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University of Bristol Monica Wills Chapel Organ Scholarship, UK for 2023/2024

The University of Bristol is accepting applications for its partially funded Monica Wills Chapel Organ Scholarship.

About the University of Bristol and Scholarship

Bristol, England’s red-brick University of Bristol is a research institution affiliated with the Russell Group. Although it may be traced back to a Merchant Venturers’ school founded in 1595 and University College, Bristol, which had been around since 1876, it obtained its royal charter in 1909. Over 200 undergraduate courses are offered by Bristol’s six academic faculties, most of which are located in the Tyndalls Park neighborhood. Each faculty is made up of several schools and departments. In 2021–2022 the university earned £833.1 million overall, of which £186.4 million came from grants and contracts for research. It is Bristol’s largest independent employer. 

There are now 44 fellows of the Royal Society, 21 fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 13 members of the British Academy, and 13 colleagues of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Nine Nobel laureates are among the graduates and faculty of Bristol University.


Bristol is a part of the Russell Group of top British research institutions, the Coimbra Group, which spans all of Europe, and the Worldwide Institutions Network, whose chairman from 2005 to 2007 was the university’s former vice-chancellor, Eric Thomas. Additionally, the university is a signatory to the Erasmus Charter and annually sends more than 500 students to partner universities in Europe. For each undergraduate position, there are on average 6.4 (for the sciences faculty) to 13.1 (for the medicine & dentistry faculty) candidates.

The Monica Wills Chapel, which is located on the grounds of Wills Hall, one of the University’s residence halls on the edge of the Downs, offers an Organ Scholarship thanks to the generosity of the Wills Hall Association. The Scholarship is worth £750 each year and is paid in three termly installments by bank transfer. Annually, the Scholarship is given out based only on merit, and the winner’s religious beliefs are irrelevant. It would be beneficial to be familiar with a variety of Christian worship philosophies. By mutual consent, the award may be extended (often for a maximum of two years). Renewal will depend on maintaining good academic achievement and completing the responsibilities indicated below.

Details about Monica Wills Chapel Organ Scholarship at the University of Bristol:

Scholarship Sponsor: Wills Hall Association/University of Bristol, UK

Scholarship Value: Partial Funding, £750

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Masters

Host Institution(s): University of Bristol, UK

Eligibility Criteria for Monica Wills Chapel Organ Scholarship

Candidates are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the Monica Wills Chapel Organ Scholarship at the University of Bristol:

  • The University of Bristol accepts applications for the Wills Hall Organ Scholarship from both current and prospective students who have been awarded a place to study there and have indicated Bristol as their top choice.
  • The scholarship will typically be given to a student beginning their first year of study once candidates with sufficient merit are selected.
  • Applicants don’t need to be enrolled in music to be eligible for the prize; students from all academic fields are welcome to apply.

Interview Process Monica Wills Chapel Organ Scholarship

The first Friday of Teaching Block 1 is typically when applications must be submitted. The Director of Chapel Music will notify you if an audition is necessary. If a qualified candidate is found, a meeting will be scheduled soon following the auditions. The position may remain open for more applications if a qualified individual is not chosen following the initial round of auditions.

Application Procedure for Monica Wills Chapel Organ Scholarship

Fill out a scholarship application form, which is available from David Dewar, the director of chapel music.

Telephone: +44 (0)7772 607830 Email:

You can also visit the official website for further details.

The Application Deadline is: Not Specified

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