Scholarships are offered to students who meet the eligibility criteria enrolled on the following courses: Music BMus(Hons), Music Performance BMus(Hons), Popular Music BMus(Hons). Please see below for details.

Instrument Scholarships

Each year Music and Music Technology offers bursaries to qualified candidates who play specified instruments in our University ensembles. The bursary is for up to £500 and will be paid in two instalments during your first year of study. The list of instruments may change from year to year.

For 2018-19 entry, these bursaries may be offered to students who play: orchestral strings (including harp); oboe; bassoon; euphonium; tenor horn; baritone.

University Scholarships at Leeds Cathedral

The following University Scholarships at Leeds Cathedral are available to Music students:

Choral Scholarships:
Open to all voices (SATB) in the mixed voice adult choir:

  • The normal commitment is two early evening weekly rehearsals and services (Tuesday and Wednesday) and one Sunday service each week.
  • Open to those of any faith and none: musical commitment and a reasonable level of sight-reading ability are what's needed.
  • The scholarships have a degree of flexibility designed to suit University terms.
  • Each scholarship is currently worth up to £1,500 per annum.

Organ Scholarships:
For students intending to follow a professional career in church music or classical music performance:

  • The Organ Scholar works alongside the Director of Music and Cathedral Organist to provide organ accompaniments and to assist in choral training as required.
  • Organ scholarships are available at Leeds Cathedral and also St Patrick's, Huddersfield.
  • These scholarships are currently worth £1,500 per annum.

Choral Conducting Scholarship:
For those interested in following a professional career involving work with both young and adult voices, either at a cathedral or church or in a school or community environment.

  • As with the Organ Scholarship it affords ample opportunity to make the many contacts necessary to enter the profession.
  • The choral conducting scholarship is currently worth up to £1,500 per annum.

University Scholarships are awarded purely on the basis of musical ability and are open to all, irrespective of faith commitment.

University Scholars at Leeds Cathedral will be expected to take a full part in musical ensembles within the Department of Music in addition to their commitments within the diocese.

Auditions for any of these University Scholarships at the Cathedral can be arranged to coincide with University of Huddersfield Open Days or Applicant Visit Days. Please email the Administrator Charlotte Harrison or telephone: 0113 244 8634.

The Diocese of Leeds runs the largest church choral programme in the country through its acclaimed Singing Programme. In addition to the regular cathedral services, the choirs broadcast regularly on BBC radio and television, record for Brilliant Classics, and undertake concert engagements. Choral and Organ Scholars have gone on to a range of further musical study and employment, including conservatoire postgraduate courses and professional posts within the Music Department.

Visit Leeds Cathedral scholarships for more information.

University Scholarships at Wakefield Cathedral

The University and Wakefield Cathedral offer a jointly-funded scholarship which falls vacant in September 2018. Its value is £2,000 per annum. The scholarship is awarded annually, but may be renewed by mutual agreement between the University, ‌Wakefield Cathedral and the incumbent Organ Scholar.

To apply for either of these scholarships, submit your UCAS application form and then contact the University Organist, Thomas Moore, indicating your interest.

Huddersfield Choral Society Scholarships

Founded in 1836, the Huddersfield Choral Society has developed an international reputation as one of the UK's leading choral societies.

The Society's busy schedule is centred on its own subscription concert season in Huddersfield Town Hall, including its annual performances of Handel's Messiah. The choir also performs in other major concert venues in the UK and abroad, it regularly broadcasts for BBC radio and television, and has a long history of pioneering recordings.

"We strive to uphold and continually renew a proud tradition of choral singing".

The Choral Society enjoys a strong relationship with the University of Huddersfield. We are delighted to be able to offer a number of Choral Scholarships to interested students. Successful applicants will work closely with the Choral Society in preparing for and participating in concerts. You will gain a broad experience working with top class orchestras, conductors and soloists in a variety of venues.

Scholars will have an opportunity to learn from a range of choral trainers led by our Choral Director, Greg Batsleer.

Membership subscription is free in the first year and thereafter you will be eligible for our student membership rate.

Further information is available at or from the choir secretary Mark Taylor