Choral and Organ Scholarships

2017 entry

St Salvator’s Chapel Choir aims to achieve the highest possible musical standards. A Choral or Organ Scholarship with the choir therefore demands a fully committed and professional approach to rehearsal and performance, and is one of the most rewarding opportunities available to ambitious musicians studying at St Andrews.

Further information about the St Salvator's Chapel Choir may be obtained at the Music Centre website and St Salvator's Chapel Choir website

If you require further details about the Choral and Organ Scholarships, please contact the Music Centre.


Geographical criteria

Scotland; England; Northern Ireland; Wales; EU; International

Domicile for fee status

Scotland; England; Northern Ireland; Wales; EU; International

Level of study

Undergraduate or Postgraduate

What does it cover?

As a Choral Scholar, you will benefit from:

  • Subsidised singing lessons to broaden your experience and expertise;
  • Invaluable performance experience, including the opportunity to travel through free participation in the annual choir tour;
  • The opportunity to play a key role in the St Andrews student community, through engagement at events such as graduation;
  • Sunday lunch

Organ scholars accompany St Salvator’s Chapel Choir in all its activities.  Beyond this, an organ scholarship entitles the holder to:

  • Lessons with Tom Wilkinson (University Organist) and Prof. Henry Fairs (Honorary Professor of Organ);
  • Recital opportunities (two per year in St Andrews);
  • Opportunities to attend organ academies and study-abroad trips;
  • Masterclasses with leading organists (John Kitchen, Sietze de Vries, Wolfgang Zerer)

How to apply

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of auditions. Please complete the Choral and Organ Scholarship Application Form 2017 (Word, 175 KB) to apply for an audition, and send the form by email to

When do applications open?

August 2016

Scholarship application deadline

Please see the application form for audition dates.

When should I apply to my chosen course?

You should apply for a place at the University of St Andrews as early as possible. However, please note that an offer of an audition, and any subsequent offer of a scholarship, is not connected to your offer of a place. 

There are many other opportunities to get engaged with Music at St Andrews without holding a choral or organ scholarship. Full details can be found on the Music Centre website.