Music Scholarships for African Students
Africa Scholars Program - Berklee College of Music
The Africa Scholars Program is designed to create opportunities for gifted African musicians who lack the financial means to study at Berklee.
In addition, the program is intended to enhance Berklee's presence in Africa, including holding more auditions there; increasing awareness of Berklee among African musicians; and encouraging the already impressive roster of Berklee alumni from Africa to actively support this scholarship and Berklee.
Through the Africa Scholars Program, Berklee seeks to provide educational opportunities by awarding scholarships to talented musicians who are citizens of any African country and who meet the admissions requirements.
Qualified candidates must be citizens of an African country. Candidates living or studying abroad are also eligible and may apply for this program.
Scholarship Candidates must have at minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent certification, and meet all admissions requirements.
All eligible candidates for scholarship and fellowship consideration must participate in a live audition and interview (A&I)
A limited number of full-tuition awards are available to exceptionally gifted musicians who participate in a live audition. Partial-tuition awards are also available.
Fellowship and Scholarship Details
Eligibility: Qualified candidates must be citizens of an African country. Candidates living or studying abroad are also eligible and may apply for this program.
Candidates may prove citizenship in one of the following ways:
If you reside in your country of origin, you may prove citizenship with a valid passport, birth certificate, or government ID.
If you reside outside of your country of origin, you may prove citizenship with a valid passport and visa.
Scholarship Candidates must have at minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent certification, and meet all admissions requirements for Berklee College of Music.
Auditions In Africa
All eligible candidates for scholarship and fellowship consideration must participate in a live audition and interview (A&I). Berklee will offer an African A&I event in Nairobi, Kenya during the month of June 2009. The following dates are subject to change:
Nairobi, Kenya - June 2 and 3, 2009
To apply for an opportunity to audition in Nairobi eligible candidates must complete an Africa Scholars Application form. Berklee will review all applications and send official invitations to selected candidates. For questions regarding the A&I events in Nairobi,
How To Apply…
Auditions Outside of Africa
Qualified candidates residing in locations abroad may apply for an A&I opportunity at one of Berklee's many international locations as part of the World Scholarship Tour (WST).
Candidates applying for these A&I opportunities will need to complete an online application form. Berklee will review all applications and send official invitations to selected candidates.
The 2009/2010 audition schedule will be updated by September 1, 2009, after which candidates may submit an application. Those candidates seeking to apply for an audition and interview through Berklee's WST may do so once the new schedule has been published to Berklee's website. We encourage candidates to bookmark the WST page and revisit it for further updates.
How To Apply For Auditions in Nairobi, Kenya
Berklee College of Music will be conducting live audition and interview events in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim of this program is to continue an annual process of visiting locations in Africa to provide opportunities for talented musicians to apply for the chance to study at Berklee College of Music.
Through this event, Berklee seeks to identify qualified candidates for the Roger Brown and Linda Mason Presidential Scholarship. Finalists for this award will be required to submit additional material for consideration.
All candidates seeking to study at Berklee College of Music in our degree or diploma programs will be required to complete the Admissions application process.
In addition to this primary award, Berklee seeks to identify candidates for admissions consideration and other partial-tuition scholarships to assist them with the cost of attending to the college.
All candidates are required to submit an application no later than April 21, 2009 through our web site. Those candidates not able to submit an application through our website may download and print an application form.
Please fax your completed application form to
All questions regarding your application for an audition may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call 617-747-2579.