Music and arts scholarships

Are you a talented musician, writer, performer film maker or artist? Do you want to develop your skills further? Would you like £200 cash and free tuition or mentoring? Then our Music and Arts Scholarships could be just the thing for you!

Every year we award up to nine scholarships across a range of art forms:

  • Music (instrumental, singer-songwriter/contemporary and vocal)
  • Performing arts
  • Creative writing and spoken word
  • Film and Media (including photography, painting, digital art, video and sound production)

The scholarships are offered to students who demonstrate ability, passion and commitment in one of these art forms. They are not related to your degree; they encourage involvement in the arts outside of our studies. 

Each scholarship winner receives a £200 cash prize and a tailored package of tuition or mentoring to develop their skills and knowledge further. There are also opportunities to showcase your talents during your scholarship year with performances at University events.

These scholarships are open to any student at Loughborough University and Loughborough University London including postgraduates.

Applications for 2020/21 are now open. For more information on each scholarship, download the relevant form below. The deadline for entries is midday on Monday 19 October 2020.


Please note: Auditions for the singing scholarship will take place on Monday 26 October and those for the instrumental scholarship will take place on Friday 30th.  The singing auditions will be online while the instrumental ones will take place in the Cope Auditorium.

You need to be able to demonstrate ability, passion and commitment to your chosen art form to be in with a chance of being selected for a scholarship.

Scholarship winners join our student creative team and will contribute to the creative life of the university through delivering and participating in events which showcase the best of our student talent.

The ambition of the scholarships is to support extra-curricular activity. Therefore, the scholarships are not open to students whose degree directly relates to the artform in which the scholarship is offered. If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible, please email for clarification. The Creative Writing / Spoken Word scholarship is open to students studying English.

You may only apply for one scholarship per year. Previous winners cannot apply for the same scholarship again.

Opportunity: Speech Bubble Co-ordinator

Speech Bubble is LU Arts’ performance poetry event that combines student spoken word performances with that of a professional poet. Each year we appoint a student with an interest in event organisation and a passion for performance poetry to deliver two events. We are looking for a Speech Bubble co-ordinator to be responsibe for programming and marketing the two 2020/21 events. In return you will receive £400, as well as gaining vauable experience in events programming and management. Click below to learn more.