Funding for students
There are a number of funding opportunities to help students with the costs associated with undergraduate and postgraduate study, including course fees, buying instruments and studying abroad.
Please check individual websites for details on eligibility, applications and deadlines.
Undergraduate and postgraduate costs
For strings students up until the age of 30.
The Drake Calleja Trust awards scholarships to instrumentalists, singers and accompanists of undergraduate, postgraduate and research level studying at music colleges and conservatoires in the UK.
For students who are living in the UK and studying singing full-time at college or a conservatoire.
A scholarship is awarded annually to a cellist between 17 and 23 for the purpose of further study.
Open to organists at the start of their career who want to embark on a major project relating to the organ.
Grants towards costs involved in further studies.
The Musicians' Company offer a number of scholarships for study.
Open to instrumentalists, singers and composers.
For string players who need help with funding their first postgraduate degree in the UK.
For postgraduate composition students.
Studying abroad or location specific
The RPS Julius Isserlis Scholarship
For study abroad for one or two years. Open to instrumentalists between the ages of 15 and 25, who are permanently resident in the UK.
Open to full-time organ students under 25. The recipient will visit Zaandam, Holland for an introduction to organ-building and tuning, as well as lessons.
Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarships Trust
Scholarships are awarded annually to Scottish students at postgraduate level. Applicants must intend to take up a course of study away from their home town.
Awards will be made to support postgraduate study for musicians from Wales or who have studied in Wales.
To qualify, applicants must be in the age range 18 to 26 and have a connection with Sussex.
Applicants must be resident in Cornwall.
Emerging Musicians' Health Scheme
If you are told you need short-term treatment that isn’t available promptly on the NHS, this scheme may be able to help with a grant towards the costs.
RPS instrument purchase grant
First year students and junior students who will shortly be embarking on full-time study are given priority.
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