For courses starting in September 2017 or January 2018 - applications will open shortly
Any UK, EU or international applicant applying for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course at BU
£1,150 (major award) or £450 (minor award)
31 August if your course starts in September and 30 November if your course starts in January. Late applications may be considered if there are funds remaining.
If you’re passionate about music and want to continue to develop your talents while you’re studying for your degree, our BU Music scholarships are here to support you. Some of the money you’re awarded will go towards regular music lessons for your main instrument or voice with one of the university’s tutors, but you can use the remainder to see your favourite artists in concert, buy new music for your collection or even to pick up a new outfit to wear on stage - whatever fuels your musical passion.
There are two types of music scholarships available - major award and minor award. To apply for one of these awards, you must be able to demonstrate that you are a talented musician or vocalist and that you have been involved in ensemble activity.
As part of your application, you will need to source two references. Referees can include your Director of Music, music teacher, instrumental/vocal coach, ensemble conductor etc, or any other person qualified to write about your musical abilities. They need to complete and submit the online reference form.
If you would prefer to complete a paper application form, please contact us.
Scholarships will be awarded for the first year of study and may be continued for subsequent years of study providing you continue to meet the criteria.
For the major award you’ll need to have reached Grade 8 of the Associated Board, Trinity or LCM, or equivalent, in your main instrument or voice. In addition, you need to show you have an academic grounding in music, and have passed A-level (C or above) in the subject or have obtained Grade 8 theory.
In your application, you need to demonstrate how you wish to develop musically, as well as academically. If you are shortlisted, you’ll be invited for an audition and will find out whether you’ve won a scholarship within two weeks.
Your award will not be formally approved until you hold an unconditional firm offer (UF).
The minor awards are available if you narrowly miss out on the prerequisites for a major award - you’ll need to achieve Grade 8 in your first year and will then be eligible for a major award in your second year.
You’ll also be expected to contribute to musical life at the university by performing in concerts and participating in at least one university ensemble.
The legal bit
Scholarships are reviewed on a regular basis and the university reserves the right to withdraw, amend or introduce new scholarships at any time. Scholarships are offered subject to funding and availability. Scholarship is awarded in your first year only, unless stated otherwise.
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