Continued financial support for EU students

Tuesday 3 July 2018


The UK Government has confirmed that EU students applying for 2019 entry are eligible for home fee status and can apply for student loans and grants for the duration of their course.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds confirmed that students from the European Union starting courses in England in the 2019/20 academic year will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee status’, meaning they will be charged the same tuition fees as UK students.

The Royal College of Music is delighted that students applying to study at the RCM in September 2019 will be eligible to apply for the same funding and support as current EU students and that this eligibility will continue throughout their course, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the European Union. 

Mr Hinds said: ‘I want everyone with the talent and potential to be able to take advantage of our world class universities […] Students from the EU make an important contribution to the universities sector and it is a testament to our system that so many students from abroad choose to come and study here. Today we are providing clarity and certainty on their fees for the duration of their courses.’

Colin Lawson, Director of the Royal College of Music, said: ‘The RCM is a truly international conservatoire with a diverse community of musicians from Europe and beyond. We are pleased with the announcement made yesterday by the UK Government. All of us here at the RCM are working hard to ensure that financial means are not a barrier to achieving musical excellence.’

More information can be found on the UK Government website. If you are considering applying to the Royal College of Music, the latest information can be found at

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