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 3rd May 2019.

New for 2019, we are delighted 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 the course each year. If you wish to be considered for this award 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, recipients of the Hester Dickson Duo Prize will be soprano Rose Stachniewska and pianist Marianna Abrahamyan, currently studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and the Sam Hutchings Pianist Prize recipients will be Marina Staneva, currently studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and American-born Kunal Lahiry studying in Berlin.

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