Music Scholarship

Level of study
Any Undergraduate
Subject area
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Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closes 07/06/2024

Award Description

The Music Scholarships are designed to offer talented musicians entering the University, in a discipline other than Music, the chance to further their musical development. Eligible candidates must submit video evidence of their performance standard as part of their application.

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.

Value of Award

Each scholarship will offer approximately 17 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.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered for a Music Scholarship, you must meet the following 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)
  • 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.

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 to Apply

The Music Scholarship typically opens in the first couple months of the year, with an application deadline in June. Full guidance can be found in the Award Description section of this webpage. You can apply on our Music Scholarship 2024/25 application form.


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