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New Southampton Merit Scholarships for 2014 Music Entry

Published: 5 September 2013

As an institution in the top one per cent of world universities* and a leading research-intensive university, we aim for excellence in all of our endeavours. Through our new range of scholarships, we aim to attract and reward the highest achieving and most ambitious students who enrol on our programmes.

Southampton Merit Scholarships (from 2014, for UK/EU undergraduate students only)

Our £1000 Southampton Merit Scholarships are offered to students applying to any undergraduate course in Music, providing they achieve AAA at A Level or equivalent. There is no need to apply; the scholarships will be awarded upon joining the programme. However, in order to qualify you must select the University of Southampton as your firm acceptance choice through UCAS.

We are offering up to ten further Southampton Merit Scholarships, each also worth £1000, to outstanding musicians with the potential to make a significant contribution to the department's musical life. The scholarships are open to students beginning their undergraduate course in Music in October 2014, and will be awarded on the basis of an application and an individual meeting with members of music staff, which may include a short performance (instrumentalists/singers) or a discussion of your portfolio of compositions (composers). We will send details on the scholarship application process in February 2014 to candidates who have applied and been offered a conditional place.

* QS World University Ranking 2012-13

Further instrumental and vocal scholarships (undergraduate and postgraduate)

In addition to Southampton Merit Scholarships, we offer further specialised music scholarships for performers. Candidates for any undergraduate or postgraduate Music course may apply. These include scholarships for the university choral scholars, Cantores Michaelis, who provide music for weekly services in St. Michael's Church, Southampton's oldest city church. Several Southampton churches offer organ scholarships in collaboration with the university. Though organ-playing experience is desirable, pianists with good accompanying skills are also welcome to apply for them.

If you would like to discuss or apply for a Cantores Michaelis vocal scholarship, please send an email to our Head of Vocal Studies Keith Davis, including your phone number.

If you would like to discuss studying the organ at Southampton, please send an email to our Head of Keyboard Studies Professor David Owen Norris, including your phone number.

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