Goldsmiths University of London BME Music Scholar’s Fee Waiver for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnicity Students, UK 2023

About the Scholarship:

Goldsmiths University of London is pleased to offer the fully-funded BME Music Scholar’s Fee Waiver to support Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnicity (BME) students pursuing postgraduate and PhD studies. This scholarship aims to address the underrepresentation of BME music academics at the academic-professional level and encourage BME students to advance through postgraduate studies into academic positions.

About Goldsmiths University of London:

Goldsmiths, University of London, is a renowned constituent research university of the University of London, located in New Cross, London. Established in 1891 as The Goldsmiths’ Technical and Recreational Institute by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, it became part of the University of London in 1904. Goldsmiths has a strong focus on humanities, social sciences, design, and computer-related fields.

The Richard Hoggart Building, which stands on the site of the former Royal Naval School, serves as the central hub of the campus. Goldsmiths is committed to fostering a welcoming, progressive, and supportive academic environment for all its students, including those benefiting from this scholarship.

Details about BME Music Scholar’s Fee Waiver at Goldsmiths University of London:

  • Scholarship Sponsor: Goldsmiths Careers Service/Goldsmiths University of London
  • Scholarship Value: Full fee waiver
  • Number of Awards: 1 (for full-time study only)
  • Study Level: Postgraduate, PhD
  • Host Institution: Goldsmiths University of London

Eligibility Criteria for Goldsmiths University of London BME Music Scholar’s Fee Waiver:

To be eligible for the BME Music Scholar’s Fee Waiver, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be home applicants who identify as Black, Asian, or members of a minority ethnicity.

Application Process for Goldsmiths University of London BME Music Scholar’s Fee Waiver:

  1. Program Application: Applicants must first apply for a place in one of the school’s Music Masters programs and receive an offer of admission, whether conditional or unconditional.
  2. Portfolio Submission: The deadline for portfolio submission is July 10, 2023, at 9 am, and portfolios should be sent to Tom Perchard at t.perchard( The portfolio requirements vary depending on the program:
    • For MA routes: Submit a collection of three to five written works. Two of these should be academic essays with a minimum word count of 2,000 words. The remaining works can take various forms, including journalistic, critical, or contemplative pieces related to music.
    • For MMus routes: Provide a substantial portfolio of creative work, which may include performances, songwriting, production, documentation of audio-visual or site-specific/installation works, and compositions/scores. Portfolios may use any suitable media to showcase these examples.
  3. Contextual Reflecting Commentary: Include a contextual reflecting commentary for the portfolio, which should be between 300 and 500 words long. This commentary should highlight the concepts and creative techniques that underpin your work.

Applicants should also contact Professor Tom Perchard at t.perchard( with their applications and portfolios.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline for the Goldsmiths University of London BME Music Scholar’s Fee Waiver is July 10, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to submit their portfolios and applications well in advance of this date to ensure consideration for this fully-funded scholarship opportunity.

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