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There are a number of funding opportunities currently available for students wishing to pursue postgraduate taught programmes or postgraduate research.

International Scholarships

We offer scholarships specific to our international applicants. You can find out more on the International Funding and Fees pages.

Masters Excellence Scholarships 2015 (Pathway to PhD) College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Cardiff University is offering students applying to the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences a £3k scholarship to offset against fees to undertake a taught master’s degree in one of its participating School programmes.

Among the criteria that will be used to judge applications will be the potential for possible continuation to doctoral level study at a later stage. It is recognised, however, that in making this application there is not a commitment to undertake further study, or to undertake further studies at Cardiff University. Similarly, in making an award, Cardiff University is not committing to making an offer for further study or for a further award.

To apply for the scheme visit the postgraduate website

Postgraduate Research Scholarships

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting postgraduate research, the School of Music is investing in a new package of postgraduate research scholarships.

The School is offering six fees-only studentships for applicants commencing their studies in September 2014 or January 2015. The studentship covers full tuition fees at the Home/EU rate. Any successful non-EU candidates must fund the remainder of the overseas fees.

The internal deadline for scholarship applications has now passed. If you have any queries or would like to discuss scholarship options, please contact Natasha Smith in the first instance.

International Scholarship Fund

Cardiff University offers a highly prestigious International Scholarship Fund designed to attract and reward the brightest students.
There is a wide range of distinct scholarships available for international students, at all academic levels:  UndergraduatePostgraduate Taught, and PhD.

More information, including details on how to apply, is available from the University’s International Scholarship Fund website.

Coleg Cymraeg scholarship scheme

The School of Music welcomes PGR applications for funding via the Coleg Cymraeg scholarship scheme.  Students interested in aspects of Welsh music -- traditional, folk, popular, or 'classical' - are encouraged to contact Dr Sarah Hill to discuss potential PhD projects.

Y mae'r Ysgol Cerddoriaeth yn croesawu ceisiadau ar gyfer Ysgoloriaethau Ymchwil y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.  Dylai myfyrwyr sydd â diddordeb mewn cerddoriaeth Cymraeg, boed traddodiadol, gwerin, poblogaidd, neu 'clasurol', gysylltu â Dr Sarah Hill er mwyn trafod eu syniadau.


AHRC studentships

The School of Music at Cardiff University is part of the South, West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP), whose 8 members include our partner Music departments at Bath Spa, Bristol and Southampton.  200 studentships have been secured by the consortium to be disbursed over 5 years, beginning in 2014-15.  Students are based in a single department, but the consortium operates on the principle of collaborative supervision and is also working in partnership with major arts and culture organisations both in the UK and abroad, including WNO and the BBC.  

The 2014-15 application round is now closed, and we are delighted that four applicants who will either be based in Cardiff School of Music or second supervised by Cardiff music staff have been successful.

Application forms for SWW DTP places to start in 2015-16 will be available this winter. Regularly updated information is available via the SWW DTP website.  

For further information please contact the School Postgraduate Office:

Miss Victoria Parkin

Postgraduate Administrator


Phone: +44 (0) 29 2087 4816