Beatrice Ratcliffe Entry-Level Scholarship in Music

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What does the scholarship get me?

Up to $5000

Closing dates for applications

Next: 1 November 2021

Applications open 20 September

Length of award

One Scholarship will be awarded annually, for a period of one year,

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and support students commencing undergraduate study in the School of Music.

Selection criteria

To be offered the Scholarship the candidate must be currently enrolled in Year 13 at a New Zealand Secondary School and intending to enrol full-time in a Bachelor of Music or conjoint degree in the School of Music at the University of Auckland in the following year.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The Scholarship will be paid in two instalments: one in the first, and one in the second semester (see Note II).The Scholarship may be held concurrently with any other award or grant as long as a) the terms of that award orgrant permit and b) the University of Auckland Council is informed and approves.


How do students apply?

Scholarship applications will usually open around six weeks before the closing date. Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible before you apply.

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How and when do students learn of the decision?

Payment will be made in the third week of each semester upon confirmation of eligible enrolment.

Decision makers

Selection process

Application is made to the Scholarships Office
A Selection Committee assesses the applications
The Scholarship is awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of the Selection Committe

History or background of award

The Scholarship was established in 2016. Richard Guy Ratcliffe bequeathed funds to the School of Music at the University of Auckland from the Beatrice Ratcliffe Charitable Trust for scholarships.

Additional information

Financial need will be determined by a range of factors including current eligibility for a StudyLink Student Allowance,and personal and financial circumstances

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

Janey Walker
Scholarships Regulations and Communications Adviser
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92 019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
+64 9 3737 599 ext 87242


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in November 2020.