Applications for 2020 now closed.

You may apply to the Trust if:

you are a singer or instrumentalist looking to undertake performance-based postgraduate study; or

composer looking to undertake postgraduate study.

Your application may be for postgraduate study:

at up to two different institutions (if you have not yet made a final decision on where you will be studying);

and/or for private study, short courses or masterclasses.

You do not have to have been accepted on your course when you apply to the Trust.  Applications will be accepted from students undertaking their second or subsequent postgraduate year.

You may not apply for:

  • Courses which the Trustees perceive to be for Professional Development
  • Undergraduate/first degree courses
  • Musical Theatre, Popular Music and Music Therapy courses
  • Film composition courses
  • Conducting and répétiteur courses
  • MPhil and PhD courses -Students undertaking such courses are advised to contact the Arts & Humanities Research Council

Eligibility Criteria:

The current policy of the Trust is to consider candidates (instrumentalists, singers & composers) for study awards who satisfy the following residency criteria:

  1. The applicant has either been resident in the UK for over ten years since birth or alternatively has successfully completed (by the end of the current academic year) at least three academic years of full-time study in a UK higher education institution (University / Music Conservatoire); and
  2. the applicant can prove that, based on the laws and regulations in force at the closing date for applications (10 February) and his/her personal circumstances, he/she automatically has permission to continue to reside and work in the UK following completion of higher education.

Commonwealth Candidates:  Reflecting the Trust’s 60 year record of supporting outstanding candidates from the Commonwealth, an exception will be made to requirements 1 and 2 in the case of applicants who are long-term residents of Commonwealth countries. These candidates’ applications should be for study in the UK only.

Please noteThe Trust may ask for proof of eligibility in the form of scans of passports, letters from the Home Office or other official information. Failure to provide such information when requested will result in your application being rejected.

If you are currently studying in the UK on a Tier 4 student visa, you are not eligible to apply unless you fall into the exception for Commonwealth residents outlined above.

If called to audition, you must audition in person in London on the date appropriate to your discipline.

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

Application/Audition Procedure details can be found here:

For further details please contact:
The Countess of Munster Musical Trust
Wormley Hill
Surrey GU8 5SG
Tel: 01428 685427
Email: [email protected]

Funding Information

Please see our website for how to apply:
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