The Christie’s Education Trust in conjunction with Christie’s Education London is offering a joint tuition and living expenses 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 2019)
MA History of Art and Art World Practice (academic year commencing September 2019)
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 joint scholarship cover?
The selected student on each programme will receive a scholarship that covers both:
- Christie’s Education Ltd. will waive the full tuition fees for the relevant programme. The tuition fees for the academic year commencing September 2019 for each programme are £36,000. Please note: No cash sum equivalent will be payable direct to the student.
- The Christie’s Education Trust will make available a living expenses award known as the Reginald Browne Award. The award provides £23,000 towards the cost of accommodation and other living expenses during the programme.
The living expenses award will be paid to the student in four instalments over the course of the programme, each instalment being paid into the student’s designated bank account shortly before the start of the academic term for which the student is registered to attend classes. A scholarship recipient’s enrolment status may affect whether an installment payment is made to the recipient for a particular academic term.
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.
Joint 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
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.
We would encourage students intending to apply for either joint scholarship to submit their online application for the master’s programme no later than 31 March 2019 to allow time to receive, complete and submit the additional joint scholarship application forms.
Christie’s Education will send additional joint scholarship application forms to all programme applicants who have ticked the Scholarship box on their general programme application. All completed Joint Scholarship Application forms must be received by Christie’s Education by 30 April 2019 in order to be guaranteed to be considered.
It is intended that only ONE joint 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.
The Christie's Education Trust offers support to students from all over the world to study at Christie's Education London through scholarships in the amount of £5,000.
Applicants are required to demonstrate a commitment to the study of art. This can be shown through previous education and/or academic achievement as well as career experience and/or aspirations.
Trust scholars act as positive ambassadors of Christie’s Education and the Christie’s Education Trust, supporting and promoting its goals through continued communication as a student and an alumni.
Trust Scholars may be asked to support Christie’s Education marketing materials such as the prospectus or by taking part in interviews for the website.
- Applicants must demonstrate genuine financial need and this will be assessed during the application process. Trust scholarships are designed to support students with strong academic ability and to enable them to enter into art education.
- Applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to the study of art and quality of previous academic work will be considered.
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.
Lecture and Library Assistants are appointed each academic year to assist the Programme Directors and the administration team with the effective operational provision of the programmes.
Each Lecture and Library Assistant will receive a bursary, amounting to £5,000.
Commitments: Lecture Assistants must always be available before classes start so they can set up lecture theatres, collect registers and other notes required for the lecture, photocopy class materials, scanning set texts for the VLE, welcome external lecturers and more. The role also involves occasional evening library desk duty during term time.
Lecture Assistants may be asked to support and assist the operational and administrative functions of various events throughout the year, including welcoming students and guests, celebrating holidays and achievements and alumni relationship development.
Student Library Assistants will work within the Learning Resources Centre (LRC) at Christie’s Education under the direction of the Assistant Librarian and Learning Resources Manager. Responsibilities include maintaining the neat order of the LRC, re-shelving library books, looking for missing books and scanning set texts for the VLE. The role also involves occasional evening library desk duty during term time.
Eligibility: As the role of a Lecture and Library Assistant is considered as a form of employment, only applicants with the right to work in the UK 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.
Additional Information: All Lecture and Library Assistants are required to be present the week commencing Orientation week for their respective training.
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.