Music Scholarship

The University of Roehampton offers music scholarships to enable undergraduate and postgraduate students meet some of the costs of developing their talents through lessons, courses, or the purchase of relevant equipment. In return, our music scholars enhance the cultural life of the University.

The University of Roehampton offers music scholarships to enable undergraduate and postgraduate students meet some of the costs of developing their talents through lessons, courses, or the purchase of relevant equipment (instruments/strings/sheet music etc.). In return, music scholars enhance the cultural life of the University through performances and enrich their colleges by being available for events chosen by College Heads.

Current and potential 2021 applicants are invited to apply now for the Roehampton Music Scholarship.

The scholarships are worth up to £1,200 a year and will support a student on any undergraduate and postgraduate courses enrolling at Roehampton from Autumn 2021.

Students applying for the scholarship will need to demonstrate musical aptitude and their commitment to engage in the musical life of the university, alongside successful academic progression. Scholarships are linked to our four Colleges, and successful applicants will be expected to contribute to the musical life of their College.

There are two scholarships available at each college; eight in total. Smaller awards may also be given. The scholarships are available to students who will be studying on any Roehampton course, at any level, undergraduate or postgraduate.

Deadline for scholarship applications: 15 January 2021

If you are successfully awarded a Roehampton Music Scholarship, you will receive:

  • Up to £1,200 per year cash scholarships for every year of study with us on the degree you enrol on
  • Support and guidance from our Director of Music
  • Opportunities to perform and collaborate with other musicians

To apply for the scholarship you should:

  1. Apply for an undergraduate or postgraduate course with us. View our courses
  2. Complete the application form below
  3. Applicants should prepare between 5-8 minutes of music to perform live at an audition or to be submitted as a video.  This can be in any style or genre.  
  4. If you are offered a place with us, accept the offer (if you are an undergraduate, you should accept as your first choice).

Q. Can I hold more than one scholarship at a time e.g. this and the Academic Excellence Scholarship?
A. Yes, unless the other scholarship in question has criteria that does not allow this. If in doubt, please get in touch with us.
View our scholarships

Q.I'm applying for an extended degree. Will I be eligible?
A. Yes. The applies to students for any programme of study.

Q. Do I need to apply for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Roehampton before I can receive this scholarship?
A. Yes. You must apply for a degree with us and accept an offer of study to allow you to be awarded a scholarship.

Q. I am eligible for overseas fees. Am I able to apply for this?
A. Yes. This scholarship is open to UK and international students.

Q. Are the scholarships just available for classical musicians?
A. No - they are open to musicians from every background and tradition.

Q. Can I send a recording instead of doing a live audition?
A. Yes, a video is acceptable, but please note that we cannot accept recordings where the performer cannot be seen.

Q. Are there instrumental teachers on campus?
A. No, but London is an international centre of musical excellence, and the university has good links with teachers across the capital.