Music Scholarships


Music Scholarships

Heriot-Watt University awards many music scholarships each year in the form of free music tuition for talented singers and instrumentalists, up to a value of £400 per year. These scholarships are generously supported by the Alumni Fund.

In addition, the Archer Music Scholarships - in memory of the late Professor John Archer, former Principal of Heriot-Watt University - offer places each year on the Heriot-Watt residential music course for students, and one scholarship for a talented musician to receive music tuition up to a value of £500.

The following criteria are taken into consideration:

  • musical ability and potential, proof of exam results and membership of orchestras or choirs
  • a reference from your last vocal or instrumental teacher
  • in the case of the Archer Music Scholarships, a personal statement is also required
  • auditions will be held during Semester 1.

All music scholars including the Archer Music Scholars will be expected to be members of the orchestra or choir, and attend all rehearsals and concerts. If eligible, students may apply for an academic scholarship in addition to a music scholarship.

The duration of the scholarship award is one year with the probability of an annual extension for the duration of the student's period of study at the University. All scholars will be assessed on a continuous basis.

Read more about our Music Scholarships, including how to apply.


Matthew Brown