Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship

Supporting students with exceptional musical, dramatic or sporting talent outside their field of academic study.

The scholarship supports new undergraduate students who have significant potential in drama, music or sport.

Up to 20 awards are made each year. The awards are up to £3,000 a year.

Awards are made on a competitive basis, with some minimum criteria. They are not means-tested.


You can apply if you are:

  • intending to start studying at the University of Bristol in the autumn of 2022
  • an International or Home (UK and EU) student.

For more eligibility criteria, read the scholarship terms and conditions.

For the scholarship to be renewed year on year, you must continue your academic progress and also maintain your level of engagement with your area of specialism: drama, music or sport.

How to apply

There are two application forms, one for students with an interest in music or drama and one for sport (which includes the application for the University’s Performance Squad).

Find out more about how to apply, and the application forms.

If you have any questions contact

As part of your application, you will need to provide a reference. Take a look at our guidance for referees.


Applications for 2021 entry have now closed. We will open applications for 2022 entry before the end of 2021.

Assessment process

Scholarship applications are considered by the music, drama or sport department, and the Pro Vice-Chancellors.

Further details

Receiving a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship was a massive honour and it gave me access to a whole range of services which allowed me to maintain an intensive training regime while continuing my studies.

Georgie Twigg, Olympic gold medallist
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