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

Auditions for these awards will take place on Thursday 21st October in Somerville College Chapel. If you would like to book an audition, please complete the following form by Monday 18th October. You will receive an email on Wednesday 20th October confirming your audition time.


The adjudicators will make recommendations to Education Committee in 6th week of Michaelmas Term.

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.