Now accepting applications for October 2022 entry.
After the Regular Decision deadline, Sotheby’s Institute of Art reviews all completed applications on a rolling basis. Space is limited so we strongly encourage applicants to submit their applications as early as possible. Our Admissions team is available throughout the admissions process to offer support and answer any questions you may have.
To be eligible for admission, applicants must have earned a bachelor's lower second-class honors (2:2) degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution by the date on which they enroll at the Institute. Please be advised that a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent is a mandatory requirement, work experience cannot be accepted in lieu of this qualification.
Applicants should demonstrate the following skills:
All prospective students must apply using the online application. A complete application includes:
GRE test scores are not required, but are accepted. The GRE code for Sotheby’s Institute of Art is 4161.
Problems with Certificates, English Language Tests, or Other Documents Related to Your Offer
If you have further questions or concerns about meeting the English language entry requirements please email the Admissions team for specific guidance.
Note: Fees are subject to annual review
Semester 1: £9,450
Semester 2: £11,950
Semester 3: £5,800
Semester 1: £11,700
Semester 2: £14,200
Semester 3: £7,000
*Circumstances that may entitle you to a “home” fee status include:
Students pursuing a two-semester Postgraduate Diploma do not incur Semester 3 tuition.
Field study travel fee: Typically range from £2,450 to £4,260 according to program, entry semester, and destination. Travel fees are indicative only and subject to change.
A non-refundable deposit of £3,000 upon acceptance is required to secure your place on all programs.
Sotheby's Institute of Art tuition and fees are updated annually based on the curriculum and field study destinations. Course work is completed in semesters 1 and 2. For students pursuing a Master’s degree, a dissertation or practice-based dissertation is undertaken in the third semester.
Sotheby’s Institute of Art offers partial-tuition scholarships to qualified domestic and international candidates. Scholarship awards are based on need and merit. Before you can apply for a scholarship, you must first apply for and hold an offer for a Master’s degree program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. The Scholarship application will require filling out a basic form, and sending in the required documentation. Merit will be assessed holistically using the program application materials submitted. Please note that Scholarship awards are not guaranteed and award decisions are final.
Students seeking a scholarship based on financial need will be asked to submit evidence of household income of £27,500 or below on their application.
Scholarship Deadline: March 1, 2022
If you have any queries regarding submitting a scholarship application, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join a diverse network of future leaders and study with us on a fully funded Chevening Scholarship, the UK government's scholarships program for international students studying master's degrees.
To apply for this scholarship you must have:
For more information about Chevening, please visit chevening.org.
How to apply: You'll need to apply for both a full time SIA master's degree and a Chevening Scholarship. We recommend applying for your chosen SIA program before or at the same time as applying for a Chevening Scholarship. Chevening Scholarships open on August 3, 2021 and close on November 2, 2021.
Our admissions team will follow up with you within 5-7 working days about any outstanding documentation or required information. Applicants whose documentation is complete will receive notification if they will be offered an interview.
If you receive an offer, a non-refundable deposit of £3,000 is required to secure your place.
Term dates vary by program entry. Download the academic calendars below.
October 2022 Entry
Calendar coming soon
The section is for applicants to the London campus who require a student visa to study in the United Kingdom. The UK’s Immigration Rules changed for students and went into effect at 9:00 a.m. BST on Monday, October 5, 2020. After this time, the new Student route replaced the Tier 4 (General) route. The Student route applies to EEA/Swiss nationals who do not have settlement rights and will arrive on or after January 1, 2021 to study for more than 6 months.
Please note the Home Office change immigration rules and requirements regularly. Whilst we aim to ensure that the information contained in these pages is kept up to date there may be times when this is not the case. Please do not rely on these pages alone. Check the Home Office for all the latest immigration updates and information. For information and guidance about how to apply for a student visa click here.
Where there are delays in obtaining your UK student visa, we will assess your situation on a case-by-case basis, to determine whether you are still able to join the program.
Some of your questions may be answered in the frequently asked questions section of our website. If you do not see your question, we are happy to help. All prospective students are encouraged to contact our Admissions Office to schedule a one-on-one information session to learn more about the program, the application process, tuition, financial aid, and more.
Admissions Q & A
Join one of our upcoming virtual info sessions to speak with our Admissions team and have all your questions answered.
+44 (0)20 7462 3232
Please note: Materials should not be mailed to the Institute unless specifically requested by the Admissions Office. Transcripts and other supplemental application materials should be emailed to your Admissions team.