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Access Awards

  • Deadline: Various deadlines
  • Eligibility: Based on criteria such as income, background and personal circumstances, and in some cases geographical area.

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with NEoN Digital Arts: Valuing festivals as incubators of digital creativity – capturing the process of commissioning and presenting digital art

  • Deadline:
  • Value: Fees and a stipend at UKRI level (£15,285 for 2020/21) for 3.5 years
  • Eligibility: Full awards are only available to those who meet UK residency requirements. Students from EU countries may be eligible for a fees-only award.

AHRC Collaborative PhD Studentship – After Modernism: Architecture, Culture and Postmodernism in Scotland, 1975-2005

  • Deadline:
  • Value: Tuition fees and £15,285 stipend (increasing annually with the rate of inflation) (fees-only for EU applicants)
  • Eligibility: UK/EU applicants only are eligible to apply for this studentship.

AHRC PhD Doctoral Studentships

  • Deadline: 12 noon on 2 December 2019
  • Value: Stipend of around £15,000 p/a & fees (fees only for EU students)
  • Eligibility: For research interests aligning with, or cutting across, ECA's Schools.

Andrew Grant Postgraduate Scholarships

  • Deadline: 2 March 2020
  • Value: £9,500
  • Eligibility: Scholarships available for one academic year of postgraduate Masters study at Edinburgh College of Art.

BAFTA UK Scholarships Programme

  • Deadline:
  • Value: Between £5,000 and £12,000, mentoring, and event access
  • Eligibility: Open to British citizens undertaking Animation - MFA, Composition for Screen - MSc, Film Directing - MA/MFA.

Bucher-Fraser Scholarship (for continued study)

  • Deadline:
  • Value: £100 - £5,000
  • Eligibility: University of Edinburgh BMus graduates intending to study instrumental performance, composition, or for research outside Scotland. For students undertaking postgraduate study in Music at ECA please see the Bucher-Fraser Scholarship (for new PhD students)

Bucher-Fraser Scholarship (for new PhD students)

  • Deadline:
  • Value: £16,000
  • Eligibility: Open for applicants to full-time PhD research programmes in the Reid School of Music.

Carnegie / Caledonian PhD Scholarships

  • Deadline: 28 January 2020
  • Value: Covers tuition fees, a maintenance allowance and a research expenses allowance.
  • Eligibility: For graduates of a Scottish university with a first-class honours degree, or final year students of an undergraduate degree in Scotland expected to obtain a first-class honours (withdrawing if they fail to do so).

College Research Awards

  • Deadline:
  • Value: £16,000 per year for three years
  • Eligibility: Applications are invited for PhD research projects that take advantage of the leading research expertise across ECA.

Critical Writing Prize

  • Deadline: Friday 4th September at 5pm
  • Eligibility: ECA students, at all levels, are welcome to enter, including students on joint degrees.

ECA PhD Scholarship

  • Deadline:
  • Value: £16,000 per year for three years
  • Eligibility: Applications are invited for PhD research projects that take advantage of the leading research expertise across ECA.

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships

  • Deadline:
  • Value: Covers the difference between the tuition fee for a UK/EU postgraduate student and that chargeable to an overseas postgraduate student
  • Eligibility: Open to overseas students commencing a PhD in any field of study.

Eileen Cameron Music Prize

  • Deadline: No deadline: Awarded by nomination
  • Eligibility: Awarded to the final year student who has made the most outstanding contribution to the musical life of the faculty, the University of Edinburgh, or of the wider Edinburgh community.

Erasmus grant

  • Deadline: Apply as soon as you confirm your place
  • Value: Depending on duration and location of stay
  • Eligibility: Students registered on a full-time programme who are undertaking a minimum of two months' continuous work or three months' study mobility.

Frederick Niecks Essay Prize

  • Deadline: No deadline: Awarded by nomination
  • Value: Amount variable
  • Eligibility: Open to any full-time undergraduate student in the Reid School of Music. Awarded to the best dissertation.

Gwen Clutterbuck & Leighton Scholarship

  • Deadline: 13 December 2019 and 1 May 2020
  • Value: £100 - £1,000
  • Eligibility: Awarded to undergraduate students in the second or subsequent years of their BMus or MA programme in the Reid School of Music for the purpose of travel and study abroad.

Hollins Organ Scholarship

  • Deadline:
  • Value: In the region of £500
  • Eligibility: Open for award annually to matriculated students in Music. Preference will be given to an organist preparing for the diplomas of Associateship and Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists.

Ian Pitt Memorial Prize

  • Deadline: No deadline: Awarded by nomination
  • Eligibility: Intended to commemorate the life and work of Ian Pitt-Watson (MA 1947, BD 1950) and awarded to an undergraduate who, as a member of Edinburgh University Musical Society, demonstrates an aptitude in the development and conducting of a choral ensemble.

J.S. Anderson Organ Prize

  • Deadline:
  • Value: £1,000
  • Eligibility: For current full-time Music students (Undergraduate and Postgraduate).

Janet Buckley Memorial Prize

  • Deadline: No deadline: Awarded by nomination
  • Eligibility: Award for final year Music student dealing with 'Early Music before 1750'.

Jean Kennoway Howells Scholarship

  • Deadline:
  • Value: £15,000
  • Eligibility: Open for applicants to full-time postgraduate taught Masters programmes in the Reid School of Music.

Khyentse Foundation Buddhist Studies PhD scholarship

  • Deadline:
  • Value: 25,000 USD per year, for a maximum of four years

Mrs Guthrie Watson Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 2020
  • Eligibility: Awarded to the first year undergraduate in Music who achieves the best all-round academic performance in the May examinations.

Royal Television Society Bursaries (External)

  • Deadline: TBC
  • Value: £1000 each year for three years to support living expenses, RTS membership, and mentorship
  • Eligibility: Applicants should have career aspirations to work in television, show a demonstrable ability to study, and be keen to be active members of the RTS.

Sir Thomas Beecham Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 2020
  • Eligibility: Awarded annually, on the basis of the results of the end of year performance examinations, to the first year undergraduate in music who shows the greatest promise in instrumental performance (not including pianists and singers).

St Mary’s Cathedral Choral Scholarship (External)

  • Deadline: Open ended
  • Value: Up to 3 x £3,000 - £4,000 per annum
  • Eligibility: Up to three scholarships (External) are available for female and male altos, tenors, and basses. Applicants can be undergraduate or postgraduate Music students (all programmes). Applicants should be experienced choir singers, have a good level of sight-reading and should wish to develop their singing further.

The Hamilton & Inches Scholarship Programme

  • Deadline: Deadline pending
  • Value: £1,500 per annum
  • Eligibility: Awarded to 4th year students on the Jewellery & Silversmithing – BA (Hons) programme.

The Robert Hillenbrand Prize in Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Deadline:
  • Eligibility: Awarded for an outstanding piece of work by an Honours student (3rd, 4th or 5th year undergraduate).

The University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow jointly funded PhD studentships (Future Cities)

  • Deadline: 12 noon on 13 January 2020
  • Value: 4 year studentship covering tuition fees, stipend and travel funds

Tovey Memorial Prize

  • Deadline:
  • Value: Winner: £750, Runner-up: £250
  • Eligibility: Awarded annually on the basis of a competition to the undergraduate student in Music who shows the greatest promise in composition or in instrumental/vocal performance.