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The Iniva Scholarship

The Iniva Scholarship is offering £15,000 to 1 student accepted on the MA Curating and Collections course at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London.


To be eligible for The Iniva Scholarship students must be:

  • A Home or EU student for fee purposes AND 
  • Accepted on the full-time MA Curating and Collections course at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL commencing in September 2019


The Iniva Scholarship is the first in a number of partnerships between Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) and University of the Arts London.

Iniva works predominately with British-born and British-based visual artists of African and Asian descent, supporting them at different stages of their careers. The organisation has a long history of collaboration with University of the Arts London (UAL), in particular with recent research projects such as Black Artists and Modernism. There is also a shared history with world renowned alumni, curators and artists such as Yinka Shonibare MBE RA, Isaac Julien CBE RA, Professor Sonia Boyce OBE RA and the curator David A. Bailey MBE. Both Iniva and Chelsea College of Arts, UAL aim to develop a long-term partnership that addresses post-colonial narratives, advancing research on race, culture and gender.

The scholarship was in 2019 to support postgraduate students on the MA Curating and Collections course at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL. It is supported by UAL and UK-based Trust and Foundation supporting Iniva’s work.

The scholarship will be assessed on the basis of financial need and academic merit. It will provide a contribution towards course tuition fees and living expenses.

Applications are particularly welcome from students from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds who are in financial hardship and will benefit from postgraduate studies to realise their full potential.


Applications are now closed for 2019/20 academic year.

Receiving payment

Tuition fees will be paid directly from the award into the University’s Tuition Fees account.

Living expense and course costs payments will be paid in termly instalments to the award recipient.


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