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Online 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. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us. 

ONLINE HIGHER EDUCATION BURSARY

The Higher Education Bursary (Online) is available to applicants to our degree programme via the Online school. Every 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 £5,995 per year (£17,985 in total). This means all tuition fees are waived and students will be given free software to complete their course. It's available to applicants and students from all over the world.

To be eligible 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 applying to study their first degree
  • Be applying to study or have been accepted on our Online BA (Hons) in Music Production & Sound Engineering

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.

ONLINE PB PRODUCER SCHOLARSHIPS

Point Blank is dedicated to helping music producers achieve excellence from all over the world in our online school. Every year, we can offer online scholarships to talented and hard-working applicants. These scholarships are worth different amounts depending on which course category they fall under. See table below for details:

Course TitleScholarship Value  Pathway
BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree     £3,000Higher Education  
DipHE Music Production & Sound Engineering £2,000Higher Education
CertHE Music Production & Sound Engineering £1,000Higher Education
Music Production Complete Master Diploma £1,000Practical
Music Production Master Diploma £500Practical
Music Production Diploma £300Practical
Music Industry Certificate £250Practical
Complete Programmes £200Practical
Single Modules £100Practical

To be eligible students should:

  • Demonstrate outstanding potential within the subject of music, evidenced through a portfolio of work and personal statement / cover letter

How to Apply

Higher Education Applicants

Applicants applying directly to any of Point Blank's HE 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.

Practical Programme Applicants

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.

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.

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.

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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