Studying at a leading performing arts college can be vital for future generations of performers to achieve their potential, but with living expenses and tuition fees rising the costs can be astronomical. We believe that a musician’s financial position shouldn’t be a barrier to delivering their full potential so we’re delighted to be able to remove some of the financial burden for music performance students through our Postgraduate Awards.
Students who wish to study musical performance can apply for financial support of up to £5,000 towards study and living costs for the next academic year.
Is this for me?
Our postgraduate awards are open to students who are studying music performance at Postgraduate level (ie. Mmus, MA, PGDip, Artist Diploma) at one of the following UK conservatoires or performing arts colleges:
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Royal Academy of Music
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Royal College of Music
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Royal Northern College of Music
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
National Opera Studio (répétiteurs only)
How to apply
Applications are currently closed but we would recommend signing up to our mailing list to be the first to hear when applications open again.
See the full eligibility and application guide here.
Please contact [email protected] if you have any queries regarding our eligibility criteria.
Help Musicians has supported the costs of music education since our founding in 1921. In fact, apart from during the outbreak of World War 2, we have given awards to UK conservatoire students for nearly 100 years.
Previous winners of these awards include Help Musicians’ President and percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, trumpeter Alison Balsom OBE, violinist, vocalist and composer Alice Zawadzki, guitarist Miloš Karadaglic and pianist and Help Musicians’ Ambassador Isata Kanneh-Mason.