Below are the annual tuition fees for our courses.

Scroll down to see the section on How to pay your fees below.

CourseUK feesInternational (overseas) fees
BMus£9,250£25,300
MA and PGCert (except Musical Theatre department) (1-year intensive)£15,050£28,000
MA and PGCert (except Musical Theatre department) (2-year standard)£12,550£25,500
MMus (1-year intensive)£16,050£31,500
MMus (2-year standard)£13,550£29,000
MPhil/PhD£7,000£15,300
MPhil/PhD writing-up£1,510£1,510
Study Abroad (pro-rata for part-year attendance)£16,050£23,650
Gap Year, Organ Foundation£12,500£23,650
Musical Theatre MA and PGCert£16,350£20,200
Musical Direction & Coaching MA and PGCert£13,950£17,800
Musical Direction & Coaching Professional Diploma£12,100£23,900
Advanced Diploma (Royal Academy Opera)£17,000£17,000
Advanced Diploma (Performance)£11,900£23,700
Professional Diploma (except Musical Direction & Coaching)£11,900£23,700
Continuing Professional Development Diploma£11,900£23,700

The fees stated above are for one academic year and are subject to an annual increase.

Tuition fees for UK-fee (Home Fee) students on the BMus programme are aligned with the maximum tuition fee cap set by the UK government.

There is no fee difference for UK-fee (Home Fee) students on ELQ status; they will pay the UK rate.

There is a guide to living costs on our Living in London page.

Course UK fees International (overseas) fees
BMus £9,250 £27,300
MA and PGCert (except Musical Theatre) (1-year intensive) £16,250 £28,900
MA and PGCert (except Musical Theatre) (2-year standard) £13,550 £27,550
MMus (1-year intensive) £17,350 £34,000
MMus (2-year standard) £14,650 £31,300
MPhil/PhD £7,550 £16,500
MPhil/PhD writing-up £1,650 £1,650
Study Abroad (pro-rata for part-year attendance) £17,350 £25,550
Gap Year, Organ Foundation £13,500 £25,550
Musical Theatre MA and PGCert £17,650 £21,800
Musical Direction & Coaching MA and PGCert £15,050 £19,200
Musical Direction & Coaching Professional Diploma £13,050 £25,800
Advanced Diploma (Royal Academy Opera) £18,350 £18,350
Advanced Diploma (Performance) £12,850 £25,600
Professional Diploma £12,850 £25,600
Continuing Professional Development Diploma £12,850 £25,600

The fees stated above are for one academic year and are subject to an annual increase.

Tuition fees for UK-fee (Home Fee) students on the BMus programme are aligned with the maximum tuition fee cap set by the UK government.

There is no fee difference for UK-fee (Home Fee) students on ELQ status; they will pay the UK rate.

There is a guide to living costs on our Living in London page.

The Finance Department will email an invoice to the address you have given us, with details of the payment schedule. Annual tuition fees are payable in advance, with a 25% deposit normally due in April or May (later for students already studying at the Academy), and the remaining balance by 1 September. Please ensure you inform the Academy‘s Registry (registry@ram.ac.uk) if your email address changes. Receipts are only issued on request.

Please note that UK-fee students on the BMus programme with a tuition fee loan (see Loans section) from the Student Loans Company only need to provide the loan confirmation letter. If you do not use a loan to cover the fee, the full fee must be paid by 1 September.

If you need a Student Visa to commence your studies here, the amount the Academy has received for your tuition fee payment will be included in your UKVI online visa application record (the CAS statement).

Paying by bank transfer

The Academy’s bank details are:
Lloyds Bank plc
185 Baker Street, London NW1 6XB
Account Name: Royal Academy of Music FEES Account
Account Number: 34945468
Sort Code: 30-90-39
IBAN: GB95 LOYD 3090 3934 9454 68
BIC: LOYDGB21135
Swift: LOYDGB2L

Reference: Please use your student reference number as the reference number for all tuition fee payments. You will find this on your invoice.

Any transaction charges must be paid by you and not by the Academy.

International student fee payments

If you’re an international student, you may also use Flywire to make payments in your home currency and to eliminate bank fees. You may also pay by international credit/debit card.

Any transaction charges must be paid by you and not by the Academy.

Policy documents

The Academy’s terms and conditions regarding tuition refunds and compensation can be found below.

The Academy's information on tuition fee debt and how it is handled can be found below.

Refunds and compensation policy
Tuition fee debt policy

BMus students from the UK, and BMus students from the EU who are eligible for UK Student Finance, can provide their household income details to Student Finance when applying for a loan. If the income is below a certain amount, they will receive an Income Bursary.

  • Students whose household income is £25,000 or below will automatically receive a £3,000 waiver bursary.
  • Students whose household income is between £25,001 and £33,500 will automatically receive a £2,000 waiver bursary.

UK students – your household income details will be drawn from HMRC records after you’ve completed your online loan application and consented to share your details.

EU students who cannot apply online for a tuition fee loan: you must download, print and complete the loan application on paper and return it as instructed on the form. New students: you will then be emailed a link to a bursary form, which you print out, complete and return by post to the Student Finance EU Office with the requested documentation. Continuing students: you are only income assessed once at the start of the course, you do not need to complete the income assessment again but you must renew the loan application each year.

Following Brexit, the government confirmed that EU students beginning their course in 2020 or earlier still pay the same fees as UK students ('home fees'), for the duration of their course.

The UK Government announced that EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for Home fee status or financial support from Student Finance England for courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 and beyond, so they will be considered as Overseas (international) students.

However, the Government has also stated that students benefitting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Right agreements may be considered eligible for Home Fees. This includes settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, and also Ukraine Scheme visa holders.

We recommend you consult UKCISA’s website if you are uncertain about your status about fee eligibility. The Academy‘s Student Funding Manager is also happy to advise.

Most assessments are based on your situation on the ‘First day of the academic year’. This is 1 September preceding the start of your study programme. For example, the date is 1 September 2022 if you begin studying at the Academy in September 2022.

Students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme and are joining a new course in September 2022 need to be ordinarily resident in the UK on 1 September 2022.

An explanation of ordinary residence is on UKCISA’s website.

Home (UK) fees for degree programmes are subsidised by the UK government and are therefore lower than the standard (international) tuition fees. In determining fees classification up to the 2020/21 academic year, the Academy applies The Education (Fees and Awards) (England) Regulations 2007 and The Student Fees (Qualifying Courses and Persons) (England) Regulations 2007. For fees classification for the 2021/22 academic year onwards, the Academy applies The Higher Education (Fee Limit Condition) (England) Regulations 2017 (as amended) (S.I. 2017 No.1189), and the Education (Fees and Awards) (England) Regulations 2007 (as amended) (S.I. 2007 No.779).

A full explanation of these regulations is on UKCISA’s website. We recommend you consult the UKCISA website if you are uncertain about your status and for the latest information about fee eligibility.

The Academy charges an annual tuition fee of £9,250 for BMus students from the UK and EU (2022/23 academic year). A certain amount of the income from the fee (known as Additional Fee Income) is invested into providing financial help for students from lower-income households and increased levels of outreach work. This includes the fee waivers and waiver bursaries (please see the Fee waiver section above).

The Academy also offers an extensive range of merit scholarships to applicants in all disciplines and programmes. These are awarded following auditions. Please see Scholarships and Bursaries for more information.