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Scholarships, Exhibitions & Bursaries


The Music Centre offers three types of financial assistance to students at the University. There is no music degree at Warwick, these awards are open to students from all disciplines. Scholarships and Exhibitions are awarded to undergraduates only, Bursaries are available to all students.


Bursaries are available on a yearly basis, providing financial help towards music lessons. The bursary scheme is for musicians of any standard and there are no specific requirements except a desire to have music tuition and get involved in the life of the Music Centre!

The auditions run at the same time as the scholarship auditions (week 4 of the autumn term) and you can pick up an application form from the Music Centre office in Warwick Arts Centre in the first week of term or download a copy from our website nearer the time. Candidates will need to prepare 2 contrasting pieces totalling approx. 8 minutes and also have a chat to the panel about why they are applying for a bursary.

For more information, please feel free to contact us.

Scholarships & Exhibitions

Any full time undergraduate can apply for these.

A number of Music Scholarships are available each year, to encourage talented musicians to make Warwick their first choice for music-making and for a degree. There is no music degree at Warwick and hence these Scholarships are open to students from all subjects. Many Warwick music scholars have continued their musical education at colleges and conservatoires in the UK and abroad after obtaining a first degree in an unrelated discipline. Scholarship awards are currently £500 for each year of residence at Warwick. Exhibition awards are also £500 but these are for one year only.

Music Scholarship and Exhibition holders are expected to contribute heavily to the musical life of the campus. Scholarships are only given to students with exceptional musical ability so scholars will have a key role of playing to a high standard and inspiring the students they play alongside in their music-making. We also encourage scholars to take advantage of the excellent music tutors who work here.

You don’t need to apply before you start at Warwick. You can pick up an application form from the Music Centre office in Warwick Arts Centre in the first week of term or you can download a copy from our website nearer the time.


The auditions will take place in week 4 of the autumn term and the deadline for applying is normally in week 3. The audition will be about 10-15 mins long and is designed to allow candidates to demonstrate their potential as well as present level of achievement, and in particular their likely contribution to the musical activities of the Music Centre.

Candidates should choose and prepare two contrasting pieces of a total duration approx. 8 minutes. If offering two instruments or instrument and voice, one work should be prepared on each. Candidates will also have a chat with the audition panel (made up of Music Centre staff) about why they would like to become a scholar, how committed they are to music, and to allow the candidate time to talk about their musical background, interests and ambitions.

At the moment we are planning to hold face to face auditions in October 2021, as long as there are no more restrictions in the autumn.

Holy Trinity Church, Coventry Organ Scholarship, in partnership with University of Warwick

We are delighted to offer an organist studying at Warwick University the opportunity of a scholarship at Holy Trinity Church, Coventry. The scholarship is worth £1000 per annum and although held initially for the academic year 2019/2020, there would be the possibility of renewal beyond this initial year. The successful candidate would play the organ for Sunday services and Thursday evening choir rehearsals on a regular basis and assist with other aspects of church as required. Holy Trinity Church has an excellent choir and the organ scholar would gain valuable experience in choral accompaniment, as well as support and guidance from experienced church musicians, including the Director of Music and our team of deputy organists. It would be also be possible to arrange for the organ scholar to conduct the choir on occasion, under the supervision of the Director of Music. This is exciting opportunity for a Warwick student to play an important role in the music of a lively and diverse church in the heart of Coventry, and would be excellent preparation for further organ studies or employment in church music after graduation.

For full details of the role and how to apply, please contact the Music Centre office