Rewarding Excellence and Increasing Accessibility.

Scholarships worth more than £130,000 available for September 2019 study.

Application Deadline is Friday 28th June 2019.

ACM works hard to make its unique music industry education offering affordable and accessible to all those who are committed and ready to learn.

We don’t seek perfection. Indeed, we believe that perfection in the arts is something that you should always be on the road towards, but never expect to achieve. We believe that there is always more work that you can undertake to better your craft and that nobody is ever done learning, but where you, as a prospective student, are displaying signs of academic, creative and/or entrepreneurial excellence in your application to study at ACM, we want you to know that there are a range of prestigious scholarships available to help reward your hard work.

If you would like to benefit from any of the Scholarships listed here, we encourage you to start their respective applications processes early by following the instructions on the individual Scholarship pages. If you require further information about the Scholarships or other aspects of studying at ACM, please don’t hesitate to contact our Admissions Team via telephone on 01483 500 841 or email using

Only students who have returned their offer letters for September 2019 study may apply for the Scholarships listed above. If you have received an offer of study but haven’t already returned your enrolment contract, please do so as soon as possible. Equally, if you haven’t yet applied for September study at ACM, please start the process now at Places at ACM are limited and highly sought after.


The Skunk Anansie Scholarship

The Skunk Anansie Scholarship rewards one performance student at ACM London, ACM Guildford or ACM Birmingham with support for up to 3 years of study, worth £27,000.
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The Freddie Mercury Scholarship

Created by Brian May and Roger Taylor in memory of their fellow Queen band member, The Freddie Mercury Scholarship rewards rewards excellence in Performance and Artistry (by musicians, songwriters or producers) on Degree programmes at ACM London or ACM Guildford with support for up to 3 years of study, worth £27,000.
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The Ivors Academy Scholarship

Awarded by The Ivors Academy Scholarship (previously the BASCA Scholarship) rewards one songwriting student at ACM Birmingham, ACM London or ACM Guildford with support for up to 3 years of study, worth £27,000.
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The Keith Lowde Scholarship

Created in the name and memory of the founder of the ACM Music Business School by The Lowde Music Trust, the Keith Lowde Scholarship rewards one Music Business or Technical Services Student at ACM Birmingham, ACM London or ACM Guildford with support for up to 3 years of study, worth £27,000.
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