Support a Student

Training to become a professional musician is a long and expensive pathway, with tuition fees at a minimum of £8,800 a year, and total yearly study costs reaching up to £20,000.

Today, undergraduates enter their finals with an average debt of £60,000, with postgraduate study a further requirement for many.

The Student Awards Fund offers vital support to students who could not otherwise afford to take up their place, giving over £1 million a year to ensure they are able to develop their talent. However, each year we receive requests for help totalling closer to £3 million and so there are many students whose financial needs are simply not met. All donations, large or small, make a real difference.

If you would like to donate a sum which would cover full or half tuition fees, we do offer the opportunity to support an individual student via our Named Awards.

For further information on how you can support a student at the RNCM please email Petra van den Houten, Head of Individual Giving, at or call 0161 907 5338.