Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship

We are no longer receiving application for the 2016/17 intake of Vice Chancellor's Scholarships. The closing date was 15 January 2016.

The application form for the 2017/18 intake of Vice Chancellor's Scholarships will be available from September 2017. The closing date for 2017/18 applications will be 15 January 2017.

The Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship scheme is open to undergraduate students with exceptional musical, dramatic or sporting talent.

The scheme is open to students applying to any undergraduate course at the University. As the scheme is designed to attract students with exceptional abilities outside their normal field of study, a Music student would not be eligible for a music scholarship, and a Drama student would not be eligible for a drama scholarship. Liberal Arts students may not follow the Film or Theatre subject pathways in order to be eligible for a Vice Chancellor's Scholarship.

Historically, scholarships in Music and Drama have been valued at £3,000. Scholarships in Sport have been valued at £1,500. No more than 20 scholarships are usually awarded within an academic year. This will be confirmed in due course.

Contact details

Completed application forms should be emailed to or can be posted to the Admissions Office, as indicated on the application form. 

If you have enquiries regarding eligibility criteria, please contact:

Renewal information

The scholarships will be awarded in the first instance for a period of one year, renewable provided that the following conditions and criteria continue to be met:

In addition to the above criteria, students should also satisfactorily progress through to the next year of study on their chosen course.

Important information

Feedback from the Performance Manager and the Department of Music will also be sought throughout the academic year as to whether students are adequately contributing.

In the case of the Drama award holders, feedback will also be requested from the presidents of DRAMSOC, Spotlights and Music Theatre Bristol societies, on how Drama scholars have contributed throughout the year; and the Department of Drama: Theatre, Film, Television will comment on reports written by the student.

Instalment payment dates for continuing students in 2015/16

The 2015/16 Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship will be paid in three equal instalments on the following dates: