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

Please note the application date for this scholarship has now passed.

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 closed on Sunday 31 July 2022. 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Music Production Scholarship

ICMP / MPG Music Production Scholarship

Please note the application date for this scholarship has now passed

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
  • First year BA (Hons) students, starting in September 2022, on the respective course listed above are also eligible to apply. (The Cert HE course is equivalent to the first year of three year BA (Hons) degrees.) 
  • 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 closed on Sunday 31st July 2022. 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

AIM Music Business Scholarship 2022

ICMP / AIM Music Business Scholarship

Please note the application date for this scholarship has now passed

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
  • First year, BA (Hons) students, starting in September 2022, on the respective course listed above are also eligible to apply. (The Cert HE course is equivalent to the first year of three year BA (Hons) degrees.)
  • 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 closed on Sunday 31st July 2022. 

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. Students can apply at any point during the academic year. 

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.

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.

APply here  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