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Undergraduate Study


An Organ Scholarship can only be held in conjunction with an academic place at the awarding College. The scholarships are primarily geared towards, and held by, undergraduates, but some Colleges will accept applications from potential postgraduate students. Details should be sought from Directors of Music in the individual Colleges.

Most, but certainly not all, Organ Scholars, study towards a degree in Music. Some Colleges do not permit Organ Scholars to study certain subjects (usually in the sciences, as lab times often conflict with rehearsal and Evensong).

Can students studying any course apply for an Organ Scholarship?

Some Colleges restrict the subjects you may apply for as an Organ Scholar. Applications from potential Organ Scholars will not normally be considered by applicants hoping to study the following subjects:

  • Christ's – Architecture restrictions
  • Churchill – Land Economy, Theology, Religious Studies and Philosophy of Religion restrictions
  • Corpus Christi – Medicine, Veterinary Medicine restrictions
  • Emmanuel – Land Economy restrictions
  • Girton – Medicine, Veterinary Medicine restrictions
  • Homerton – Architecture, Veterinary Medicine restrictions
  • Jesus – Education, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine restrictions
  • King's – Veterinary Medicine, Architecture, Medicine, Education, Land Economy restrictions
  • Pembroke – Education, Geography restrictions
  • Peterhouse – Education, Geography, Veterinary Medicine restrictions
  • St Catharine's – Architecture, History of Art restrictions
  • St John's – Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Natural Science restrictions
  • Sidney Sussex – Education restrictions
  • Trinity – Medicine, Veterinary Medicine restrictions

If you are wishing to apply for Medicine please note that you cannot apply for a Scholarship at both Cambridge and Oxford.

Please also note that no Organ Scholarships will be awarded to Medicine or Veterinary Medicine students until after BMAT results have been received and interviews conducted.

Organ Scholarships film


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

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Choral and Organ Awards booklet

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