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. 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

Auditions for these awards will take place on Tuesday 18th October in Somerville College Chapel.

If you would like to book an audition, please complete the online form by 12 noon on Friday 14th October. You will receive an email during the morning of Monday 17th October confirming your audition time.

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