Every year, the University of Leicester and the Leicester Cathedral make three Choral Scholarships of £1000 available to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Scholarships are tenable for one year in the first instance and are usually extended for a further two, given a satisfactory report by the Director of Music to the Dean and Chapter and a willingness on the student's part to continue.
These scholarships are open to students attending the University of Leicester. Candidates must pass an audition to be considered. Priority is given to students who sing alto (male or female), tenor or bass, but in the absence of suitable candidates in these voice parts, it may be possible to award a scholarship to a soprano. Experience of singing in a church or cathedral choir is beneficial but not as important as strong sight-reading ability. Successful candidates must attend all practices and services.