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Support the most talented

RCM double bassist in an orchestral rehearsal
We are committed to attracting and nurturing exceptional musicians from across the globe by removing financial concerns through our scholarship programme.

For many, a scholarship makes the dream of studying at the RCM a reality. More than 50% of our students receive financial assistance from the RCM. Your support will help us to increase the funding available to our aspiring young musicians in the future.

Our impact: training the musicians of the future

We strive to give students a learning experience that unlocks their potential and prepares them for life after study, nurturing their personal development in order to meet the demands of the music profession. The unique resource of our pioneering Creative Careers Centre provides an unparalleled career support service. RCM students and graduates enjoy success in major competitions around the globe and go on to pursue a wide range of careers paths in some of the most prestigious ensembles, venues, educational institutions and opera companies.

The RCM is dedicated to preparing our students for the world after graduation. Our Creative Careers Centre gives graduates and students access to a wealth of job opportunities as well as offering support and careers advice.

Ways to support our scholarship programme

Make a donation

Support the musicians of the future by donating to the RCM Scholarships fund.


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Named scholarships

Our supporters enjoy building meaningful relationships with their scholarship recipients. Over the course of a year, a gift of £10,000 or more provides a named scholarship for a Home/EU student and £25,000 or more provides a named scholarship for an international student. In recognition of your support, you will be invited to follow your scholar’s journey, attend performances and will be acknowledged in their biography.

Endowed scholarships

Endowing a scholarship at the RCM creates a lasting legacy and can be established with a gift of £300,000 or more. Scholarships will receive a name of your choosing and are endowed in perpetuity.

How scholarships are awarded

Every student who auditions in person for a place on one of the RCM's performance or composition courses will be considered for a scholarship or study award. Composers who audition by video interview will also be considered.

Eligibility for scholarships is based on merit, which is determined by performance at audition or the strength of portfolio and interview for composers.

Get in touch

For more information on the RCM Scholarships Fund and how you can support students through their studies, please contact our Scholarships Officer.

Marianna Raatikainen

Supporter Engagement Officer

+44 (0)20 7591 4862

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