Funding is available from Somerville towards the cost of instrumental or vocal tuition. Please note that award holders will be expected to play a full part in music-making in the college.

This will include participating in college concerts and organising, in collaboration with the Somerville Music Society, an annual concert for all music award holders.


Enrolled undergraduates, whether reading music or not, are eligible for this funding. Please note that students who are on suspension and visiting students are not eligible.

Award levels

Awards are normally £250. Applicants who already receive substantial college funding for their instrument/voice may be eligible for a titular award.

Application process

Applications have now closed for 2020-2021.


The adjudicators will make recommendations to Education Committee in 6th week of Michaelmas Term. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their audition by Monday of 7th week (23rd November).

Reporting and renewals

Award holders will be expected to submit a report in Trinity Term. Education Committee will then consider renewing the award for the next academic year.


If you have any queries, please email the Scholarships and Funding Officer.