Scholarships are available to students regardless of citizenship who apply to our Master's programs. There are no scholarships available for Certificates, Short Courses and Online Courses at Christie's Education. The applications for scholarships will need to be submitted at the same time that you apply to our Master's program.
Any questions concerning scholarships or financial aid should be addressed to The Office of Financial Aid at admissionsUS@christies.edu
The Christie’s Education Trust in conjunction with Christie’s Education, New York is offering a joint tuition and living expenses scholarship for one student in each of the following US master’s program who demonstrates financial need and is committed to diversity and inclusivity in the art world.
M.A. Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market (academic year commencing September 2020)
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 this joint scholarship cover?
The selected student on each program will receive a scholarship that covers both:
1. Tuition and Fees:
Christie’s Education, New York will waive the full tuition and fees for the Master's program. The tuition and fees for the academic year commencing September 2020 are as follows:
M.A. Modern & Contemporary Art and the Market $71,179
Please note: No cash sum equivalent will be payable direct to the student.
2. Living expenses:
The Christie’s Education Trust will make available a living expenses award known as the Reginald Browne Award. The award provides a total of $30,000 towards the cost of accommodation and other living expenses during the program.
The living expenses award will be paid to the student in four installments over the course of the program, each installment being paid into the student’s designated bank account shortly before the start of an academic term for which the student is registered to attend classes. A scholarship recipient’s enrollment status may affect whether an installment payment is made to the recipient for a particular academic term.
The portion of the joint scholarship to cover tuition and fees should be tax-free to US recipients, but the portion to cover living expenses will be considered taxable income. Scholarships to cover tuition and fees required for enrollment or attendance, or for fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses, are tax-free to recipients who are candidates for degrees at an educational institution that maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities. On the other hand, stipends payable for living expenses are taxable income to US recipients. We recommend applicants consult their tax adviser.
Candidates must submit the following:
A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be completed at www.fafsa.gov; The OPE ID for Christie’s Education is 03665400.
Three months of original bank statements; the bank statements must be from the three most recently completed months of the year.
4) A 1,000-1,500 word essay
Realizing that diversity and inclusivity make the art world a more interesting and inviting place, many organizations are looking to focus on these initiatives as part of larger strategies. Where do you see room for change in the art world for inclusivity and diversity? How will you use your time at Christie’s Education and your future career path to support this change?
5) A phone interview by invitation only. Please note that not all candidates will be invited to interview.
Please complete the application form and review the terms and conditions before submission. Please mail, in hard copy, the application and all required documents along with your application for admission. In order to be considered, candidates for this award must have completed their application for admission and attend an interview. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
All data that you provide will be held by Christie’s Education in accordance with its privacy notice. Any financial information and documentation will only be used for purposes of your scholarship application. Christie’s Education will retain that financial information and documentation for 12 months after the decision has been made for unsuccessful applicants and for 12 months following the conclusion of your studies for successful applicants.
Terms of Award
If a candidate has previously paid the $1,000 deposit it will be refunded in full.
Candidates who receive the award must enroll as full-time students.
Candidates who receive this award must maintain a 3.3 GPA or higher in order to keep the award each term.
Candidates who receive the award and withdraw from the program at any point and who apply to re-enroll in the program must also apply to have their scholarship re-instated.
Christie’s Education Inc. 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 2020. The Trust’s decision will be final.
The Trust is a registered charity founded by Christie’s Education, London in 1986. Since its founding year, the Trust has distributed over £480,000 to Christie's Education students from across the world in scholarships, grants and awards.
The Christie’s Education Trust Scholarship is awarded to one student in each Master’s program per year. The Trust offers support to students from all over the world to study at Christie’s Education, New York through scholarships in the amount of $6,500.
Trust scholars act as positive ambassadors of Christie's Education and 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. In addition, they may be called upon to speak with prospective students or speak at recruiting events. Download the Christie's Education Trust Scholarship Application Form.
Graduate assistantship positions will be awarded to two or three exceptional M.A. candidates each academic year. Each graduate assistant will receive a stipend ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 that will be paid in three installments, one after the end of each of three terms. The positions are renewable each term based on the assistant’s performance in the position and their ability to maintain a GPA of 3.3 or above. Graduate assistants are obligated to provide approximately 7-10 hours of service per week to Christie’s Education during the academic terms, 20 hours during the term breaks and 25 hours the week preceding Orientation. Please see the application form here for a full job description.Graduate assistantships are available to students regardless of citizenship. There are no assistantships available for Certificate, Part-Time or Short Courses at Christie's Education at either campus. Please apply for assistantships at the same time that you apply to the program. Interviews will for these positions will take place in March and April. Download the Graduate Assistantship Application Form.