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If you're a current or incoming NTU student, a music scholarship could give you the boost you need to hone your talent alongside your academic studies.

NTU Music Scholarship

An NTU Music Scholarship provides you with the opportunity to develop your vocal or instrumental skills with one of our expert tutors, alongside your academic studies.

We offer tuition for voice, piano, strings, brass, guitar, bass, percussion, drums, and woodwind.

Our scholarships are of varying lengths. We may award music tuition for a number of months, a full academic year, or up to the length of your course. Successful candidates are expected to join at least one of NTU's ensembles and show full commitment to this and their music tuition.

You can apply for a scholarship as a prospective student or as a current student.

Who can apply?

  • Current students

    You are eligible to apply for a scholarship if:

    • You are enrolled on an NTU undergraduate or postgraduate degree course
    • You are a Grade 6 or 7 standard vocalist; or a Grade 7 or 8 standard instrumentalist

    You don't need to have taken and passed exams, but your audition performance should demonstrate that you are singing or playing to this level.

  • Prospective students

    You can apply for one of our music scholarships if you have received or firmly accepted an offer to join an NTU undergraduate or postgraduate degree course starting in September 2022 or January 2023.

    You are eligible to apply for a scholarship if:

    • You  have an offer to study on an NTU undergraduate or postgraduate degree course
    • You are a Grade 6 or 7 standard vocalist; or a Grade 7 or 8 standard instrumentalist

    You don't need to have taken and passed exams, but your audition performance should demonstrate that you are singing or playing to this level.

How to apply

  • Current students

    We audition current students at the start of each academic year – usually in the first week of term.

    If you would like to apply for a scholarship, email music@ntu.ac.uk for more information.

    Auditions take place at the NTU Music Centre on our City Campus, with Matthew Hopkins, Director of Music.

  • Prospective students

    1. Video yourself singing or playing two contrasting pieces of music (a maximum of ten minutes combined) and upload these to a video sharing platform like Vimeo or YouTube. You'll need the web addresses handy for your application form.
    2. Complete our Music Scholarship Application Form for offer holders and submit it by the deadline.

    The deadline to apply is 11.59 pm on Thursday 9 June 2022.

    All applicants will be notified by Friday 17 June 2022, to let them know whether or not they have been shortlisted for a scholarship.

    If you are shortlisted, we'll invite you to attend a short online interview with the Director of Music.

    All shortlisted students will find out whether or not they have been successful by Friday 24 June 2022.

NTU Accompanist Scholarship

This award is given to just one or two students every year. It lasts one academic year, and features exclusive tuition with the University's accompanist.

If you are are successful you will have the opportunity to play in Chamber Choir and Choir rehearsals, and accompany vocalists and instrumentalists in our free lunchtime concert series.

Can I apply?

You are eligible to apply for a scholarship if:

  • You are enrolled on an NTU undergraduate or postgraduate course.
  • You have studies piano to at least Grade 8 standard.

How do I apply?

We audition current students at the start of each academic year – usually in the first week of term.

If you would like to apply for a scholarship, email music@ntu.ac.uk for more information.

Auditions take place at the NTU Music Centre on our City Campus, with Matthew Hopkins, Director of Music.

Scholarships for NTU Bursary Holders

We have a number of competitive scholarships which are exclusively open to students in receipt of an NTU Bursary.

Making Music Scholarship – learn to sing or play an instrument
This scholarship provides you with paid vocal or instrumental tuition from one of our experienced teachers. You don't need to have previous experience – just a passion for making music!

Public Speaking Scholarship
This scholarship provides you with public speaking lessons from one of our professional coaches. You’ll learn how to express yourself confidently through spoken communication and develop future-proof skills that will benefit you in all areas of life – from social situations to interviews and future employment.

How do I apply?

If you would like to apply for either of these scholarships, you can apply online.