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.

For further information on how you can support a student at the RNCM please email a member of the Development Team at or call 0161 907 5394.