These students will pay the UK undergraduate or postgraduate tuition fee rate for the duration of their programme. In addition, all eligible EU-national students who start an undergraduate or postgraduate programme at the Academy in the 2020/21 academic year will have access to financial support in the form of student loans to cover the cost of tuition fees.

Speaking in Brussels on Wednesday Chris Skidmore, the Universities Minister, announced the plans, which will remain irrespective of whether a deal for leaving the EU is in place or not. He said: ‘We value the important contribution that international students, including those from the EU, make to our universities and it is a testament to our world-leading higher education system that so many students from abroad choose to come and study here.’

The Academy’s Principal, Jonathan Freeman-Attwood CBE, said: 'The Academy is a vibrant international musical community that owes its existence to European culture and history – it is central to our core identity. We wholeheartedly welcome last week’s announcement, which provides some much-needed clarity for prospective students who are considering their options and making important choices about their future in the coming months.'

For more information about studying at the Academy, please visit and contact