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New scholarships for Indian students

Thu 31 October 2019

Anonymous donation will support individuals born and educated in India to study at London’s Creative Conservatoire.

From September 2020, the new Udmi Devi Scholarship will enable aspiring performing artists born and educated in India to train at either undergraduate or postgraduate level with us, furthering our commitment to widening access for talented and dedicated international students and reinforcing our role as a leader for international development in arts education and innovation.

The award, which recognises excellence in music, dance or musical theatre, will be awarded annually from September 2020, with each recipient being given a multi-year scholarship for the duration of their programme of study to the value of £10,000 per annum.

The scholarships have been made possible thanks to a generous gift of £100,000 from an anonymous benefactor in the name of their late grandmother Thakurain Udmi Devi, a progressive and caring woman who placed great emphasis on the education of all those around her.

Thanks to financial support like this, talented international students can train with us and seize opportunities they would otherwise be unable take due to financial limitations.

Jasiel Peter (pictured), originally from Bangalore, is a current music student who has benefited from the support of our GREAT Scholarships, in partnership with the British Council.

The double-bassist explains the importance of receiving support –

“I cannot thank Trinity Laban enough for my scholarship. Studying in London was always a dream, this scholarship made my dream a reality, thank you so much for supporting me.”

Jasiel’s long-term ambition is to return to India to give back what he has learned during his studies.

The new Udmi Devi scholarship builds on the existing support available specifically for Indian students, strengthening our aim to diversify access to our training.

We will be holding auditions in India for 2020 entry on 8 December 2019 (Mumbai) and 9 December 2019 (Delhi).

For more information, visit our Auditions in Asia webpage

To register your interest in our auditions, please use our online form

If think you might be eligible for this scholarship and would like to know more, please contact

Applications submitted via UCAS Conservatoires by 1st March will be automatically considered for this award.  There is no separate application process.

Image: Jasiel Peter (credit Lidia Crisafulli)