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Which Colleges take Organ Scholars?

The Colleges listed in the table below offer Organ Scholarships, and their vacancies for the next two years are shown.

Organ Scholarships are not available at: Hughes Hall, Lucy Cavendish, Murray Edwards, Newnham, St Edmund's, or Wolfson.

Are there any restrictions?

An Organ Scholarship can only be held in conjunction with an academic place at the awarding College. You don't have to be studying for a Music degree. However, some Colleges don't permit Organ Scholars to study certain subjects (usually in the sciences, as lab times often conflict with rehearsal and Evensong) and these are indicated in the Course restrictions column.

Organ Scholarships for Medicine or Veterinary Medicine students will not be awarded until after BMAT results have been received and interviews conducted. It should also be noted that if you're wishing to apply for Medicine, you can't apply for an Organ Scholarship at both Cambridge and Oxford.

The following is accurate at the time of being published online. However, from time to time the individual circumstances of any given College may change and potential candidates are advised to check the site regularly in case the list of scholarships changes for any reason.

College Vacancies
(year of entry)
Course restrictions
Christ's 2021 2022 Architecture
Churchill ---- 2022 Land Economy, Theology, Religious Studies and Philosophy of Religion
Clare ---- 2022  
Corpus Christi 2021 2022 Medicine, Veterinary Medicine
Downing 2021 ----  
Emmanuel 2021 2022 Land Economy
Fitzwilliam 2021 2022  
Girton ---- ---- Medicine, Veterinary Medicine
Gonville and Caius ---- 2022  
Homerton 2021 2022 Architecture, Veterinary Medicine
Jesus 2021 2022 Education, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine
King's 2021 2022 Veterinary Medicine, Architecture, Medicine, Education, Land Economy
Magdalene 2021 2022  
Pembroke 2021 2022 Education, Geography
Peterhouse 2021 2022 Education, Geography, Veterinary Medicine
Queens' 2021 ----  
Robinson 2021 ----  
St Catharine's 2021 2022 Architecture, History of Art
St John's 2021 2022 Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Natural Science
Selwyn ---- 2022  
Sidney Sussex 2021 2022 Education
Trinity ---- 2022 Medicine, Veterinary Medicine
Trinity Hall 2021 2022  

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

Open Day 2020

The Organ Scholars Open Day will be held on the 3 & 4 March 2020.