Information for organ applicants

This page has information for students who would like to be considered for an organ scholarship (Music award).

Some students apply both for an undergraduate place at Christ's and for an organ scholarship. You can check the vacancies for organ scholars at Christ's here.
 

Current notes for organ applicants (Christ's first choice)
  • 28 Sept: Thank you for taking part in the organ trials and academic interviews.
    We have now emailed all Christ's first choice organ applicants with the outcome of the Cambridge Organ Trials.

  • The next Open Days for students interested in applying for an Organ Scholarship will be 9 and 10 March 2021. These are organised centrally. For details see the Cambridge Organ Scholaship pages. Should COVID-19 restrictions prevent an in-person Open Day from going ahead in March 2021, a replacement online event will be organised.

 

The application process for organ applicants

If you would like to apply for an organ scholarship, please see the organ scholarship information on the university website, which includes details of the application process and auditions. You may also like to get in touch with our Director of Music.

It is particularly important to note that the application deadline is early for applicants who would like to be considered for an organ scholarship. It is 1 September, which is likely to be before you return to school. It is therefore very important to that you speak with your academic and musical referees in advance to ensure that they are available to send your reference and predicted grades for any exams you've not yet taken at the right time.

Date What Notes
Before Sept Research Check the vacancies for organ scholars at Christ's and read the Cambridge Admissions website information on organ scholarships. Please also read the relevant Christ's subject page (all of it!).
1 Sept 2021
  • COPA Form (Organ Application)
  • Academic reference & predicted grades
  • Musical ability reference

Check the vacancies for organ scholars at Christ's.

The COPA form is available from July, along with a Guide to completing the COPA and FAQ's.

Your two references (academic and musical ability) must each be accompanied by a signed coversheet, which will be available to download on this website. Please could referees send it as an email attachment to admissions@christs.cam.ac.uk. Thank you.

22-25 Sept 2021 Organ trials and academic interviews 2021 See detail
1 Sept 2022
  • COPA Form (Organ Application)
  • Academic reference & predicted grades
  • Musical ability reference

Check the vacancies for organ scholars at Christ's.

The COPA form is available from July, along with a Guide to completing the COPA and FAQ's.

Your two references (academic and musical ability) must each be accompanied by a signed coversheet, which will be available to download on this website. Please could referees send it as an email attachment to admissions@christs.cam.ac.uk. Thank you.

18-21 Sept 2022 Organ trials and academic interviews 2021 See detail
Christ's College Chapel

Within a few days of 1 September, we will email you with details and deadlines for anything additional that we need, e.g. if written work is required for your subject. Please read the relevant subject page in advance to check whether written work is normally asked for.

During the organ application process, we will keep you updated in the updates box on this page with any notes for Christ's first choice candidates.

If you receive an organ scholarship at Christ's or another College, we will send you a short offer letter in late September setting out any academic conditions of your offer, and you will then need to complete a UCAS application and SAQ. On the SAQ, once you put your COPA number in, questions you have already answered on the COPA will disappear. In January, you will receive a full offer letter and information for offer holders at the same time as other students who are receiving an offer.
 

Further information

Christ's College organ

Contacting Christ's

There are three of us in the Christ's Admissions Office - our names are Kristy, Jan and Ellie, and the office email address is admissions@christs.cam.ac.uk. Please start any emails with the following details: 

Your full name
Your UCAS Personal ID (once you have one)
The subject you are applying for
'Organ applicant'

Undergraduate admissions / subjects / student profiles