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BU Music scholarships

Key facts

Entry For courses starting in January 2020, September 2020 and January 2021. Scholarships cannot be deferred.
Eligibility
  • Any UK, EU or international applicant applying for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course at BU
  • You must be able to demonstrate that you are a talented musician or vocalist, and that you have been involved in ensemble activity.
Value Music scholars receive free tuition and other benefits in kind, such as examination fees and assistance with buying music. This amounts to approximately £600 per year for September 2020 and January 2021 entry
Number available Approximately 15 each year
Need to fill in an application Yes
Application deadline 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

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.

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 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 exceptional circumstances, and depending on the availability of funds, we may consider applications from those with ABRSM/Trinity Grade 6 or above.

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). You’ll be expected to contribute to musical life at the university by performing in concerts and participating in at least one university ensemble.

Important information

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.

For full Terms and Conditions, please view our Scholarship Policy.