The School of Physics and astronomy offers a number of scholarships for students who have reached grade 8 (or equivalent) in music or performing arts and placed Birmingham as their firm UCAS choice, so that they may continue their studies throughout their degree programmes. Students will be contacted in the August prior to starting their course to provide evidence of their music qualifications.
All students who are at the required level, placed us as firm UCAS choice and apply by the deadline (welcome week of first year) automatically receive this scholarship, which at present is in the form of 10 lessons, worth approximately £600 per year, with a tutor from either the Birmingham Conservatoire or the University of Birmingham School of Music. Additionally you will receive access to the School of Music's practice rooms. The scholarship is awarded for the duration of undergraduate study, subject to the recipient maintaining predetermined academic and musical standards. Students receiving university level music scholarship, details below, are ineligible for the Physics based award.
Please contact the Admissions Tutor for more details.
Birmingham's musical heritage reaches back to our first Professor of Music, Edward Elgar. Today, both the Bramall Music Building and the Barber Institute host regular public performances from our orchestras, choirs, bands and other music ensembles. In recognition of this legacy, the University of Birmingham will be offering Music Scholarships to new undergraduates. Learn more about our music scholarships here.