Many young people from disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds are interested in pursuing the study of music to realise their potential and achieve their goals.

As a result, ICMP is delighted to announce it is increasing its commitment to championing diversity, and supporting disadvantaged young people, with the introduction of a new range of bursaries for 2019.  

ICMP MUSIC BURSARIES 2019

These bursaries  opened on the 1st March 2019.

Summer School Bursary | Undergraduate Audition Bursary | Undergraduate Entrance Bursary 


Summer School Bursary

We are offering a range of bursaries for our Music Summer Schools, these bursaries are designed to help students (16+) to develop the skills necessary for entry onto a full-time ICMP music course.   

These bursaries apply to the following courses, all starting July 2019: 

Bursaries available per course: 

  • One 'Accommodation package' bursary  (to cover course fees and accommodation costs, worth £650)   
  • Three 'Course fee' bursaries (to cover course fees, worth £299) 

Eligibility  

To be eligible applicants must be facing financial hardship preventing them from applying to ICMP.  Applicants will be eligible to apply if they meet the residency requirements for a 'Home Student' and one or more of the following criteria:

  • In Care or a Care Leaver.
  • A household (pre-tax) income of less than £25,000.  The gross income of all those in your household (e.g. your parents or your partner).
  • Your Home address is considered to have a low participation rate (as defined by the Office for Students).
  • In receipt of Income Support, or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them such as a child or partner.
  • In receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right.
  • In receipt of Free School Meals.

How to apply 

Applications will be via our Summer School Bursary Application Form, please ensure you read the guidance notes before completing the form.

Application Form | Application Guidance Notes 

Application Deadline

The closing date for submitting an application is 17th June 2019. We will acknowledge receipt of your application by email within 3 days of receipt.


Undergraduate Audition Bursary

ICMP's Undergraduate Audition Bursaries provide financial support to students who may otherwise have difficulty attending ICMP for an audition, or interview, prior to being offered a place.  

What’s available 

A financial contribution of up to £50 towards the cost of travel and/or other costs associated with attending ICMP to audition (or interview) for any undergraduate programme starting in September 2019. 

This bursary applies to the following courses: 

Eligibility 

Applicants must be facing financial hardship which would normally prevent them from attending an audition at ICMP.  Scans and/or Screenshots of evidence (travel documents, tickets, official letters) are acceptable, providing they are legible and it is clear they are of an authentic/original document.  All evidence should be sent to bursaryapplications@icmp.ac.uk.

To be eligible applicants must be applying for the 2019 intake on an undergraduate programme, have attended an audition in the current admissions cycle (1st September 2018 and 30th August 2019), meet the residency requirements for a 'Home Student' and one or more of the following criteria apply:​

  • In Care or a Care Leaver.
  • A household (pre-tax) income of less than £25,000.  The gross income of all those in your household (e.g. your parents or your partner).
  • Their Home address is considered to have a low participation rate (as defined by the Office for Students).
  • In receipt of Income Support, or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them such as a child or partner.
  • In receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right.
  • In receipt of Free School Meals.

How to apply 

Applications will be via our Audition Bursary Application form, applications should be made after we have confirmed your audition date/time. Book your audition today here

Application Form | Application Guidance Notes 

This is a limited fund which will be distributed on a first come first served basis. Payment will be made retrospectively upon receipt of proof of travel or other legitimate expenses.   

Application Deadline 

The last date to submit an applications in this cycle is 30th August 2019.  Applications can be submitted on the day of the audition to any member of the admissions team. This is a limited fund which will be allocated on a first come first served basis to those applicants who meet the criteria as specified above. Applicants cannot apply twice in the same admissions cycle.


Undergraduate Entrance Bursary

ICMP's Undergraduate Entrance Bursaries offer significant financial support to undergraduate students who are liable for the full tuition fee and meet the additional criteria outlined below. The support will come in the form of a partial fee waiver, or direct cash support across the academic year.  

This bursary applies to the following courses starting September 2019: 

What’s available 

Five Entrance Bursaries are available, these each provide £1,500 per year which can be taken as a:

  • direct payment, paid in three (3) instalments of £500 in October, January and April
  • Fee waiver reducing the amount of tuition fee loan required

The bursary is available for each year of study providing that:

  • The assessed household income remains under the threshold of £25,000
  • An acceptable level of attendance is maintained
  • Satisfactory academic progress

Eligibility 

To be eligible applicants must be facing financial hardship which would normally prevent them from attending an audition at ICMP.  Scans and/or Screenshots of evidence (travel documents, tickets, official letters) are acceptable, providing they are legible and it is clear they are of an authentic/original document.  All evidence should be sent to bursaryapplications@icmp.ac.uk.

Applicants must meet the following core criteria:

  • Be enrolled on a full-time undergraduate degree at ICMP.
  • Have ‘Home’ funding status.  The student finance companies (i.e. Student Finance England, Wales, Northern Ireland or the Student Awards Agency for Scotland) assess residency status.  A Home student must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for the three year period prior to the start of their course
  • Have submitted an application to Student Finance, had a full financial assessment and consented to share this information with ICMP*.  The details submitted to Student Finance will be used to assess eligibility.
  • A household income of less than £25,000.  The gross income of all those in your household (e.g. your parents or your partner) before tax and national insurance deductions but minus a few allowable deductions. More information is available from www.gov.uk/student-finance.

*If consent was not given on the form, permission can be granted after an application has been submitted.  Contact Student Finance for further advice and guidance.

How to Apply 

Applications will be via our Entrance Bursary Application form. Please note, you will need to have been formally offered a place to study at ICMP before applying.  Therefore, you will need to complete your formal application first - start your application today.

In addition, the applicant must have submitted an application to Student Finance by the stated deadline date.

Application Form | Application Guidance Notes 

Application Deadline

The closing date for submitting an application is 28th June 2019. We will acknowledge receipt of your application by email within 3 days of receipt.