We are no longer receiving applications for the 2016/17 intake of Vice Chancellor's Scholarships. The closing date was 15 January 2016.
The application forms for the 2017/18 intake of Vice Chancellor's Scholarships are available. The closing date for 2017/18 applications is 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.
Students applying for a single or joint honours Music degree will not be eligible for a Music scholarship. Students applying for a single or joint honours Drama degree will not be eligible for a Drama scholarship. Students applying for a Liberal Arts degree will not be eligible for a Drama Scholarship if they follow the Film or Theatre subject pathways.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate outstanding artistic, creative or sporting potential. Awards will be made on a competitive basis but applicants will normally be expected to satisfy the following minimum criteria:
Applications for the Vice Chancellor’s scholarships in Sport are managed through the Performance Squad application. Details will be available on the Performance Squad webpage on the Sport, Exercise and Health website.
Please download and complete the VC Scholarship Application Form (Office document, 63kB).
Departments should ensure that their scholarship selection processes allow both international and home (UK and EU) students to be transparently considered.
Applicants can apply for the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship before they are notified of the outcome of their application for a place at the University. The academic and scholarship applications can progress in parallel. The academic process will follow the University's Admissions Principles and the admissions policy relevant to the chosen course; the academic offer will be based on the applicant’s academic potential and attainment only. Applicants should be aware that if their academic application is unsuccessful, or if they firmly accept a place at another university, their scholarship application will no longer be considered.
All scholarship applications (both home/EU and international) must be received by the published scholarship deadline. No application may be considered until the deadline has passed.
Scholarship applications are considered initially by staff in the Sports Centre, Music or Drama department.
The scholarship applications are ranked and at least the top ten in each field are then forwarded, with the experts’ recommendations, to Pro Vice-Chancellors for the final selection.
The Pro Vice-Chancellors make the final selection of no more than 20 scholarships, with at least six reserves.
Up to 20 awards are normally available each year, valued at £1,500 per year in sport and £3000 in music and drama. Confirmation of these amounts will be updated shortly.
The scholarships will be awarded in the first instance for a period of one year. They are renewable, provided that the above conditions are met and the student passes their examinations and progresses through to the next year of study on their chosen course.
Successful applicants will be expected to put Bristol as their firm choice in the first instance, and with regards to their scholarship offer, either:
Completed application forms should be emailed to email@example.com or can be posted to the Admissions Office, as indicated on the application form.
If you have enquiries regarding eligibility criteria, please contact:
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.
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.
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:
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