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Graduate Fellowships

Graduate Fellowships

The Music Department provides a minimum of five years of support to students who enter on the M.A. level and a minimum of four years to those who enter on the Ph.D. level. This support includes tuition, fees, and health insurance. Students are awarded a fellowship in their first year. Support in subsequent years is in the form of a combination of fellowships and appointments as Graduate Student Instructors. In addition, students apply for Graduate Division and Extramural Fellowships during their tenure as a graduate student.

The George Ladd Prix de Paris

The George Ladd Prix de Paris is awarded to a distinguished graduate student composer in the Music Department. The award supports one year of study in Paris, France. To be considered for the award, students must have completed the M.A. degree and usually will have passed the Qualifying Exams. Awards are made on the basis of faculty nomination. The stipend level is determined by student need.

When applying to our graduate program, we encourage students to investigate and apply for funding that is external to the University of California, Berkeley. The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grants, and Ford Foundation grants of good examples of such a source. For international students, the possibilities for a Fulbright Fellowship might be investigated.

Traveling Hertz Fellowships

Alfred Hertz Memorial Traveling Scholarships are intended for persons who have unusual talent in music and who show a bona fide intention to devote their lives to music. It was the donor’s intention to enable recipients of these scholarships to study away from Berkeley either in the United States or elsewhere. Anyone who has been affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley may apply before March 15.