School of Arts and Cultures




Find out what undergraduate funding is available through the School and the University.

Newcastle Music Performance Scholarships

For September 2018 entry, the International Centre for Music Studies is offering six Undergraduate Performance Scholarships. These are for exceptional orchestral instrumentalists.

If you receive an offer from us, you may be eligible to audition for one of these places.

Scholarships are tenable for three years in Newcastle.


£500 pounds per year. This can be used for: 

  • extra lessons
  • travel
  • summer schools
  • similar professional development

You'll have:

  • a professional mentor from the Royal Northern Sinfonia
  • opportunities to observe international classical artists in rehearsal at SAGE Gateshead
  • professional produced recordings to showcase your playing for portfolio and Curriculum Vitae
  • a chance to feature in the Whittaker Festival starting in December 2017 

Please contact Dr. Bennett Hogg for further details.

Undergraduate Organ and Choral Scholarships

Organ and Choral Scholarships are open to all student members of the university, whatever their degree course.

The organ scholarship can be held singly or in conjunction with scholarships at St John’s Grainger Street and other places of worship in the city.

Choral scholarships are worth from £2,000 per year. You'll also get free singing lessons at St Nicholas Cathedral. 

Telephone: +44 (0)191 232 1939


We have a range of scholarships, studentships and prizes available to postgraduate students.

Please also visit the University's postgraduate funding pages and the DirectGov pages for funding guidelines.

Our scholarships include:

The Ewan MacColl Memorial Award

Value of award
£1000 to help with the costs of carrying out research or practical activities relating to your Masters research project. For example, it could help cover travel for a student concentrating on collecting, recording or research (excludes general living expenses or tuition fees).

Application closing date
Applications for 2017 are now closed.


Florence Hilda Yates Music Scholarships

Value of award
100% of UK/EU tuition fees for the MMus or MLitt in Music. Successful international candidates will be required to fund the difference between UK/EU fees and international fees.

Application closing date
Applications for 2017 are now closed.


Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership 

We are pleased to belong to the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership. This offers fully-funded studentships to outstanding postgraduate researchers. 

These studentships are for doctoral study only and are available across the Arts and Humanities subjects, including Creative Practice disciplines.

How to apply

Applications for 2017 are now closed. The call for applications for 2018 will be sent out some time in autumn 2017.

In the meantime, contact us as early as possible to discuss your application. You will need to craft your application in consultation with a likely supervisor (and first referee). This needs to be done during November and December

In the first instance, please contact Dr Kirsten Gibson:

Telephone: 0191 208 5247

For more information on the studentships and how to apply, visit the Partnership's studentships pages