Cardiff University International Elite Scholarships, UK


January 31, 2016


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Cardiff University International Elite Scholarships

These prestigious scholarships are designed to reward the brightest, most talented music students from around the world. Ten scholarships worth £1500 each will be available for the academic year 2016/17 for international student applying to the MA in Music programme.

Scholarships will be awarded to applicants on a merit basis.

About the MA in Music

Are you a performer, composer or music scholar (musicologist)? Cardiff University MA Music is an opportunity to build your skills and challenge yourself both academically and musically.

The course is designed to be flexible, allowing you to tailor your programme of study to best meet your personal career goals and ambitions.

You will be able to specialise in one of these areas:

  • Performance
  • Composition
  • Musicology (including Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies)

Cardiff School of Music

We offer rigorous teaching and musical training with staff who have international expertise in performance, composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, and popular music. We are ranked 2nd amongst UK University music departments for the quality of our research environment. We are situated within a capital city with a rich artistic culture. Cardiff is home to the world-renowned Welsh National Opera, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, a major BBC production centre, and many other cultural organisations. You will find numerous opportunities for the practice, study and enjoyment of music here, and the diverse range of musical activities on offer in Cardiff is both easily accessible and affordable.


This studentship is generously funded by School funds. It consists of a tuition fee discount of £1,500.

One studentship is available.

Additional funding to the value of £300 over the length of the candidature is available to support postgraduate students who wish to attend conferences, obtain research materials, record performances of their music, or conducting relevant research away from Cardiff.


Academic criteria: We are seeking confident, innovative students with a record of achievement. Eligible applicants should have, or expect to achieve a 2.1 undergraduate degree result (or international equivalent).

Residency: This studentship is open to students that are classed as International (non-EU) for the purpose of tuition fee status only.

How to Apply

Consideration is automatic on applying for MA Music, with a start date of September 2016 via Cardiff University's Online Application Service. In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided. In the funding section, please select "I will be applying for a scholarship / grant" and specify that you are applying for advertised funding from the School's International Elite Scholarship scheme.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2016.

Cardiff University reserves the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.

Further Information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Victoria Parkin by emailing or telephoning +44 (0)29 2087 4816.

General information about study and research within the School can be found on the School of Music website.

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November 10, 2015
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