding to whom to award the scholarships, which could include but is not limited to: an intention to study full time, previous merit based awards or prizes, previous record of financial aid to support undergraduate studies, whether the candidate is the first person in immediate family to study at master’s level, evidence of activities intended to promote diversity and inclusion especially in the arts. The Christie’s Education Trust will inform scholarship applicants whether they have been awarded a scholarship in early June 2019. The Trust’s decision will be final.
How to Apply for a Scholarship
To apply for any of the scholarships and financial aid packages available you must have completed an application to study a postgraduate programme at Christie's Education London commencing September 2020. We have aimed to make the application process for scholarships as streamlined as possible.
Deadline for applications is Friday 24 April 2020.
Duties of the Lecture and Library Assistants include:
- updating texts for the VLE
- welcoming external lecturers
- maintaining the neat order of the Learning Resource Centre
- undertaking evening library desk duty
As the role of a Lecture and Library Assistant is considered as a form of employment, applicants with the right to work in the UK only are able to apply.
These grants are especially suitable for people who have already had experience of voluntary work, internships or work experience in administration. All Lecture and Library Assistants are required to be present the week commencing Orientation week for their respective training.
All applicants for all Christie’s Education funding options will be required to demonstrate genuine financial need.