Music Scholarships

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The University of Birmingham will be offering a number of Music Scholarships to new undergraduates in September 2015.

Am I eligible to apply?

In order to be considered for a Music Scholarship, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must be classed as a “home” student (i.e. been normally resident in the UK for three years prior to the start of your course);
  • You must have selected Birmingham as your “firm” choice following an offer of a place on a full-time undergraduate programme (other than a programme offered by the Department of Music) commencing in September 2015;
  • You must be performing at a Grade 8 standard in instrumental or vocal studies and supply both documentary and video evidence of your performing standard.

What is the scholarship worth?

Each scholarship will offer approximately 20 hours of musical tuition per year for three years and will be administered by the Birmingham Conservatoire (in the case of instrumental tuition) and the UoB Department of Music (in the case of vocal tuition). This musical tuition will have a cash value of £1,000 per year, or £3,000 over the lifetime of the award.

In order to continue to receive the Music Scholarship in subsequent years, each Music Scholar must make academic progression at a 2:1 standard in their studies and commit to playing in at least one ensemble organised by the Department of Music or the University Music Society.

How can I apply?

The opening date for the 2015/16 Music Scholarships competition has not yet been set, however it is likely the competition will open during the first academic term of 2014/15 (October - December). Please continue to check this web page for further details.

When is the deadline?

The deadline for submitting a completed Music Scholarship application will be May 2015.

How will the successful applicants be selected?

Following the deadline all completed applications will be collated with documentary and video evidence and forwarded to a selection panel composed of various members of academic staff from the Department of Music. Selection of successful candidates will be based on academic standard (e.g. your A Level results) and your musical preforming standard and experience as evidenced by your video and documentary evidence and personal statement.

When will I be notified of the outcome?

Applicants will be informed of the outcome following the release of A Level qualifications in August 2015.