Scholarships & Bursaries

Find out about our scholarships and bursaries.

Leeds College of Music provides a range of additional Scholarships and Bursaries, to ensure that no applicant is deterred from applying for financial reasons.

Travel & Audition Bursary for Applicants

We provide assistance to applicants from lower income households, to ensure that no one is deterred on the grounds of cost from attending an audition or interview at the conservatoire. 

This will take the form of a refund of reasonable travelling expenses and the audition fee (where applicable) to applicants (Home students only) who are from a low-income household.  

Application forms with exact criteria and evidence requirements, are sent with the interview /audition invitation. 

However, if you are applying through UCAS Conservatoires and cannot afford to pay the audition fee at the point of application (this is a UCAS Conservatoires requirement), please email as early as possible in the application cycle. 

Download further information and the refund application form

Leeds College of Music Bursary

The conservatoire will provide a cash bursary for lower income Home (UK) students, as follows: 

Students who commence their first year of study in 2019

Household income £0£25,000

Bursary £800

Household income £25,001 - £42,875

Bursary £400

The information about the household income is obtained from the financial assessment which is undertaken in order to receive the income assessed part of the maintenance loan, so you must have applied for income assessed student finance in order to be eligible. 

Applicants will not need to undergo another means test. The bursary will be paid in 2 instalments, 50% in November, 50% in March.

How do I apply for the bursary?
You do not need to apply for the Bursary – we will calculate your entitlement automatically.

The Leverhulme Trust Arts Scholarship for Jazz

Generous support from the Leverhulme Trust has enabled us to provide four scholarships of £6,150 each, to help towards living costs, for exceptional UK students, in Year One of their studies on the BA (Hons) Music (Jazz) course.

Applicants will be selected on the basis of their potential, identified at audition and interview. No separate application is required – applicants will be automatically considered for the scholarship.

The Alan Hawkshaw Foundation Scholarships

Three Scholarships of £1,500 per year are awarded to support gifted students on the conservatoire’s Music and Jazz undergraduate programmes. 

Awards are made to students studying the following principal instruments: Trombone, tuba, bassoon, French horn, oboe, double bass and piano.

Selection for these scholarships will be on the basis of musical and academic ability, and potential. 

How do I apply for the scholarship?
Applicants, who play an appropriate instrument, will be selected at audition stage.  

In the event that there are more than 3 suitable candidates, priority will be given to those from the lowest income households.

Alan Hawkshaw is a successful composer of television and file scores.  The Alan Hawkshaw Foundation has been established to put investment back into the industry by supporting gifted musicians and provide young musicians with opportunities they would otherwise not have access to.

The Reuben Vincent Trombone Scholarship

Two scholarships of £2,500 each are available for principal trombonists, for the purchase of a new trombone.  These are in memory of Ruben Vincent, who was an accomplished jazz trombonist and successful businessman. 

How do I apply for the scholarship?
Suitable candidates are identified after enrolment and invited to apply.

Leeds Cathedral Scholarships

Four choral scholarships, one choral conducting scholarship and one organ scholarship, are available to undergraduates on any pathway.  

Scholars are paid £1,000 and up to an additional £500 for extra events. 

How do I apply for the scholarship?
The award is by application and audition during enrolment week.  Read more about Leeds Cathedral choirs here.

Open Days

Find out what it’s like to study at Leeds College of Music by coming along to one of our Open Days.

As well as talks and tours specific to the courses you're interested in, you can also chat to members of our Student Support Team about your application, support for students with disabilities, tuition fees and more.

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