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London Scholarships & Bursaries

ACCESSIBILITY

Point Blank is committed to making music education accessible to people of all backgrounds. We are delighted to offer a range of scholarships, bursaries, funds and grants to support this commitment. Please read through the menu of options below to find out more information about our schemes and application process for our London school. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us. 

LONDON HIGHER EDUCATION BURSARY

The Higher Education Bursary (London) is available to applicants to any 3 year degree programmes at our London school. Each academic year, Point Blank can award these to a limited number of outstanding applicants who would not otherwise be able to study with us. It is worth £3,000 per year (£9,000 in total), subtracted from Point Blank’s tuition fees.

To be eligible applicants or students should:

  • Demonstrate outstanding potential within the subject of music, evidenced through a portfolio of their work and personal statement / cover letter
  • Have a household income of less than £30,000 per annum
  • Be a UK or EU National
  • Be applying to study their first degree
  • Be applying to study or have been accepted on any 3 year BA (Hons) programme at our London campus

How to Apply

Direct Applicants

Applicants applying directly to any of Point Blank's 3 year degree programmes should state they would like to be considered for the bursary on their application form. You should write in your personal statement section how this bursary will help you achieve your goals in the music industry. Successful bursary applicants will be notified with their offer for the course.

UCAS Applicants

UCAS applicants will need to send through a cover letter and portfolio of work to scholarships[at]pointblankmusicschool.com. The cover letter should state how this bursary will help you achieve your goals in the music industry. Applicants will have until 31st January to submit their cover letter and portfolio. Successful applicants will be notified with their offer or contacted separately if they have already been offered a place.

LONDON PB PRODUCER SCHOLARSHIPS

Point Blank is dedicated to helping music producers achieve excellence whilst gaining an internationally recognised Higher Education qualification validated by Middlesex University. Every year, we can offer scholarships to talented and hard-working applicants.

PB Producer Scholarships are worth £3,000 in total and are available for any BA (Hons) programme delivered at our London campus.

To be eligible students should:

  • Demonstrate outstanding potential within the subject of music, evidenced through a portfolio of work and personal statement / cover letter
  • Be a UK or EU National
  • Be applying to study their first degree
  • Be applying to study or have been accepted on any BA (Hons) programme at our London campus

How to Apply

Direct Applicants

Applicants applying directly to any of Point Blank's degree programmes should state they would like to be considered for the scholarship on their application form. You should write in your personal statement section how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals in the music industry. Successful scholarship applicants will be notified with their offer for the course.

UCAS Applicants

UCAS applicants will need to send through a cover letter and portfolio of work to scholarships[at]pointblankmusicschool.com. The cover letter should state how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals in the music industry. Applicants will have until 31st January to submit their cover letter and portfolio. Successful applicants will be notified with their offer or contacted separately if they have already been offered a place.

LONDON RADIO SCHOLARSHIP

If you are a radio head and passionately want to get involved in the wonderful world of radio but can't quite stretch to the full fees for our famous Radio Broadcasting Diploma, here is your shot at redemption. The Radio Scholarship is worth £1000 off the asking price upon successful application.

To be eligible students should:

  • Demonstrate outstanding potential within the subject of radio, evidenced through a portfolio of work and personal statement / cover letter
  • Be applying to study the Radio Broadcasting Diploma at our London campus

How to Apply

Direct Applicants

Applicants applying directly to Point Blank's Radio Broadcasting Diploma should state they would like to be considered for the radio scholarship on their application form. You should write in your personal statement section how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals in radio. Successful scholarship applicants will be notified with their offer for the course.

UCAS Applicants

UCAS applicants will need to send through a cover letter and portfolio of work to scholarships[at]pointblankmusicschool.com. The cover letter should state how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals in the music industry. Applicants will have until 31st January to submit their cover letter and portfolio. Successful applicants will be notified with their offer or contacted separately if they have already been offered a place.

LONDON HARDSHIP SUPPORT FUND

As part of our commitment to provide financial assistance for students who meet financial hardship whilst studying a student loan-funded course with us, we have the Hardship Support Fund available. This fund provides financial support to a select number of current students studying a higher education course who have met unforeseen financial hardship during their studies. For some students, a grant from our Hardship Support Fund can make all the difference, allowing them to refocus on their studies and successfully graduate. The maximum award is £1,000 per year.

How to Apply

Current students may apply by sending a cover letter to scholarships[at]pointblankmusicschool.com. Applications will be considered once a term.

LONDON MUSIC INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIP

The Music Industry Scholarship is worth the value of one module to be used at any of our schools around the world or online. This will be awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding potential in music who are in need of financial assistance.

How to Apply

Students may apply by sending a cover letter and portfolio of work to scholarships[at]pointblankmusicschool.com. The letter should state how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals in the music industry. Applications will be considered once a term. Please note we receive many applications and cannot reply to everyone. If you do not hear back after a term, please consider your application unsuccessful. You may reapply the following year.

LONDON EX-ANIMO FOUNDATION GRANT

The Ex-Animo Foundation promotes the advancement of education among young people in the creative arts. There is a total fund of £1,500 available each year for current Point Blank students to purchase equipment while studying at Point Blank. It is available to any current student studying at one of our locations around the world or online.

How to Apply

Current students may apply by sending a cover letter and portfolio of work to scholarships[at]pointblankmusicschool.com. The letter should state how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals in the music industry. Applications will be considered annually. The deadline each year is 31st July. Please note we receive many applications and cannot reply to everyone. If you have not heard back by 31st August, please consider your application unsuccessful. You may reapply the following year.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

The scholarships, bursaries and grants listed above are subject to the following Terms & Conditions:

  • Scholarships, bursaries and grants may only be used towards the cost of a Point Blank course, are not transferable and may not be redeemed for cash value.
  • Point Blank will attempt to contact the selected recipient using the phone and email information provided on this application. If the recipient does not respond within 7 days of the first contact attempt, the scholarship, bursary or grant offer will be rescinded.
  • Where applicable, scholarship, bursaries and grant funds will be disbursed periodically throughout the programme. After the initial disbursement, the recipient must maintain satisfactory academic progress and meet the minimum attendance requirement to continue to receive funds.
  • If the recipient fails to maintain satisfactory academic progress or meet the minimum attendance requirement, the scholarship will be forfeited and the recipient is liable for all remaining tuition charges that would have otherwise been paid by the scholarship.
  • Point Blank reserves the right to not award a scholarship, bursary or grant if no applicant meets eligibility requirements.
  • Scholarships, bursaries and grants are not guaranteed, nor will a scholarship or bursary award secure a place on the intended programme or term of study for the recipient.
  • Students in receipt of scholarships or bursaries may be asked and be expected to attend external events (e.g. education exhibitions) or contribute to marketing material.
  • To prove your household income, you will need to show one of the following as evidence: P60, self-assessment tax form, month 12 / week 53 payslip, headed Letter from employer confirming employment and salary. 
  • Students in receipt of a scholarship, bursary or grant who are eligible for free software will receive the software in the first week of their course. 
  • Students who have been accepted to study a Foundation Year followed by one of our 3 year degrees, will only be eligible to apply for a scholarship or bursary upon successful completion of the Foundation Year. 
  • Scholarships and bursaries are not available for our Foundation Year course.

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