The Courtauld Institute of Art

Scholarship program
For the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Scholarship Fund supporting postgraduate students studying either the art of antiquity (classical Greek and Byzantine Art) or art from the nineteenth century to the present day, through its campaign “Opening Minds to Art”. The scholarship fund provides worthy students who would otherwise be unable to afford the Institute with the opportunity to obtain a first-rate graduate education in Art History. Scholarship awards are made by the Scholarships Committee.

The Courtauld Institute of Art, founded in 1932, is the established center in Britain for the study of Western art, and has a strong international reputation. It became an independent college of the University of London in 2002 and it is the leading centre for the research and teaching of art history, conservation, curatorship of art and architecture. The Institute offers degrees at bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, as well as post-graduate diplomas. They have over 400 students each year, 150 of which are BA students, around 120 are studying for an MA in Art History, 80 are PhD students and the remainder are taking postgraduate degrees in conservation and curatorship. At the postgraduate level, the Courtauld educates highly qualified future professionals in a variety of time periods. Their graduates have achieved and continue to achieve leadership roles, nationally and internationally, as museum directors, curators, conservators, critics, conservation scientists, editors, journalists and arts administrators.