Music and arts scholarships

Are you a talented musician, writer, performer film maker or artist? Do you want help to realise your potential? How about a cash prize and a support package? Then our Music and Arts Scholarships could be just the thing for you!

Every year we award up to nine arts scholarships to students who demonstrate ability, passion, commitment and potential in any art form. They encourage involvement in the arts outside of your studies and are not related to your degree.

Art forms may include (but are not limited to) any genre of music, creative writing, poetry, photography, film, animation, any genre of dance, performing arts, textiles, visual arts and crafts.

For 2022-23, each scholarship winner will receive a £100 cash prize and a tailored package of support worth up to £500. This support could be in the form of one-to-one tuition, mentoring, masterclasses, training or attending relevant events to help develop your skills and knowledge.

There are also opportunities for scholars to showcase their talents by presenting or performing their work during the year.

Who can apply?

The scholarships are open to all current Loughborough University students (UG and PG) from the East Midlands and London campuses. Previous music and arts scholarship winners are not eligible to apply.

The scholarships must be in addition to your course – so if you study Fine Art you can’t apply for support for your artistic practice which is linked to your degree course. It must be something you do separately to your studies. The only slight exception is that you can apply for a scholarship in Creative Writing if you study English or you could apply for visual art if you studied Textiles. If you are unsure if you are eligible, please email to check.

The scholarships recognise talent, but awards are also judged on commitment, passion and an assessment of who would benefit the most from the support.

LU Arts is committed to inclusivity and representing the student community we serve. We welcome applications from students of all backgrounds.


We want our scholarships to be accessible to all students. We welcome applications in different formats e.g. audio, large print, if this is more appropriate for you. If you would like to discuss any accessibility issues in advance of applying or to discuss how the opportunity can be made inclusive for you, then please email or call 01509 222948.

How do I apply?

Please download the application form below and read through all the information and guidance. Your completed application form should be emailed to (see timescales below).

If you are unsure of your eligibility, or have any other queries please email in advance of applying.


Deadline for applications: Monday 24 October 2022 at midday

If you have been shortlisted then you should hear from us by Friday 4 November 2022.

Music & Arts Scholarship Surgery

We will be holding an online drop-in event on Thursday 20 October between 12pm and 2pm to answer all your scholarship questions. Check your eligibility, find out more about what to include in your application, discuss your ideas for the support you would like or ask any other questions you may have. No booking required, just login on the day.

Find out more about the Arts Scholarship Drop-in event

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 857 3926 4553
Passcode: 010642