31 Mar 2020

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation – Scholarship in Master of Musicology



Kabarak University invites applications for Scholarship in Master of Musicology

Kabarak University School of Music and Performing Arts has received two full scholarships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through a sub-grant from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The successful applicants for this scholarship will pursue a fully-funded Master of Musicology through course work and research at Kabarak University School of Music and Performing Arts, beginning in September 2020. The area of focus for research will be Mapping Africa’s Musical Identities.

Duration of the Scholarship

The Scholarship is for two academic years, which is the duration it takes to complete the Master of Musicology program.

Kabarak University, therefore, invites suitably qualified scholars who meet the basic requirements provided below to apply for the scholarship.

Requirements for Applicants:

  1. Applicants must be citizens of East African Community countries.
  2. Applicants must possess relevant undergraduate degree in Music from an accredited institution of higher learning.
  3. Applicants should be practicing musicians on both indigenous and western music instruments.
  4. Applicants should have skills and experience in music transcription.
  5. Applicants must fill the scholarship application form available at https://www.kabarak.ac.ke/downloads/andrew_mellon_foundation_application_form.pdf


  • curriculum vitae;
  • undergraduate certificates and transcripts;
  • a statement of purpose with possible research interests;
  • a written sample paper; and
  • letters of recommendation from two referees who are professionals in the field of specialization.

Submit COMPLETED applications or enquiries to: emonte@kabarak.ac.ke. Kindly note that incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered.

Closing Date for Applications

The closing date for applications is April 30, 2020. Candidates who are shortlisted will be invited for face-to-face or online interviews.


Kabarak University Moral Code

As members of Kabarak University family, we purpose at all times and in all places, to set apart in one’s heart, Jesus as Lord.

(1 Peter 3:15)

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