Every year, our music scholarships and bursaries support many people from disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds who are interested in pursuing the study of music.

Each year, ICMP offers a series of Scholarships and Bursaries aimed at championing diversity and supporting disadvantaged young people.   

CURRENT ICMP MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES 


Music Scholarships

BMus Music Performance Scholarships 2022

What's available

The ICMP BMus Scholarships fund three years of tuition fees for four students starting on our BMus Popular Music Performance degree course in 2022.

We have one BMus scholarship available for each BMus discipline,  sponsored by four very special ICMP industry ambassadors:

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must:

  • Hold an offer of a place on the ICMP BMus degree for 2022
  • Meet all scholarship conditions

Terms and conditions apply.

How to apply

To apply, you must:

  • Submit a two-minute video introducing yourself as a musician in your chosen discipline and explaining what being awarded the scholarship would mean to you.
  • Submit a performance video of up to five minutes in length, showcasing your talent in your chosen discipline. You can perform an original song, a cover version or play to a backing track. You can perform solo or accompanied, as long as you are the main focus of the video.

If you prefer, your submission video can be one combined piece of up to seven minutes in length.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 31 July 2022. 

Apply here TERMS & CONDITIONS

Music Production Scholarship

ICMP / MPG Music Production Scholarship

What's available

The ICMP/MPG Scholarship, in association with PRS Foundation, funds one year of study for a UK based student on one of our 2022 Cert HE Music Production programmes.

The scholarship applies to the following one-year programmes:

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must:

  • UK student, with 'home fee' status
  • Hold an offer of a place to study on one of the courses listed above, starting in September 2022
  • Meet all scholarship conditions

Terms and conditions apply.

How to apply

To apply, you must:

  • Complete our Scholarship Application form
  • Submit am originally produced track - this can be the same track as used within your audition, or an alternative as long as it's your own production.
  • Submit a one to two-minute video telling us why you think you have the skills and ideas to enter music production, along with why you are a worthy recipient of this scholarship.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 31st July 2022. 

Apply Here TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

AIM Music Business Scholarship 2022

ICMP / AIM Music Production Scholarship

What's available

The ICMP/AIM Scholarship, in association with the Association of Independent Music (AIM), funds one year of study for a UK based student on one of our 2022 Cert HE Music Business programmes.

The scholarship applies to the following one-year programmes:

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must:

  • UK student, with 'home fee' status
  • Hold an offer of a place to study on one of the courses listed above, starting in September 2022
  • Meet all scholarship conditions

Terms and conditions apply.

How to apply

To apply, you must:

  • Complete our Scholarship Application form
  • Submit a one to two minute video of yourself describing why you think you have the skills, interest, ideas and dedication to be a music business entrepreneur and why you believe you are a worthy scholarship recipient.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 31st July 2022. 

Apply Here TERMS & CONDITIONS


My ICMP Bursary

Value: £400 per semester

Number Available: Unlimited

The My ICMP bursary is designed to assist the facilitation of undergraduate study for students coming from low-income backgrounds. The bursary aims to help reduce the necessity of employment during your time at ICMP, helping you to focus on your studies.

This bursary is available for the duration of your course and, if eligible, you will receive two payments of £400, one each semester. These are paid at the start of each semester and will come directly from Student Finance England.

There is no application process for this bursary, your application to Student Finance England will trigger this bursary, assuming the criteria set-out below is met.

Eligible students will be UK-domiciled, studying on an ICMP undergraduate programme and have a household income of less than £25,000.

Eligibility:

  • a. A UK undergraduate student starting study in 2022/23.
  • b. Receiving Student Finance funding (Student Loan)
  • c. Have a household income of under £25,000 per year, which will be evidenced via your application to the Student Loans Company.
  • d. Students who have not applied for Student Finance due to religious reasons.
  • e. Enrolled on an undergraduate programme at ICMP.

Current students, progressing to their second and third years of study, will also be eligible. You will be automatically enrolled for this bursary via your Student Finance England application – assuming you’ve met the relevant conditions set-out above. Eligibility includes EU undergraduate students starting their third year of study in 2022/23.

Terms & Conditions


 

Young Independent Student Bursary

Value: £2,000 per academic year (paid in four installments)

Number Available: unlimited

This bursary is designed to support students who are either care leavers or estranged from their family. The bursary consists of a non-repayable £2,000 grant, paid in four instalments for each year of progressive study. Three payments are made during the academic year, and one during the summer specifically designed to help support students during the summer period, between academic years.

Eligible students will be under the age of 25, UK-domiciled, studying on a full-time undergraduate programme and either an estranged student or care leaver.

The definition of estrangement is being under the age of 25 and classified as an ‘independent student on the ground of estrangement’ by Student Finance England.

There is no application process for this bursary, your application to Student Finance England will trigger the bursary, if you meet the following core criteria.

Eligibility:

  • A 'home' undergraduate student (see T&Cs for full definition)
  • Under the age of 25 on the 1st September of the year of entry onto your course
  • Verified as a care leaver or estranged student (further details, including how we can support you with providing evidence, can be found within our T&Cs)
  • Submitted an application to Student Finance England, had a full financial assessment and consented to share this information with ICMP
  • Be enrolled on a full-time ICMP undergraduate degree

The payment will only be made if students have committed fully with the conditions of admittance, ICMP’s regulations including our attendance policy and our student code of conduct.

 

Terms & Conditions


 

Additional Support Fund

Value: up to £900 per academic year (£300 max per application)

Number Available: limited to allocation of funds, refreshed each semester

The Additional Support Fund has been created to assist students who find themselves in immediate financial difficulty. The Fund can be applied to up to 3 times within one year and students will receive £300 each time.

This fund aims to offer immediate financial support to help students out of a difficult situation. For example, an unexpected financial outlay, a lack of resource at a particular time etc. Students can apply, or be referred, for this fund at any point in their studies.

  • Open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Application is via an online form
  • Processing can take up to 5 working days to receive an outcome
  • Full eligibility and details are available to ICMP students via My.ICMP


Jeremy Newson

The Jeremy Newson Scholarships

What's Available: up to £2,000 for 2 new Songwriting students

ICMP is very proud to be able to offer, with the support of the Newson family, the Jeremy Newson Scholarships for Songwriting.   

These will provide financial support to two students who are embarking on their studies in Songwriting in September 2022. One will be for postgraduate study (MA Songwriting) and one undergraduate (BA Songwriting).  

Jeremy Newson sadly passed away in December 2020 and this award has been offered in his memory.   

Jeremy was a prolific and multitalented individual. He wrote plays, scripts and songs, he played guitar, directed radio programmes and acted in movies (for example The Rocky Horror Picture show).   Jeremy eventually became a successful TV producer and director and with his wife, Gina, they produced numerous acclaimed programmes including  BBC series on the music and fashion industries. 

Jeremy’s Guardian Obituary provides a more detailed review of his work, as do the BAFTA and Wikipedia Rocky Horror pages. 

In his early 20s he was also signed as a singer-songwriter to Epic Records and, whilst he never pursued this as other creative paths opened up, his first love was always music. When he became ill he returned to music in a creative burst of new songs, producing them with the help of his son Max, and it is hoped that this scholarship will offer two students the opportunity to follow their own musical dreams.  

Please see below some link to three of Jeremy’s songs. It is important to the family who is offering the award that you have heard his work, so please take the time to listen.

How do I apply? 

To apply, you must: 

  • Have been offered and accepted a place on the BA in Songwriting / MA in Songwriting – if not you can request an audition here
  • Submit an application form online including an uploaded file of a performance video of up to five minutes in length, showcasing your songwriting talent.  You must perform an original composition but can perform solo or accompanied, as long as you are the main focus of the video. 

Apply here

Terms and Conditions

Entry closing date has been extended to 24th June 2022 

How will applications be judged? 

Your application will be judged by a panel consisting of members of the songwriting faculty and Jeremy Newson’s family. 

Your initial application will be assessed on the musical quality of your performance and not the quality of your video.  Please ensure the audio and visual quality is of a standard that allows the selection panel to assess your application properly. 

Successful applicants will be invited to a live performance onsite in front of a small panel.  The decision of the panel is final.