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
The Charlotte Fraser Foundation awards scholarships and bursaries to British woodwind, brass and voice postgraduate students who have received offers of places on MA or MMus courses at The Royal Academy of Music and The Royal College of Music.
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.
Eric Thompson Trust Annual Award
Open to organists at the start of their career who want to embark on a major project relating to the organ.
The Albert Cooper Music Charitable Trust
For strings students up until the age of 30.
The Countess of Munster Musical Trust: postgraduate study
Open to instrumentalists, singers and composers.
For students who are living in the UK and studying singing full-time at college or a conservatoire.
The Muriel Taylor Scholarship Fund
A scholarship is awarded annually to a cellist between 17 and 23 for the purpose of further study.
The Musicians' Company
The Musicians' Company offer a number of scholarships for study.
Grants towards costs involved in further studies.
For string players who need help with funding their first postgraduate degree in the UK.
For postgraduate composition students.
Studying abroad or location specific
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.
The Flentrop Scholarship
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
Applicants must be resident in Cornwall.
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.
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.
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.
First year students and junior students who will shortly be embarking on full-time study are given priority.
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