We have twelve scholarships, worth up to £2,000 and renewable each year of study subject to satisfactory academic progress.
We are welcoming interest in the scholarships from instrumentalists and vocalists, and will be offered, typically, to advanced performers beyond Grade-8 level. Our scholarships include two piano-accompanist scholarships of £2000, and ten of £1000 each, including 5 vocal/choral scholarships.
Apply for a performance scholarship
We will award scholarships based on an audition and a short statement of interest. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:
- be in receipt of an offer to study BMus and have City, University of London as their firm choice.
- be a full-time student
- be a self funded student and not in receipt of any other scholarships
Assessment and notification
We advise students to apply by 31st January 2020, though applications after this date will still be considered. After this date we will contact offer holders who have expressed an interest in the scholarship and invite them to select a preferred audition date. The auditions (which can be conducted remotely, using Skype or other software) will be conducted by members of the Department of Music. All applicants will be notified of the results before the UCAS decision deadline (6th May 2020).
Those auditioning should present three pieces in contrasting styles and/or from different historical periods. Auditions typically last 15 minutes, so applicants may be occasionally stopped during a piece. Auditions for pianists, who will usually be required to do some accompaniment work, will also involve a sight-reading component.
Scholars are expected to be leaders in their respective fields throughout their BMus studies, and actively contribute to, and enhance, the musical life of the department and the University. The scholarship will therefore continue to be awarded for the duration of the BMus degree, subject to satisfactory academic progression and successful fulfilment of the scholar's leadership role.