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International scholarships

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


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.


Entrance Scholarships

The School of Music is endowed with several scholarships and prizes available to undergraduate students. Many awards are presented to outstanding students either during or at the end of their period of study, but the scholarships listed here are available as entrance scholarships. Students do not need to apply for these entrance scholarships. You will be automatically considered when applying through UCAS.

Cardiff University Scholarships and School of Music Merit Scholarships

Students who meet the conditions for either of these awards will be designated Merit Scholars. Payments for the scholarships are cash payments (spread out over the three years of study), and are not means tested.

You should be especially aware of the following conditions of the award:

These scholarship offers are for students who begin in September of 2015. Students who defer will be eligible for any scholarship schemes available for the year of their entry.

Anna Moreton


"It was a huge compliment to be offered a vocal scholarship on entrance to Cardiff University. The prospect of performing as part of my degree has become even more exciting, and I look forward to embracing opportunities within these next three years!"

Anna Moreton, awarded a David Lloyd Vocal Scholarship in 2012

Morfydd Owen Instrumental Scholarships and David Lloyd Vocal Scholarships
Scholarships of £500, tenable for one year, are awarded to meritorious students/performers.  Recipients are encouraged to use scholarships to purchase additional practical lessons.

Mairwen Kirk


"Receiving the scholarship not only meant a lot to me but also helped to fund extra music lessons."

Mairwen Kirk, awarded a David Lloyd Vocal Scholarship in 2012

Choral Scholarships

Llandaff Cathedral offers Choral Scholarships (male alto, tenor and bass). For further details contact the Organist and Choir Master:
1 St Mary’s, The Cathedral Green, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2EB
Tel: (029) 2057 5218

"Receiving a vocal scholarship has meant that I am able to pay for extra music tuition throughout my first year at Cardiff University. It has allowed me to continue to develop as a singer and take a step closer to achieving my dreams."

Benjamin Gutsell, awarded a David Lloyd Vocal Scholarship in 2012