Funding and Scholarships at ICMuS

Poster for first perfomance of Leos Janacek's opera Jenufa (1904)The International Centre for Music Studies has a range of scholarships, studentships and prizes available to undergraduate and postgraduate students. On this page, you will find information about the following funding opportunities:

 

 

AHRC studentship awards (PG)

Newcastle University and ICMuS at Newcastle University have been exceptionally successful in the recent past in gaining Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding for our MFA, MPhil and PhD students, as part of the first Block Grant Partnership Scheme, BGP1. That scheme has now come to an end.

We are very pleased to announce that we have been successful in our application to the AHRC under the second phase of the Block Grant Partnership, BGP2, for funding of future PhD students across the Arts and Humanities and are now part of the Northern Bridge Consortium, along with Durham University and Queen's University Belfast.

If you are a UK or an EU student and wish to seek funding for entry in 2014 and beyond, you are advised to contact Dr Ian Biddle as soon as possible to discuss your application. Please note the majority of the funding available via the Northern Bridge is for PhD students but there may be a few awards available for Master's applicants

Details of the application process and deadlines for 2014 entry are now available on the Northern Bridge web site. If you have any questions about the application process please contact Jane Hagger.

Please note that we will accept applications to our courses after the AHRC application deadline but you would not be eligible for AHRC funding.

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Whittaker Studentships (PG)

The Whittaker Studentship is normally a one-year fees-only full-time award for a student accepting a place on a postgraduate music degree. The award covers the cost of fees at home/EU levels and can be held for a maximum of three years.

To apply for the Whittaker Studentship please complete the application form (Word, 26KB)and return it to us by 5 pm on FRIDAY 30 MAY 2014.

Please note this scholarship may not be available every year.

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David Barlow Scholarships (PG)

The Barlow Scholarships are normally a one-year fees-only full-time award for a student accepting a place on a postgraduate music degree. The award covers the cost of fees at home/EU levels.

To apply for the David Barlow Scholarship please complete the application form (Word, 30KB)and return it to us by 5 pm on FRIDAY 30 MAY 2014.

Please note this scholarship may not be available every year.

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The Elsie Jeffery Memorial Bursary (MMus and MLitt only)

This bursary has been provided by Newcastle alumnus, Mr. Jack Jeffery CBE in memory of his mother, Mrs Elsie Jeffery. Mrs Jeffery was a pupil at Tanfield School, Stanley, County Durham during the First World War but family circumstances meant that she had to leave at the age of fourteen to start work. Passionate about the importance of education, even in her nineties Mrs Jeffery was still sad that she had to leave school early. Mr. Jeffery hopes that this bursary will do something to encourage prospective students to take up the challenge of postgraduate education and keep alive the memory of his mother.

The Elsie Jeffery Memorial Bursary is available to graduates of Newcastle University who are accepted on the MMus or the MLitt in Music degree programme. The award is £1,000 for one master’s degree student.

In order to be eligible for this Bursary you must:
• have accepted an offer of a full-time place on the MMus or the MLitt in Music at Newcastle University, starting in September 2014
• be prepared to demonstrate that, without this bursary the cost of studying at university might discourage you from continuing your academic career. Please include undergraduate student loan evidence to support your application

• In line with the spirit of the bequest, preference will be given to applicants who hail from the Northeast of England.

Successful recipients will be expected to meet with the donor and may be asked to provide comments and/or photographs for future publicity.

Please note that you should intiate an application only after you have accepted an offer of a full-time place on the MMus or the MLitt Music at Newcastle University.


• Applications should be returned by 5 pm on Friday 30 May 2014.
• Bursaries will be awarded primarily on the basis of financial need


Applications should be submitted to: Mrs Jane Hagger, School of Arts & Cultures, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU. The application form is available here (Word, 26KB)
Please note this scholarship may not be available every year.

Organ and Choral Scholarships (UG or PG)

Organ and Choral Scholarships are open to all student members of the university, whatever their degree course.St Mary's Newcastle Kenneth Tickell 2012 The organ scholarship can be held singly or in conjunction with scholarships at St Nicholas Cathedral or St John's Grainger Street (CofE) and other places of worship in the city; the magnificent new organ built by Kenneth Tickell for St Mary's Cathedral (RC), seen on the right, offers an another opportunity for teaching and recitals. Please contact Dr Magnus Williamson (magnus.williamson@ncl.ac.uk) for further information. Choral scholarships are offered by St John's Grainger Street (for both men and women: please contact Mr Charles Wooler: sjohnsmusic@gmail.com) and at St Nicholas Cathedral: for men only (please contact Mr Michael Stoddart: directorofmusic@stnicnewcastle.co.uk; 0191 261 4505).

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Other Opportunities

There are other funding opportunities available to both UK and non-UK citizens. In the first instance, try using the university's funding pages to help you:

Other undergraduate information and funding opportunities:

  • you should also check out the DirectGov pages on finance by clicking here (for students from England)

Or

  • try here is you are from Northern Ireland
  • try here if you are from Scotland
  • try here if you are from Wales
  • try here if you are from an EU county other than the UK
  • Ii you are not an EU or UK citizen, click here to find out about Newcastle University's scholarships for undergraduates

Other postgraduate information and funding opportunities:

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