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

AHRC studentships

The School of Music at Cardiff University is delighted to invite AHRC studentship applications as part of the South, West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP). The consortium, whose 8 members include our partner Music departments at Bath Spa, Bristol and Southampton, has secured 200 studentships to be disbursed over 5 years. Students within the DTP are based in a single department, but the consortium works on the principle of collaborative supervision and is also working in partnership with major arts and culture organisations both in the UK and abroad.

Application forms for SWW DTP places will be available during the week beginning 16 December. Regularly updated information is available via the SWW DTP website:

Visit our AHRC studentships webpage for more information.

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.

Postgraduate taught scholarships

Cardiff University is pleased to announce that the Postgraduate Taught Scholarship Scheme for entry 2014/15 has been confirmed.

Cardiff University has committed to invest in this high-value competitive scholarship scheme to support Home and EU students who are planning to start a full-time postgraduate taught course in September 2014.

Each scholarship will be worth a maximum of £3,000 and awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount. Students who are successful in gaining a scholarship will have this amount deducted from their tuition fees.

The application form will be available via the Online Applicant Portal to all eligible applicants. Completed applications are to be emailed to by 1700 (GMT) Friday 1st August 2014.

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.


Arts Council of Wales - Advanced Study Music Scholarships 2014

Advanced Study Music Scholarships are to support postgraduate music study for promising musicians from Wales or who have studied in Wales. The course of advanced study should take place in a recognised university, college or conservatoire, be full-time, last not less than one academic year and start during 2014. The ACW is inviting applications from musicians in all genres of music (singers, instrumentalists, composers and conductors).

Awards up to a maximum of £5,000 will be made to the most promising musicians. Course fees will be paid directly to the university, college or conservatoire.

The deadline for this year’s Advanced Study Music Scholarship applications will be 5.00pm on Friday 7th March 2014. Late applications will not be accepted.
Full details and an application pack are available from the Arts Council of Wales.

For further information please contact the School Postgraduate Office:

Miss Natasha Smith

Postgraduate Administrator


Phone: +44 (0) 29 2087 4816