EuroStrings has developed a scholarship programme for young guitar students to enable them participation in international guitar competitions and masterclasses that mostly require a payment fee. EuroStrings is acknowledging financial situation of many young guitar players and with this programme supporting them in their further international education.


Open Call for EuroStrings Scholarships

EuroStrings provides international opportunities for young classical guitar players and contributes to their professional development through various educational and training programs.

To acknowledge the financial situation of many young guitar players and to support their international education, EuroStrings has developed a scholarship programme for students from lower income backgrounds. This scholarship will enable young guitarists to participate in international guitar competitions and masterclasses of EuroStrings Festivals.


Who can apply?

Young guitarists, aged between 18 and 25, with lower financial capability. They need to be students at a music school and have undergone professional education for at least 2 years.

It is possible to win only one scholarship per candidate, and previous EuroStrings scholarship winners cannot apply again.


Application process

Applicants interested to attend any of the following festivals, may submit the necessary documents to be considered for a full coverage of travel, accommodation, participation costs and per diem for one candidate per each festival.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials for review:

  • a private or unlisted YouTube video containing free choice of repertoire at about 10 min duration
  • a tax return - English translation required (personal and/or parent's)
  • a short description of household status (number of people in household etc)
  • 1 A4 written out formal request for applicant's financial assistance concerning travel, accommodation, festival costs and per diems, specifying the festival of interest. This request should contain candidate's contact info - name, last name, address, email address, phone number - and personal thoughts as to why he or she is in need of the EuroStrings scholarship
  • letter of recommendation from a professional in the field (teacher, music producer, musical collaborator et al.)

All documentation needs to be submitted in English, only the submissions in English will be considered for the selection process.

To apply please fill in the APPLICATION FORM.



  • International Guitar Festival Mottola
  • London Guitar Festival
  • Tampere Guitar Festival
  • Sarajevo International Guitar Festival
  • International Guitar Festival Nuertingen
  • Szeged Guitar Festival
  • Internationales Gitarrenfestival Rust
  • Nikšić Guitar Festival
  • Twents GitaarFestival
  • Sofia GuitArt Festival
  • International Guitar Festival José Tomás, Villa De Petrer
  • Paris Guitar Festival
  • Uppsala Internationela Gitarfestival AB
  • Harmonia Cordis International Guitar Festival
  • Festival Guitarra Guimaraes
  • Tallinn Guitar Festival
  • Zagreb Guitar Festival

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