20 Undergraduate Scholarships at University of Bristol in UK, 2017-2018

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The University of Bristol is inviting applications for 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships to pursue undergraduate degree program. Both international and home (UK and EU) students can apply for these scholarships.

As the scheme is designed to attract students with exceptional abilities outside their normal field of study, a Music student would not be eligible for a music scholarship, and a Drama student would not be eligible for a drama scholarship

The University of Bristol is a red brick research university located in Bristol, United Kingdom. It received its royal charter in 1909, and its predecessor institution, University College, Bristol, had been in existence since 1876.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate outstanding artistic, creative or sporting potential. Awards will be made on a competitive basis but applicants will normally be expected to satisfy the following minimum criteria.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue an undergraduate program at the University of Bristol.

Study Subject: Scholarships are offered in diverse fields to help students in upgrading their education.

Scholarship Award: 

  • Up to 20 awards are normally available each year, valued at £1,500 per year in sport and £3000 in music and drama. Confirmation of these amounts will be updated shortly.
  • The scholarships will be awarded in the first instance for a period of one year. They are renewable, provided that the above conditions are met and the student passes their examinations and progress through to the next year of study on their chosen course.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: Students applying for a single or joint honors Music degree will not be eligible for a Music scholarship. Students applying for a single or joint honors Drama degree will not be eligible for a Drama scholarship. Students applying for a Liberal Arts degree will not be eligible for a Drama Scholarship if they follow the Film or Theatre subject pathways.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate outstanding artistic, creative or sporting potential. Awards will be made on a competitive basis but applicants will normally be expected to satisfy the following minimum criteria:

  • Music/vocal awards: A minimum of Grade VIII in examinations offered by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (or equivalent). Those students shortlisted for a scholarship will be required to attend an audition in Bristol at the end of February or beginning of March 2016. Full details will be sent to shortlisted students during the first two weeks in February. Any students invited to audition, who are not able to attend on the advertised date, will not be considered for a scholarship. Travel Bursaries to attend the audition are available for home (UK) students from lower income families (normally those with household incomes of £42,875 or less).
  • Drama awards: Evidence of sustained extra-curricular engagement with theater and/or filmmaking, along with distinguished achievement in relevant school subjects (eg theater studies, film studies or other arts/humanities subjects).
  • Sporting awards: Successful applicants will have had considerable success at representative level. It would be unusual for an award to be given to a student who had not had International honors, at least at Junior level. Although a student might apply for other scholarships, such as the government funded Talented Athlete Sports Scheme awards, the holder of a Vice-Chancellor’s award must not hold other funded sporting grants.

Nationality: Both international and home (UK and EU) students can apply for these vice-chancellor’s scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have their previous degree.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there

How to Apply: 

  • The student shall apply through UCAS for admission to any undergraduate course at the University of Bristol by 15 January in the year of admission.
  • The student must submit a separate Scholarship application directly to the Admissions Department by the 15 January in the year of admission.
  • The student must firmly accept an academic offer of a place on any undergraduate course at the University of Bristol by 1 September in the year of entry. If the offer is conditional, the student will need to fulfill the terms of his/her offer and have their place confirmed by 1 September in the year of entry.
  • Successful applicants will be expected to: Successfully audition for the University’s Symphony or Chamber orchestras, or University Singers or Chamber Choir (keyboard players would participate in chamber ensemble playing, approved by the Music Department); or contribute substantially to the output of the University of Bristol Union (UBU) DRAMSOC or Music Theatre Bristol societies; or become a member of the Performance Squad, part of the University Performance programme.
  • Completed application forms should be emailed to choose pistol-ug-at-bristol.ac.uk or can be posted to the Admissions Office, as indicated on the application form.

Application Deadline: The closing date for 2017/18 applications will be 15 January 2017.

Scholarship Link

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