Financial Aid

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

The School annually awards more than $140,000 in scholarships and bursaries, including 15 entrance bursaries of $3,000 each for string and piano students. School of Music scholarships and bursaries for entering students are awarded principally on the basis of their audition, with academic excellence and financial need taken into consideration. There are also University of Victoria entrance scholarships. One-third of our undergraduate students, entering and returning, receive assistance by means of a music award. Application forms for the latter can be obtained from the Department of Undergraduate Records.

Through the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the University of Victoria offers a limited number of Graduate Fellowships of up to $15,000 for 12 months (for Master’s and PhD students of high academic standing, respectively). Teaching Assistantships of $2,000-$6,000 are available to full-time students in exchange for help with aspects of the academic curriculum in the School, such as keyboard harmony labs, chamber music coaching, recording, directing the listening tutorials of the introductory music history courses, or otherwise assisting with music history and theory courses. See the University Calendar and the Student Financial Aid Office for information on scholarships and bursaries.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) offers generous funding for both master's and doctoral students.  For deadlines and eligibility requirements, consult:

Funding Resources:

Johann Strauss Foundation, Joseph and Melitta Kandler Scholarships:

Deadline for applications: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Audition date: Sunday, January 15, 2017


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