Music Scholarships for University of Leicester students

2023 – 2024 academic year

Delivered by Attenborough Arts Centre

Music Scholarships of £500 are available for the 2023/24 academic year to cover the cost of music lessons for student musicians who are studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any subject. Music Scholarships support students with opportunities to further develop their music-making which brings educational, social and wellbeing benefits and contributes to our university community.  Music Scholarships are delivered by Attenborough Arts Centre and Paul Jenkins, Honorary Director of Student Music and generously supported by the University of Leicester Greatest Need Fund and John Flynn (BSc Physics with Astrophysics 1982).
A close up of a hand playing a cello in the dark.

Applications for 2023/24 are now closed.

As part of the Music Scholarships programme we also offer:

  • Performance opportunities at Soundbites, Attenborough Arts Centre’s lunchtime concert series.
  • Connections with and introductions to musical societies and performance opportunities.
  • Signposting and support with securing free rehearsal spaces.
  • Information about local music concerts and ensembles in Leicester.

Please note:

  • Requests to use the Scholarship towards music and equipment will also be considered.
  • If you are skilled in two instruments, the scholarship can be split to cover lessons in both instruments.


  • You are a musician and play an instrument or sing in any style or genre. You may or may not have followed a traditional grade pathway and there is no minimum grade required.
  • You commit to practising regularly in order to make progress in your lessons and musical development
  • You commit to contributing to the musical life of the University. This is often through active membership of musical societies and can also include solo or group performances at Attenborough Arts Centre and elsewhere.