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.
Completed application forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or can be posted to the Admissions Office, as indicated on the application form.
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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:
- Successfully audition for the University’s Symphony or Chamber orchestras, or University Singers or Chamber Choir (keyboard players would participate in chamber ensemble playing, approved by the Department of Music) and participate in other opportunities offered from time to time by the Department of Music;
- Contribute substantially to the output of the University of Bristol Union (UBU) DRAMSOC or Music Theatre Bristol societies
- Maintaining membership of the Performance Squad.
In addition to the above criteria, students should also satisfactorily progress through to the next year of study on their chosen course.
- Students will not be eligible for a scholarship if they transfer to a Music degree (if they are in receipt of Music VC Scholarship), or a Drama degree (if they are in receipt of a Drama VC Scholarship). Students who follow the Film or Theatre subject pathways on the Liberal Arts degree are not eligible for a Drama VC Scholarship.
- Scholarships will not normally be available if a year of study has to be repeated for academic reasons.
- Students repeating a year due to extenuating circumstances will be considered for additional scholarship funding for the repeat year.
- Scholarships will not normally be paid to students while they are on a year abroad, as they will not be able to satisfy the conditions of the award.
- Drama award holders will be required to produce a termly report at the end of each term, outlining their contribution to their society/societies during that term. The contacts for Departments of Theatre/ Film and Television, and the Drama Society Presidents will be asked to comment on the reports before the next instalment of VC Scholarship is paid. Drama awards holders will be contacted if it is felt that their contribution for the pervious term has not been met.
- An annual report will be requested from all award holders to show that they continue to demonstrate the requirements for the award.
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.
Instalment payment dates for continuing students in 2016/17
Continuing students should receive confirmation of their renewed Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for the next academic year around 10 October 2016.
The 2016/17 Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship will be paid in three equal instalments on the following dates:
- 24 October 2016
- 16 January 2017
- 24 April 2017.