School of Music Funding
Each year, the School of Music offers a number of full and fees-only studentships.
Students already enrolled on either taught or research programmes in music are eligible to apply to the Postgraduate Research Fund established by the School of Music. This fund may be used to defray expenses for a conference where a student is giving a paper or to enable students to carry out necessary research elsewhere in the UK or abroad. Composers may apply for funding to attend significant performances of their music and performers may request funding for lessons as part of a performance-related programme of study.
External Funding Opportunities
There are a number of opportunities for external funding for prospective postgraduate students or postdoctoral researchers at Cardiff University. Some of these are linked below and applicants are advised to check the closing dates well in advance to ensure that their applications are submitted in time for all the necessary paperwork and, where applicable, interviews to be completed.
(certain residence criteria apply)
Arts and Humanities Research Council
For further information and downloadable application forms, please visit:
AHRC Postgraduate Programme pages on the Research Council's website.
Marshall Partnership Scholarships
In collaboration with the Marshall Scholarships programme, Cardiff University is pleased to support the award of an annual Partnership Scholarship for research students with American citizenship who wish to pursue research at masters' or doctoral level. Music is one of the subject areas eligible for a Partnership Scholarship. For further details, please visit the Marshall Scholarships webpage.
Fulbright Cardiff University Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Two awards are offered to candidates wishing to develop their international reputation in any field relevant to Cardiff University. Fellows will be expected to develop a long-term link between their home institution and Cardiff University. You can find out more at:
US-UK Fulbright Commission website.