Each year the RCM awards three scholarships to encourage participation in conservatoire education from students from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds. The scholarships are worth up to the value of full fees for each year of the course and can be used either to cover tuition fees or to help with living costs.
Eligible applicants must:
- be a UK national, resident in the UK and eligible to pay Home tuition fees
- be from a Black, Asian or ethnically diverse background
- apply for the Bachelor of Music course
- apply on time by the 1 October deadline and attend an audition (or interview for composers) during the main London audition period in late November to mid-December
How to be considered
UK applicants for the BMus programme will be sent an e-mail in November inviting them to apply for consideration for these scholarships. Where there are more eligible applicants than available awards, scholarships will be allocated on merit based on performance at audition.
Notification of awards
Successful applicants will receive an award letter via e-mail before Christmas.
How awards are paid
As Home undergraduate students are eligible to take out a full tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company, they may choose whether to have their scholarship deducted from their tuition fees or to use their scholarship for their living costs.
The RCM’s Finance Office will write to Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse Scholarship holders in August prior to the start of each academic year of their course, to ask how they wish to use their scholarship. Those choosing to take their scholarships for living costs will have their award for that year paid to them following New Student Check-in in September.
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