Grants & Scholarships
"The Centro Superior KATARINA GURSKA is committed to musical education and talent, following the highest quality standards in all our educational services, accepting all kinds of students, regardless of their economic situation.”
Since our inception, we have implemented an adjusted pricing policy in order to democratize the access to high quality private music teaching. Being aware of the economic effort involved in pursuing a degree in a private school, we provide all students with various forms of financial aid, among them the CSKG scholarship fund, the KATARINA GURSKA Foundation and other partners.
School Scholarship Fund (CSKG Scholarships) – CLOSED
The CSKG scholarships are based on the principle of equal opportunities for those students in the speciality of interpretation (itineraries A and B) of the Bachelor Grade Degree who, for economic reasons and being able to develop their talent with us, cannot afford to pay for the whole of their private studies. The school’s steering committee will analyse each student’s application on a case-by-case basis and the amount of the grant will be determined by the school itself.
Scholarship recipients who are already enrolled at CSKG are eligible for financial aid on the basis of the annual tuition fee and for each of the years of study of the Bachelor’s Degree if they apply for the aid in due time and form and their financial situation has not changed significantly. In order to receive the grant, all students must register via the following button “REGISTRATION FOR GRANTS”, and submit the required documentation duly completed. In addition to the administrative formalities, students receiving the scholarship will be required to demonstrate good academic results in all subjects of their course and to maintain satisfactory progress each year. These results will be proven by progress reports and examinations throughout the year.
For New Entrance students, the level demonstrated in the entrance exam will also be taken into account when defining the amount of grant awarded, and for Transfer students, the average mark of their transcript will be taken into account.
The CSKG does not discriminate against students on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, political opinion, national origin or disability.
Requirements to apply for a CSKG Scholarship
1. Administrative paperwork
All interpreting students (itineraries A and B) aspiring to receive the CSKG scholarship must register through the “Registration for scholarships” button below, and submit the corresponding documentation before 29 May 2022, in person at the headquarters of the Centro Superior Katarina Gurska at Calle Santa Engracia 181, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- New students must present the income tax return for 2021 of both parents and/or guardians, or if they do not have one, a valid contract or proof from the INEM.
- Former students will keep their scholarship from the previous academic year as long as their progress has been positive.
2. Personal interview and commitment of acceptance of conditions
All students who have applied for a scholarship will have to pass a personal interview to examine the student’s study skills and dedication, as well as their commitment as a CSKG student. Once they have passed all the tests, they will accept their collaboration with the CSKG as a scholarship student, for which they will be asked to attend and participate in all the activities organised by the CSKG to which they are required, as well as their collaboration in administrative and/or coordination tasks typical of scholarship students, if required.
KATARINA GURSKA Foundation Award Competition – CLOSED
The FKG organises an annual competition for performers, conductors or composers who are studying or aspiring to study for a Bachelor’s degree at the CSKG. This competition assesses the artistic merit and ability of the student to be able to perform as a professional performer, conductor or composer regardless of his or her financial status.
For instrumental candidates, the trustees of the KATARINA GURSKA Foundation have established 5 prizes representing 100% of the tuition fees. These prizes may be forfeited if the required level is not reached. The FKG is an independent body of the CSKG and as such will appoint a selection board each year whose selection criteria are also independent. The decision on the awarding of prizes is irrevocable and will be published on the FKG website. In addition to financial support, the winners of the competition will be presented as soloists representing the CSKG at various public concerts and festivals. The prize is awarded on an annual basis, so that the winning student must continue to meet the requirements of the competition in the following years.
The FKG does not discriminate against students on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, political ideology, nationality or disability.
Requirements for participation in the FKG competition
1.1. Returning students (performance majors)
In order to apply for this competition, you must be a high-achieving performer in your main instrument subject. Students who meet this requirement must send a current video (from 2022) to email@example.com, in which they perform a work of their major (5 to 10 minutes in length) by 29 May 2022. This video will be evaluated by the panel of judges who will determine whether it meets the level required to participate in the competition’s final.
Candidates who pass the first phase will be invited to the final phase, which will take place on Sunday 12 June 2022 in the auditorium of our headquarters at Calle Santa Engracia 181.
1.2. New students (performance specialities)
In order to take part in this competition, they must have a grade of 10 or honours in their main instrument subject in the last official course taken, which they must justify with:
- 1st year entry students: Academic certificate of the professional qualification.
- Transfer students: Academic Certificate of the Higher Degree courses completed.
New students who meet the above requirement must send the academic certificate, along with a current video (from 2022) to firstname.lastname@example.org in which they perform a work of their speciality (5 to 10 minutes long) before 29 May 2022. This video will be evaluated by the panel of judges who will determine whether it meets the level required to participate in the final of the competition.
If you pass the first phase, you will be invited to the final phase, which will take place on Sunday 12 June 2022 in the auditorium of our headquarters at Calle Santa Engracia 181.
1.3. Composition and Conducting Students
For these students, the Foundation’s prize will consist of sponsoring a concert in which the winning Conducting student will conduct and the work of the winning Composition student will be performed.
The Katarina Gurska Foundation will make one of the stages of its musical cycles available to these students, and will hire the Orchestra of the Conducting Academy for the concert.
The students of these departments will be eligible for this award from the end of the 1st academic year. At the end of the academic year, they will be proposed to the panel of judges by their teachers and tutors on the basis of their academic and artistic performance in the current academic year. The prize will be applied in the following academic year.
In all cases you must register via the following button “Registration for scholarships” before 29 May 2022.
2. 2. Commitment and acceptance of the conditions
Once they have passed all the tests, the awarded students will accept their collaboration with the CSKG and the FKG as a scholarship student, for which they may be required to attend and participate in the activities organised by the CSKG and the FKG.
The following conditions must be fulfilled for the award of the FKG prize:
- Exclusive dedication to the studies of the Bachelor’s degree.
- The student will represent the CSKG centre in all national and international forums to which he/she is asked to attend, mentioning in his/her CV the condition of being awarded by the KATARINA GURSKA Foundation.
Scholarships with Social Return
Students awarded scholarships by the FKG and the CSKG are part of the “Scholarships with Social Return” programme. Through this programme, the scholarship recipients “give back”, either in the form of concerts or social action, the knowledge they have acquired through their scholarships. A double altruistic work that contributes both to the developing artist and to his or her closest social environment, promoting such necessary values as solidarity, excellence and effort.
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