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Enquiries and applications


We realise that for many potential applicants, funding is a major issue. See Funding Graduate Study for information on costs and funding options, with links to the University’s graduate funding pages.

The Faculty will cover instrument tuition fees up to a cost of £40 per hour for four one-hour lessons for students opting to take the organ recital or continuo options. However, depending on your choice of organ teacher and the number of lessons needed, extra costs may be incurred. This can sometimes be subsidised from College bursaries but will otherwise have to be covered from private funds.

Similarly, M.Mus. students choosing to take up the opportunities offered in Cambridge for extra training in keyboard or instrumental skills may be able to subsidise costs from College bursaries, but will otherwise have to find funds from private resources.


Application deadlines are earlier for those students applying for funding.

  • Gates Cambridge (USA students): 11 October 2017
  • All other applicants applying for funding: 4 January 2018
  • Self-funded applicants: 31 May 2018

Applications must be made online; details of How to Apply are available here. Applicants for the M.Mus. are required asked also to supply a video recording of themselves performing in their chosen pathway discipline and a sample essay on any musical topic. The video should be approximately 10–15 minutes in length.

Please note that video recordings cannot be uploaded through the University’s online application system but should be submitted direct to the Faculty through Dropbox by sharing electronic files with, please ensure that you include your full name in the file name. 

If you live in the UK, you will probably be invited to an interview; if you live elsewhere we can usually conduct the interview using SKYPE or by phone if necessary.

Further details of graduate life at Cambridge may be found on the University’s Student Registry website.



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