skip to content
 

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 late January (after BMAT and NSAA results have been received and interviews conducted for the whole applicant field). This is because the entire selection process for all candidates in the subject has to run before admissions decisions are made. Following the Organ Trials and associated academic interviews, applicants will be advised whether they have provisionally been offered an Organ Scholarship – whose confirmation will depend upon their being awarded an academic place to read Medicine or Veterinary Medicine in due course. 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.

What vacancies are there?

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 for 2022 and 2023 entry Course restrictions
Christ's 2024 only Not available for Architecture
Churchill No vacancies Not available for Land Economy, Theology, Religious Studies and Philosophy of Religion
Clare No vacancies No restrictions
Corpus Christi 2023 and 2024 Not available for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine
Downing 2023 and 2024 No restrictions
Emmanuel 2023 and 2024 Not available for Land Economy
Fitzwilliam 2024 only No restrictions
Girton 2023 only Not available for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine
Gonville and Caius 2023 and 2024 No restrictions
Homerton 2023 and 2024 Not available for Architecture, Veterinary Medicine
Hughes Hall n/a Organ Scholarships not available at this College.
Jesus No vacancies Not available for Education, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine
King's 2024 only Not available for Veterinary Medicine, Architecture, Medicine, Education, Land Economy
Lucy Cavendish n/a Organ Scholarships not available at this College
Magdalene No vacancies No restrictions
Murray Edwards n/a Organ Scholarships not available at this College
Newnham n/a Organ Scholarships not available at this College
Pembroke 2023 and 2024 Not available for Education, Geography
Peterhouse 2024 only Not available for Education, Geography, Veterinary Medicine
Queens' 2023 and 2024 No restrictions
Robinson 2024 only No restrictions
St Catharine's 2024 only Not available for Architecture, History of Art, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine
St Edmund's n/a Organ Scholarships not available at this College
St John's 2024 only Not available for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Natural Science
Selwyn 2023 and 2024 No restrictions
Sidney Sussex 2023 and 2024 Not available for Education
Trinity 2023 and 2024 Not available for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine
Trinity Hall 2024 only Not available for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine
Wolfson n/a Organ Scholarships not available at this College

Organ Scholarships film

Organ Scholarship Open Day

PDF icon Open Day Timetable 2023

The next Organ Scholarship Open Day will be held on Tuesday 7 March to Wednesday 8 March, 2023. Online bookings for this event will open during February 2023.

Contact

Mr Andrew Arthur
Organ Scholarships Co-ordinator
Director of Music
Trinity Hall
Cambridge CB2 1TJ
T 01223 332549
E organsch@group.cam.ac.uk