Scholarships Merit-based
University of Kent

Music Performance Scholarship

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1000 GBP
United Kingdom
22 Sep 2024
Application deadline


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Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award




Scholarship coverage

  • other


The University recognises the role that music and culture plays in the development of the individual and the benefits cultural activities bring to the wider University community.

This scholarship is intended to encourage excellence and development in extra-curricular music performance, and includes instrumental/vocal tuition with experienced teachers.

The scholarship encourages excellence in music performance and rewards recipient's involvement in the extra-curricular musical life of the University. Around fifteen scholarships are awarded to new applicants each year.

Applicable programmes


The Music Performance Scholarships, worth £1,000, are awarded each year to talented instrumentalists and singers studying for any degree at the University of Kent, together with £500 worth of instrumental/singing tuition with experienced teachers.


Music Scholarships/Awards are intended to recognise and encourage excellence. Applicants would usually be expected to demonstrate some or all of the following criteria when submitting their written application:

  • An advanced ABRSM grade (or equivalent, including RockSchool, Trinity or other international musical qualifications).
  • A significant musical profile whilst in school / college / university or the local community.
  • Appropriate performing experience at county or national level / conservatoire, e.g. youth choir, county orchestra, wind band, jazz or big band.
  • Experience in giving public performances, e.g. gigs or solo recitals, major role in musical theatre productions.
  • Scholarship recipients must be prepared to represent the University and to contribute to the cultural life of the University by participating in selected activities and events as designated by the Director of Music. 

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom



Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

22 Sep 2024

To apply for the Music Scholarship, applicants are asked to download an application form available on the Music at Kent website. Applications will be considered and candidates who have been successful at this stage will be invited for an interview and audition. Interviews will be held until the end of Week 1, during which your audition will be arranged.

There is no deadline prior to the start of the academic year, but early application is advisable. Applications will only be considered up to 9am on Friday 22 September, except in exceptional circumstances.

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