Performance Scholarships

Performance Scholarships for Music Students

The University of Liverpool Music Performance Scholarships scheme for Music students is open to both home and international undergraduate students applying to read Music as a single subject or Music combined with another subject. Applicants can be instrumentalists or vocalists.

All eligible UCAS applicants will be given the opportunity to audition for the scholarship at an Applicant Interview and Music Experience Day, which is now a part of our application process.

Scholarship applicants will be expected to demonstrate

  • a very high level of musical achievement 
  • a track-record of communicating their musical abilities in a range of environments
  • a strong commitment to sustaining and developing the musical life of the University

All recipients of Music Scholarships will receive

  • £1,000 grant for one year initially which may be set against accommodation costs or student loans for University tuition fees
  • opportunities to participate in a wide variety of music making on campus
  • access to selected concerts and careers events as part of the University’s partnership with the Liverpool Philharmonic

Conditions of the Music Scholarships. All recipients must

  • participate regularly in musical ensembles on campus
  • act as ambassadors for music at the University of Liverpool
  • provide evidence of their contribution to musical life on campus through attendance at an informal review at the end of each semester

Subject to the review process above, the University reserves the right to extend scholarships to exceptional students for subsequent years of study or to remove a student from the scheme at the end of any semester.

Applicants who are unable to attend an Applicant Interview and Music Experience Day should email their application along with the following supporting evidence to: Dr Richard Worth, undergraduate Admissions Tutor –

  • Name, address and contact details
  • UCAS number
  • Primary instrument and grade level
  • Any secondary instruments and grade levels
  • A video recording/clip of a performance you have produced (this can be included in the body of your email (maximum 5MB) or a link to a file hosting server
  • Answers to these three questions:
    1. What do you consider to be your greatest musical achievement to date and why? (100 words maximum)
    2. Please give two or three brief examples of how you have used your musical abilities in different musical settings and to whose benefit (150 words maximum)
    3. How could you contribute to the development of music making on campus? (100 words maximum)

Applications for 2021/22 are now open.

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