Bursaries are awarded up to £200 (only if attending the course as a full-week resident) and we’re committed to supporting those applicants who are in need of it most. Deadline for all bursaries is Friday 10th April 2020.

We are delighted to continue to offer the McDowell Family Award, a substantial bursary to include full course fees and travel for young singer and/or pianist, educated in a UK state school, to attend Oxenfoord International and also the Hester Dickson Duo Prize, to include majority fees for a singer and pianist, leaving just £175 each to pay.

If you wish to be considered for these awards, or any bursary support, please provide a covering letter at the point of application. The letter should explain your circumstances and why you would benefit from financial support. Please note, bursary students may be asked to volunteer time during the week, to help with the smooth running of the course, and accommodation will be provided on a shared-occupancy basis.

Please do apply early if you need assistance with fees, with applications particularly welcome from tenors or basses interested in participating in Opera Scenes. The Hope Scott Trust also awards funds to applicants who are Scottish by birth, or live permanently in Scotland and may be able to help towards costs of attending Oxenfoord International. Visit their website to find out more.

This year, the recipient of the Sam Hutchings Pianist Prize will be American-born Dylan Perez, currently the Lord & Lady Lurgan Collaborative Piano Fellow at the Royal College of Music, London.

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