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Organ Scholarship applications for 2025 entry (and deferred entry in 2026) will open in August 2024.


Please note that a new process is now in place for Organ Scholarship applications. Please read the information below carefully.

It should be noted that Organ Scholarship applicants should wait until they have the results of their Organ Trial before submitting their UCAS application. 

Applications for Organ Scholarships should be accompanied by a reference which should describe the applicant's musical ability and should declare the applicant's fitness to hold an Organ Scholarship. Referees are required to send their complete, signed reference as an email attachment to the Organ Scholarship Coordinator ( by 11 September 2024. 

You will be considered for Organ Scholarships according to the order of preference submitted on your application form. You may apply for as many College places as you wish. If a College is advertising both for entry in 2025 and for deferred entry in 2026, you may apply for both, and there is no requirement for you to put these two places consecutively. You are advised to put down every College place for which you would be prepared to accept an offer. In the past, successful applicants have typically listed at least eight to ten Colleges.

Organ Scholarship candidates are required to meet the same entry requirements as all other applicants. Please therefore note that, following the musical auditions in September, the Colleges will not continue to consider your application for an award if they judge that you are below the appropriate academic standard for normal admission. If your previous academic record is not competitive, and there are no mitigating circumstances, you may be excluded from consideration before the academic interviews, held in December, take place. If you are uncertain whether or not to pursue an Organ Scholarship, you should consult the Admissions Tutor of your first preference College who will be able to offer you advice.

Once the results of the Organ Trials are known, UCAS applications should be submitted by the usual deadline of 15 October 2024. When the UCAS application has been received by the University, this triggers an automated email directing the candidate to complete the main round additional information form ('My Cambridge Application').

Application timeline 2024

  • Early August – Organ Scholarship applications open
  • by 1 September – Submit online application
  • by 11 September – Send musical references to
  • 22-25 September – Organ Trials in Cambridge
  • Late September – Await contact from Organ Scholarships Coordinator before submitting UCAS application
  • by 15 October – Submit UCAS application and await further instructions from the University

Organ Scholarship Open Day

PDF icon Draft open day timetable 2024

Our next Organ Scholarship Open Day will be on Tuesday 5 March 2024. Applications have now closed. 

Related Documents

Organ Awards guides


Mr Andrew Arthur
Organ Scholarships Co-ordinator
Director of Music
Trinity Hall
Cambridge CB2 1TJ
T 01223 332549