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Support a scholarship

RCM bassist in an orchestra 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.

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.

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.

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.

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