Scholarships at the Institute

At the Institute we focus on accessibility to all, no matter what your circumstances. Once again we have launched the scholarship awards for our renowned Higher Diploma. The award offers the successful entrants fully funded places (worth £5950 for UK based students and £7200 for international students) on the one-year intensive course for musicians, which is specially designed to fast-track students' development and encourage them to discover their creative potential.

And this year the Institute is delighted to announce that legendary cymbal company Zildjian is joining its roster of outstanding sponsors who support the scholarships. For the first time there will be two scholarships in each discipline; one for UK applications and another for international candidates. The scholarship categories are as follows:

DRUMS: Supported by Zildjian and Drummer Magazine
GUITAR: Supported by Total Guitar Magazine and manufacturer (to be announced)
BASS: Supported by Ernie Ball Musicman Bass and  Bass Guitar Magazine
VOCALS: Supported by Shure

In order to apply for this great opportunity, entrants must complete an application form and submit a video of themselves performing. The finalists will be chosen by judges at the Institute who will then attend an interview and the live final before the winners are announced.

Closing date for entries is 10th March 2014. The scholarships are open to anyone from the UK or internationally. All entry criteria and the application form are available here.