School of Arts and Cultures

Scholarships

Scholarships

Undergraduate

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.

Benefits

£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

Postgraduate

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

The Ewan MacColl Memorial Award is offered through competitive application to a student accepting a place to study on the MMusMLitt  or MPhil in Music degree programmes at Newcastle University and whose research encompasses folk music (not classical or pop music).

The scholarship must be used to help fund the costs of carrying out research or practical activities relating to the recipient’s Masters research project. For example, it could support travel for a student concentrating on collecting, recording or research. It may not be used to fund living expenses or tuition fees.  

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).

Start date and duration
September 2018 for one year full-time or two years part-time (awarded pro-rata if studying part-time).

Application closing date
Applications for the academic year 2018-19 are now open. The closing date is 12 noon on Tuesday 31 August 2018.

SPONSOR
Ewan MacColl family

CONTACT
Professor David Clarke, email (d.i.clarke@ncl.ac.uk)

 

HOW TO APPLY
To be considered for a scholarship, you will need to apply for the MMus, MLitt or MPhil, if you have not already done so. You can apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system at https://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/.

 

All relevant fields should be completed, but fields marked with a red asterisk must be completed. The following information will help us to process your application. You will need to: 

 

  • insert the relevant programme code in the programme of study section
    • MMus 5811F (full-time) / 5811P (part-time)
    • MLitt 7802F (full-time) / 7802P (part-time)
    • MPhil 7014F (full-time) / 7015P (part-time)
  • select the programme of study
  • insert the studentship code mus02 in the studentship/partnership reference field
  • attach degree transcripts* and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualification
  • attach a research proposal of no more than 750 words for the major research project to be pursued during the Masters programme, outlining:

 

1) the research questions your project will address
2) the research context (i.e. current state of the research within the field or discipline)
3) the methods you plan to use to address the research questions.

 

  • Attach a personal statement of no more than 400 words outlining:

 

1) how the Ewan MacColl Memorial Award would enhance your research
2) an itemised costing of the funds needed to carry out your research (the maximum scholarship value is £1000)

*You will not be able to submit your application until you have submitted your degree transcript/s.

If you have already applied for a place on the MMus, MLitt or MPhil in Music at Newcastle University starting in September 2018 and wish to be considered for this award, you should email an updated version of your research proposal and personal statement to Karen Robb (pgmusic@ncl.ac.uk) by the competition closing date.

 

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.

Eligibility
UK, EU and International students are eligible to apply.

You should hold, or expect to achieve, a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent in music or a closely related discipline.

International students whose first language is not English need IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills) or equivalent.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or sexuality, and wish to encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups in UK higher education.


Application closing date
Applications for the academic year 2018-19 are now open. The closing date is 12 noon on Tuesday 31 August 2018.

CONTACT
Prof. David Clarke, Head of Postgraduate Studies for Music (d.i.clarke@ncl.ac.uk).

How to apply
To be considered for a scholarship, you will need to apply for the MMus, MLitt or MPhil, if you have not already done so. You can apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system at https://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/.

  • In the Programme of Study section, you will need to insert the relevant course code:  MMus 5811F (full time) / 5811P (part time); or MLitt 7802F (full time) / 7802P (part time); or MPhil 7014F (full time) / 7015 P (part time).
  • Select the programme of study.
  • Insert the scholarship code mus01in the studentship/partnership reference field.
    • attach degree transcripts and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualification
    • Provide two references (including predictions for the outcomes of degrees not yet completed).

Applicants must attach the following to their application:

  • research proposal of no more than 750 words for the major research project to be pursued during the Masters programme (this can be a written dissertation or a Major Creative Project in practice based research), outlining:

1) the research questions your project will address

2) the research context (i.e. current state of the research within the field or discipline)

3) the methods you plan to use to address the research questions.

  • personal statement of no more than 400 words outlining:

1) your preparedness to undertake the proposed research

2) how the proposed research will prepare you either for future doctoral research or in     terms of professional development.

3) Why your research is particularly good fit at the International Centre for Music Studies.

 If you have already applied for a place on the MMus, MLitt or MPhil in Music at Newcastle University starting in September 2018 and wish to be considered for these studentships, you should email an updated version of your research proposal and personal statement to Karen Robb (pgmusic@ncl.ac.uk) by the competition closing date.

 

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 2018 are now closed. Please see the relevant NBDTP pages for further information. 

In the meantime, you are welcome to contact us 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 Prof David Clarke:

Email: d.i.clarke@newcastle.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 6736

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