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Music Scholarships

Patron: Dame Anne Evans


Music ScholarMusic Performance Scholarships usually worth between £1,000 - £2,000 are awarded each year to talented instrumentalists and singers studying for any degree at the University of Kent.

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. The scholarship is intended to encourage excellence and development in extra-curricular music performance, and includes instrumental/vocal tuition with experienced teachers. Around fifteen scholarships are awarded to new applicants each year.

The scholarship encourages excellence in music performance and rewards a recipient’s involvement in the extra-curricular musical life of the University. Scholarships will normally be allocated only to those students whose musical interests and talents can be supported within the University community.

NB: If you are interested in studying music as an academic course at the University, please see the School of Music & Fine Arts webpage here.


  • Music Performance Scholarship (new registrants)*
  • Music Performance Award (returning students)** (a year's-worth of instrumental or vocal lessons)
  • Not means-tested
  • Apply at any time up to 9am on Friday of Welcome Week (23 September)

*New BMus students on the Music and Popular Music degree programmes would receive tuition on their principal discipline as part of their course, rather than through this Scholarship

**Returning BMus students on the Music and Popular Music degree programmes who are already receiving music lessons as part of their course cannot apply for this award on their principal discipline

Music Scholars profile

Read profiles of some of the University Music Scholars on the department blog here.

The University's Employability Points scheme rewards students for their participation in extracurricular activities, with prizes sponsored by a wide range of employers. Further details online here.