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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 PhD Doctoral Studentships

  • Deadline: 1 December 2020
  • Value: Stipend of around £15,000 p/a & fees
  • Eligibility: For research interests aligning with, or cutting across, ECA's Schools.

Andrew Grant Postgraduate Scholarships

  • Deadline: 1 March 2021
  • Value: £10,000
  • Eligibility: Scholarships available for one academic year of postgraduate Masters study at Edinburgh College of Art.

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)

Carnegie PhD Scholarships

  • Deadline: 28 January 2021
  • 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.

College Research Awards

  • Deadline:
  • Value: Tuition fees plus stipend of £15,500 per year for three years
  • Eligibility: Applications are invited from first year applicants for PhD research projects that take advantage of the leading research expertise across ECA. Home and Overseas applicants welcome. Funding for full-time and part-time study (pro rata).

ECA PhD Scholarship

  • Deadline:
  • Value: Tuition fees plus stipend of £15,500 per year for three years
  • Eligibility: Applications are invited from first year applicants for PhD research projects that take advantage of the leading research expertise across ECA. Home and Overseas applicants welcome. Funding for full-time and part-time study (pro rata).

Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarship

  • Deadline:
  • Value: Covers the tuition fee plus stipend equal to UKRI minimum rate for the relevant academic year (approximately £15,590 per year)
  • Eligibility: Open to UK and overseas students applying to start their first year of study for an on campus research degree in 2021-2022.

Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Masters Scholarship

  • Deadline:
  • Value: Cover full tuition fees for normal duration of programme
  • Eligibility: Scholarships will be available for students commencing any online part-time learning Masters programme offered by the University in session 2021-2022. Nationals and residents of various countries are eligible.

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.

GREAT Scholarships

  • Deadline: 1 June 2021
  • Value: £10,000
  • Eligibility: The scholarships will be awarded to nationals and residents of China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for an eligible one-year on campus postgraduate Masters programme.

Gwen Clutterbuck & Leighton Scholarship

  • Deadline:
  • 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 international study. NB that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, applications for digital study opportunities will be treated preferentially in 2021.

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.

John L Paterson PG Design Scholarship

  • Deadline:
  • Value: One scholarship of £8,000 tenable for one academic year and will be deducted from your tuition fee with any remaining funds being awarded towards living costs.
  • Eligibility: Available to applicants with UK status who apply for admission to either the MA Design for Change or MA Interior, Architectural and Spatial Design programme (full time study only). Applicants must either be a current ECA undergraduate School of Design student or recent undergraduate alumni (within 5 years of graduation) of the School of Design.

Mrs Guthrie Watson Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 2021
  • Eligibility: Awarded to the first year undergraduate in Music who achieves the best all-round academic performance in the May examinations.

Sir Thomas Beecham Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 2021
  • 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: 15 May 2021, 5pm
  • Eligibility: Awarded for an outstanding dissertation by an undergraduate Honours student.

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.