Fees

Tuition fees

Annual tuition fees for full-time programmes for the 2019–2020 academic year:

Programme UK/EU fees International fees
BMus  tbc* £23,000
MA and PGCert (except Musical Theatre) (1-year intensive) £14,050 £25,850
MA and PGCert (except Musical Theatre) (2-year standard) £12,050 £23,850
MMus (1-year intensive) £15,050 £28,850
MMus (2-year standard) £13,050 £26,850
MPhil/PhD £6,650 £14,550
MPhil/PhD writing-up £1,470 £1,470
Study Abroad (pro-rata for part-year attendance) £15,500 £22,600
Gap Year, Organ Foundation  £11,800 £22,600
Musical Theatre MA and PGCert  £15,600 £19,280
Musical Direction & Coaching MA and PGCert £13,750 £25,100
Musical Direction & Coaching Professional Diploma £11,280 £21,700
Advanced Diploma (Royal Academy Opera) £17,000 £17,000
Advanced Diploma (Performance) £10,830 £21,500
Professional Diploma £10,830 £21,500
Continuing Professional Development Diploma £10,830 £21,500

* fees for 2019-20 will be published when announced by the OFS (Office for Students), we expect this will be in early 2019.

Annual tuition fees for full-time programmes for the 2018–2019 academic year:

 Programme  UK/EU fees [ELQ fees –
see below]
International fees
BMus £9,250 [£11,460] £22,150
MA and PGCert (except Musical Theatre) (1-year intensive) £13,750 [£15,100]  £25,100
MA and PGCert (except Musical Theatre) (2-year standard) £11,750 [£13,100] £23,100
MMus (1-year intensive) £14,750 [£16,100] £28,100
MMus (2-year standard) £12,750 [£14,100] £26,100
MPhil/PhD £6,440 £14,100
MPhil/PhD writing-up £1,430 £1,430
Study Abroad
(pro-rata for part-year attendance)
£15,000 £21,990
Organ Foundation
and Gap Year
£11,460 £21,990
MA and PGCert Musical Theatre £15,140 [£16,490] £19,280
Musical Direction & Coaching MA and PGCert £13,750 [£15,100]  £25,100
Musical Direction & Coaching Professional Diploma £11,200 £21,500
Advanced Diploma (Royal Academy Opera) £17,000 £17,000
Advanced Diploma (Performance) £10,490 £20,820
Professional Diploma £10,490 £20,820
Continuing Professional Development Diploma £10,490 £20,820

The fee levels stated above are for one academic year, and are subject to an annual increase. The increase is normally between 2% and 5% and is applied annually to each year of the programme. 

Tuition fees for UK and EU undergraduate students on the BMus programme are aligned with the maximum tuition fee cap set by the UK government.

Information about tuition fees for UK/EU undergraduates

Information about scholarships and bursaries 

An invoice is issued by the Finance Department during the Spring to your email address, to notify you of payment details and deadlines. Annual fees are normally payable in advance with a 25% deposit due in the Spring as detailed on the invoice, and the balance due by the middle of August. 

Payment of Tuition Fees and eligibility for UK or EU fee rates

Most European Union students will be entitled to pay fees at the ‘home’ (UK) rate provided they have not already gained a qualification at the same level as the programme they are joining, and meet certain conditions. See our Payment section and www.ukcisa.org.uk.

Awards and Loans for BMus students from the UK and European Union

Candidates with UK or EU fee status who are applying for the BMus programme should visit www.gov.uk/student-finance to be assessed for a tuition fee loan. These are administered through the Student Loans Company.

UK-fee candidates can also be assessed for maintenance awards through the gov.uk website to help with living costs.

EU (non-UK) BMus students can apply for a tuition fee loan through www.gov.uk/student-finance, but maintenance awards are available only to UK students.

BMus students on UK or EU fees are eligible to be considered for support through fee waivers if they are in the £9,250 fee category.

Living costs

The Academy estimates that average living costs for one academic year will be around £11,500 to £12,000, including rent, travel, utility bills, food etc.

Scholarships and other Financial Assistance

Entrance scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to selected candidates following their live audition. The Academy prides itself on being able to accept students purely on the basis of their potential and talent, and will therefore try to help deserving candidates as much as possible. The amount available for scholarships varies from year to year, with some funding coming from the Academy’s own endowments and the rest secured through the generosity of individuals, companies, trusts and foundations. The Academy may be able to assist some students (normally postgraduates and full-fee paying international students) towards their study costs through the bursary system. If you are eligible to apply, details will be sent with your offer letter. Enrolled students who experience difficulties with living costs may also seek assistance from the Academy’s ‘Hardship’ funds. See our Financial Support pages for more information.

ELQ

If you are eligible for UK/EU fees according to the regulations stated above, and if you join a study programme for an “ELQ” – a qualification that is equivalent to, or lower than, a qualification that you have already been awarded – Government funding support (which allows lower fees to be charged) is no longer available. For example, if you already have a Bachelor Degree or a postgraduate qualification and wish to join our BMus programme, you would not be eligible to be supported with Government funding and so the higher fee rate would be applicable for your studies. Please contact admissions@ram.ac.uk if you have any queries about this.

See also

Financial Support

Payment of Fees

Application Fees