Applications closed


Number available


Closing date

03 March 2021

Scholarship details


Friends of the Conservatorium


In the 1990s a group known as the Friends of the Conservatorium set up a fund for the purpose of supporting the pursuit of studies in music. Their intent was to assist aspiring music students with study costs. This group ran a series of fundraising events including a cycle race. Unfortunately their identities are not known today but we honour their vision and passion for music. This fund is now named the Creative Conservatorium Fund. The scholarships described below are specifically for students disadvantaged by distance to assist with the relocation costs of a move to Newcastle to study music.

Applicable to: Commencing, first year, music, regional, rural, relocation.

For more information on this scholarship, please review the full Terms and Conditions.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be commencing in the first year of a Bachelor of Music with University of Newcastle.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Be relocating to Newcastle from a regional or remote area in Australia.
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen.
  • Not have previously completed an Australian undergraduate degree program.

Required Documentation

If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.

  • None Required.


The scholarship provides a benefit of $4,000 paid after semester one census, usually in April.


Selection is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application against the eligibility criteria. Consideration may be given to the student's postcode of home address in the year prior to admission to B Music and academic merit, namely Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). The panel may also consider the online audition video uploaded to on application for entry to the Bachelor of Music program at UON.

Postcode will be assessed using the Australian Standard Geographic Classification Remoteness Areas (ASGC RA). All categories other than RA1 Major Cities of Australia are considered to be regional or remote as per postcode search available online at


Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759

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