fine music radio bursary eligibility requirement 2024-2025?

Fine Music Radio is inviting students to apply for the FMR Bursary Trust Awards, for the 2024 academic year..

The bursary will be awarded for studies towards a Performance (Diploma) or Music (Degree) qualification, in the Jazz and Classical (instrumental and vocal) categories. is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the Fine Music Radio (FMR) Bursary.

The panel of judges will choose 3 finalists per category, who will then perform at the Baxter Concert Hall for the final round. The Classical concert will take place on 17 August  and the Jazz concert will take place on 19 August . This concert will be recorded and broadcast later on Fine Music Radio.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must have completed Matric or be currently in Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must be studying or enrolled to study towards a Performance (Diploma) or Music (Degree), in the Jazz or Classical (instrumental and vocal) categories
  • You must have a strong academic recordDownload and complete the FMR Bursary Application Form 2024 (.pdf)
    Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

    • Proof of enrolment/ registration at a tertiary institution (on institutions letterhead)
    • References from your practical lecturer/ teacher (name, contact number and signature)
    • Curriculum Vitae or Biography stating your career goals and how you intend on using the bursary award funds
    • Audition (to be submitted electronically):
      • Provide full details of the tracks submitted in your email body (Title, Composer and Duration)
      • Link of audio recordings uploaded to YouTube (minimum 2 contrasting works)
      • Audio recordings must be between 10 and 15 minutes in length
      • Audio recordings must be clear, with your instrument or voice to the fore, no editing is allowed (does NOT have to be studio quality)


    Applications must be submitted by email to Mark Jennings at:
    (Insert the words “FMR Bursary Application” in the email subject line).


    22 July  (at 17:00)
    (Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)


    For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Fine Music Radio directly:
    Contact Person: Mark Jennings (FMR Station Manager)